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Talk to Me: Big Money for Short Stories

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Story Prize recognizes one author's collection of short fiction with a $20,000 award. Listen to this year's finalists read from their works.

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Talk to Me: New York Stories at the PEN Festival

Friday, April 30, 2010

Colm Tóibín, Roxana Robinson, Darryl Pinckney and Quim Monzó discuss New York's effect on writers for the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Stream and download audio from the panel event here.

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Walk In The Park With Emily Dickinson

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The poet had a way with words, and a killer green thumb. In honor of her passion for plants and poetry, the New York Botanical Garden just opened a new exhibit. Watch the video.

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Talk to Me: Hessler's Treks Through China

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Peter Hessler, The New Yorker's former Beijing correspondent, talked about his journey following the Great Wall at an event for The Asia Society. Listen to the full event here.

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Salman Rushdie: On Global Literature and ... the Yankees

Monday, April 26, 2010

During author Salman Rushdie's visit to The Leonard Lopate Show to talk up the PEN World Voices Festival, we asked him a couple of questions. Here's what he told us:

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Peter Carey's Deceptional Devices

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Two-time Booker Prize winning Australian writer Peter Carey read from his novel His Illegal Self for BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series. Stream the reading and the discussion that followed.

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A. M. Homes on Family and Sexuality

Friday, April 16, 2010

For BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series, A.M. Homes read an abbreviated version of her story May We Be Forgiven. Listen to the reading and the discussion that followed here.

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Talk To Me: A Risky Happy Ending

Friday, April 09, 2010

Adam Haslett, Sam Lipsyte and Zoe Heller took the stage at Joe's Pub for the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series. Listen to their performances here. 

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Talk to Me: 'Eight White Nights' with André Aciman

Friday, April 09, 2010

Writer André Aciman spoke about love, literature and his new novel Eight White Nights with NYPL President Paul LeClerc. Listen to their conversation here.

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The Bizarre And Cuddly Bookends Of Kathryn Harrison

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Writer Kathryn Harrison keeps some of her most prized possessions on her bookcase. Aside from novels, one can find miscellaneous trinkets from family members to a fetal pig in a glass jar. (Um, one man's bookend is another man's fetal pig?)

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Talk to Me: Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Family and Ancestry

Friday, April 02, 2010

Historian and Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. discussed geneaology, genetics and American history at the New-York Historical Society. Listen to Gates talks about his own family history.

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Talk To Me: Mark Morris' Mind in Motion

Friday, March 26, 2010

Choreographer Mark Morris spoke with neuroscientist Bevil R. Conway about mind and movement for the Rubin Museum of Art's Brainwave series. Listen to their discussion here.

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Talk To Me: Celebrating Humorist Sholem Aleichem

Friday, March 26, 2010

Laughter filled The Cornelia Street Café at an event in late March honoring the 150th birthday of Yiddish humorist and humanist Sholem Aleichem.

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Ear to the Ground

Friday, March 26, 2010

WNYC's Janaya Williams shines her highly arbitrary spotlight on some of the city's happenings. From the Civil Rights Movement, to new leadership at the Cooper-Hewitt, to getting ready for Passover.

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Talk To Me: Vampire Weekend. Literally.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Before Ezra Koenig was the lead singer of Vampire Weekend, he was a creative writing major at Columbia University. Even though Koenig left school, he's still a bookworm at heart.

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Violent Delights: The Red Bull Theater's Duchess of Malfi

Friday, March 05, 2010

Download a love scene from the Red Bull Theater's new production of the 17th century Jacobean hit, The Duchess of Malfi.

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Talk To Me: Pete Hamill Talks Print

Thursday, March 04, 2010

For BAM'S Eat, Drink & Be Literary series, Brooklyn-born writer Pete Hamill read from his book Snow in August and offered advice for young journalists. Listen to the full dicussion with former Paris Review editor Brigid Hughes here.

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Talk To Me: Jonathan Franzen Gets Personal

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Novelist and essayist Jonathan Franzen put his private life on public display.

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Saïd Sayrafiezadeh On Judging A Book By Its Cover

Thursday, February 25, 2010

This writer is not afraid to admit many books on display at his home were chosen simply because they look good. Watch the video.

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Winterson And Homes

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Several countries have banned their writing. At a recent event, the pair discussed their controversial pieces. Listen now.

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