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Sapphire, Patton Oswalt, Harley-Davidson

Monday, February 13, 2012

In this national pledge special, Kurt Andersen talks with the writer Sapphire about her novel The Kid. The comedian Patton Oswalt breaks down the universe to its three essential parts: zombies, spaceships, and wastelands. And our American Icons series continues with a ride on the country's favorite motorcycle: the Harley-Davidson.

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Sapphire: From Precious to The Kid

Friday, July 22, 2011

When you’ve invested hours in the lives of characters in a book, you naturally imagine what becomes of them after the last page.  The novelist Sapphire has done the same, in a sequel to her 1996 book Push (which was the basis for the movie...

Bonus Track: How Push became Precious

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Guest Picks: Sapphire

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sapphire, the author of Push and The Kid, tells us what she enjoys reading in her spare time and more!


Sapphire on Her Novel: The Kid

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sapphire, author of the novel Push, which became the screenplay for "Precious," talks about her latest novel, The Kid. It tells the story of Abdul Jones, the son of Precious, the heroine of Push, orphaned at 9 and left alone to navigate a violent world in which love and hate sometimes intertwine.

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From Print to Screen: The Evolution of 'Precious'

Friday, November 06, 2009

[Watch the trailer for the just-released film "Precious"]

Before it was a film, "Precious" was a screenplay. And before it was a screenplay, it was a novel called "Push." We talk to Sapphire, who wrote the book, and Geoffrey Fletcher, who wrote the screenplay based on that novel, about what it took for the character of Clareece Precious Jones to evolve from print to screen.