Literature

Podcasts

WesleyStace110.jpg

Wesley Stace (AKA John Wesley Harding)

Photo c. Lizzie Himmel

Songwriter, novelist

A conversation with songwriter/novelist Wesley Stace who performs under the stage name, John Wesley Harding. [29:24]

Granik110.jpg

Debra Granik

Photo by Sebastian Mlynarski

Filmmaker

Director Debra Granik discusses her award-winning film, Winter's Bone. [24:16]

Wilentz110.jpg

Sean Wilentz

Photo by Daniel Kramer

Author

Here's part 2 of our conversation with Sean Wilentz, author of Bob Dylan in America. [28:26]

Wilentz110.jpg

Sean Wilentz

Photo by Daniel Kramer

Author

Sean Wilentz discusses his biography of 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan in America. [28:33]

Okeefe110.jpg

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Photo by Alex Brook Lynn

NEA Literature Fellow

Poet Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz talks about slam poetry and community. [22:05]

Young110.jpg

Kevin Young

Photo by Kate Tuttle

NEA Literature Fellow

Poet Kevin Young talks about his book, Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels. [23:45]

Egan110.jpg

Jennifer Egan

Photo c. Peter M. Van Hattem

Author

Novelist Jennifer Egan talks about her National Book Critics Circle Award-Winning book, A Visit from the Goon Squad. [29:24]

Boyd110.jpg

Valerie Boyd

Photo courtesy of Ms. Boyd

Biographer

Biographer Valerie Boyd talks about the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston. [28:17]

Wilkerson110.jpg

Isabel Wilkerson

Photo by Joe Henson

Author

Isabel Wilkerson talks about her book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, focusing on the transfer of Southern culture to the North, creating a new, vibrant culture in the country. [25:33]

Nafisi110.jpg

Azar Nafisi

Photo by Tom Slocum

Author

Author of two memoirs about her life in Iran, Reading Lolita in Tehran and Things I've Been Silent About, Azar Nafisi talks about her books, her life in Iran, her parents, the Iranian Revolution, and, of course, the power of literature. [25:05]

Pages