Literature

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Maxine Hong Kingston

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Author and 2013 National Medal of Arts recipient

Maxine Hong Kingston discusses her path-breaking books. [22:55]

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Claudia Rankine

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Poet, Playwright

Claudia Rankine discusses her play The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue. [26:03]

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Sarah Greenough

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Senior Curator, National Gallery of Art

The editor of My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Vol 1 discusses the relationship of the two artists. [29:32]

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Laura Lippman

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Novelist

Laura Lippman talks about crime fiction, journalism and the social novel.  [30:30]

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Rita Dove

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Author and 2011 National Medal of Arts Recipient

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove talks about her writing with a focus on her most recent book of poems, Sonata Mullatica. [30:44]

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Brenda Wineapple

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Literary biographer

Literary biographer Brenda Wineapple discusses her book, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. [28:47]

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Tim O'Brien

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Writer, National Book Award Winner

Tim O'Brien, who served in Vietnam, talks about his novel (and Big Read selection) The Things They Carried  and how fiction can often tell a deeper truth about war.  [29:34]

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Wesley Stace (AKA John Wesley Harding)

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Songwriter, novelist

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

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Debra Granik

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Filmmaker

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

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Sean Wilentz

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Author

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

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