Neighborhood Voices

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thomas Beller, a founder and editor of Open City magazine and Mr. Beller’s, and Said Sayrafiezadeh, author of When Skateboards Will Be Free: A Memoir of a Political Childhood and a contributor to Lost and Found: Stories from New York talk about slice-of-life stories and New York as a writer's city.


Thomas Beller and Said Sayrafiezadeh

Comments [4]

Dora from sag harbor, ny

well done, thomas and said. love the site. can't wait to get the book.

Aug. 12 2009 02:23 PM
Eva Stern from New York, NY

A most enjoyable program.
Thomas Beller's and Said Sayrafiezadeh's discourse was most interesting, and beautifully articulated. Beller's nuanced delving into the uniqueness of NY and its interior lives was especially gratifying.
Also amusing was Beller's description of the editing process of the book ("like desalinating the water.")
It made me want to get the book and find all the gems. Brian Lehrer conducted the interviews with the sure hand of a well informed mind.

Aug. 12 2009 11:46 AM
Pat Fuller from northern NJ

Loved the show today, being a native Brooklynite I so enjoy anecdotal stories about NYC. Mr. Beller, I'm so grateful there's a writer like you heralding the stories that make this city great. You made my day!

Aug. 12 2009 11:22 AM
heather from Manhattan

The L Magazine, the free bi-weekly publication just put out a Fiction issue, I think they do it yearly, with top notch short stories. They also do a competition for short fiction which is rare and exciting.

Love the show!


Aug. 12 2009 10:56 AM

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