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Elda Rotor and John Morgan. Photo courtesy of Penguin Classics

Photo courtesy of Penguin Classics

Producers of Poems by Heart App from Penguin Classics

The team behind the new app Poems by Heart discuss how they combine great gaming with classic poetry. [28:20]

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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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