Francine Prose

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President of the PEN American Center, a membership association of prominent literary writers and editors; author of Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them as well as the novels A Changed Man and Goldengrove

Francine Prose on KCRW

Picture actors onstage wearing outlandish costumes, exaggerating their lines and making silly jokes. Who are they and why are they doing this?

Children's theater takes center stage in Francine Prose's 'Mr. Monkey'

Picture actors onstage wearing outlandish costumes, exaggerating their lines and making silly jokes. Who are they and why are they doing this?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Prose’s protagonist, Lou Villars, is based on the athlete and Gestapo interrogator Violette Morris, who was photographed with her lover in a Parisian nightclub in 1932.

Francine Prose: Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

Prose’s protagonist, Lou Villars, is based on the athlete and Gestapo interrogator Violette Morris, who was photographed with her lover in a Parisian nightclub in 1932.

from Bookworm

Francine Prose: My New American Life

from Bookworm

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