Literature

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Adam Johnson

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NEA Literature Fellow

2010 NEA Literature Fellow Adam Johnson talks the challenges of setting a novel in North Korea. [29:00]

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Lillian Faderman

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Scholar and author

Lillian Faderman's writes a "reconstructed memoir" about her mother's life as an immigrant factory worker and single mother during the Great Depression. [27:52]

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M. Evelina Galang

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Writer

M. Evelina Galang's work spans generations with her writing of young Filipina-Americans and the surviving World War II "comfort women." [22:15]

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Taylor Branch

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Author

Taylor Branch discusses his trilogy of the Civil Rights Movement America in the King Years. [24:25]

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Laura Lippman

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Master of horror

Mystery Writer Laura Lippman talks about the terrifying brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe. [29:32]

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Josh Ritter

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Singer/Songwriter and Author

Indie singer Josh Ritter talks about writing, composing, and performing. [27:58]

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Margot Livesey

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NEA Literature Fellow

Author Margot Livesey discusses The Flight of Gemma Hardy -- her reimagining of Jane Eyre. [32:40]

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John Collins

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Founder/Director Elevator Repair Service

Backstage with the director of Gatz, a play that takes as its text F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic of and about the Jazz Age. [36:04]

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Christopher Paul Curtis

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Author

Christopher Paul Curtis talks about making history real for young readers. [34:01]

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Richard Currey

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Author, Veteran

A writer and Vietnam Veteran discusses Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. [28:31]

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