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Francine Prose

Francine Prose is the author of many bestselling books of fiction, including A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. Her novel, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. Another novel, The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical of the same name by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, which ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City in the Fall of 2007. Her latest novel, Goldengrove, was published in September 2008. She is the president of PEN American Center. She lives in New York City.

Francine Prose appears in the following:

Francine Prose Picks Three; White Hinterland Plays Live; Perfect Pussy On Gender And Kool Keith

Monday, May 26, 2014

In this episode: Author Francine Prose recently released a novel called Lovers At The Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 -- a kaleidoscopic portrait of one very complicated woman's life and those affected by it in the lead-up to World War II. She joins us to talk about the actual Parisian club and Henry Brassai photograph that inspired her tale -- and shares three songs that helped her get into her characters' heads while writing it all down.

In this episode: Musicians and songwriters on Soundcheck often say that “getting out of your comfort zone” is a good way to create fresh and surprising work. For Casey Dienell, who records under the name White Hinterland, getting out of her comfort zone meant scrapping her new album (twice), moving back to her hometown, and building a studio in her parents’ basement. Hear the dynamic songwriter perform songs from that album, Baby, in the Soundcheck studio.

 

 

Then: The noise-punk band Perfect Pussy, led by singer Meredith Graves, recently lent Soundcheck host John Schaefer a pair of earplugs and let loose. Watch them play in the Soundcheck studio and talk about everything from the term “cisgender” to Kool Keith.

 

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Pick Three: Author Francine Prose

Friday, May 02, 2014

The acclaimed author shares a playlist of songs that helped her get into her characters' heads while writing her latest novel. 

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Francine Prose Picks Three; White Hinterland Plays Live; Perfect Pussy On Gender, SXSW And Kool Keith

Friday, May 02, 2014

In this episode: Author Francine Prose recently released a novel called Lovers At The Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 -- a kaleidoscopic portrait of one very complicated woman's life and those affected by it in the lead-up to World War II. She joins us to talk about the actual Parisian club and Henry Brassai photograph that inspired her tale -- and shares three songs that helped her get into her characters' heads while writing it all down. 

And: Musicians and songwriters on Soundcheck often say that “getting out of your comfort zone” is a good way to create fresh and surprising work. For Casey Dienell, who records under the name White Hinterland, getting out of her comfort zone meant scrapping her new album (twice), moving back to her hometown, and building a studio in her parents’ basement. Hear the dynamic songwriter perform songs from that album, Baby, in the Soundcheck studio.

 

 

Then: The noise-punk band Perfect Pussy, led by singer Meredith Graves, recently lent Soundcheck host John Schaefer a pair of earplugs and let loose in our studio. Watch them play in the Soundcheck studio and talk about everything from the term “cisgender” to Kool Keith. 

 

Albania, America

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Francine Prose, essayist and author of My New American Life: A Novel, talks about her new novel about a young Albanian woman seeking a new life in post 9/11 New York.

Events: Francine Prose will be reading at Greenlight Bookstore on Friday, May 20th, at 7:30pm.  She will also be interviewed by Leonard Lopate, in addition to reading from her new novel, at the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, May 21st at 4:00pm.

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Talk to Me: Understanding Anne Frank's Diary

Monday, May 03, 2010

For the PEN festival, Francine Prose, Ernie Colón and Sid Jacobson discussed Anne Frank's diary, its impact on literature, history and society.

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Anne Frank's Diary

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Francine Prose discusses Anne Frank's diary, and argues that it is as much a deliberate work of art as a historical record and memoir. In Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife she examines the book's meaning and impact.

Events: Francine Prose will be reading and signing ...

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Francine Prose

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Francine Prose’s 15th novel, Goldengrove, is about a 13-year-old girl who must learn to cope after tragedy strikes her family during their summer vacation.

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Francine Prose will be speaking and signing books
at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble
Sept. 17 at 7 pm
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Escape

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sichan Siv made a narrow escape from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge when he was a young man. Find out how he went on to become the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Also: States of the Union is all about Maine! Francine Prose talks about her new novel. And ...

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