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Selected Shorts

Lost and Found

Thursday, January 22, 2015

An abduction, a rejection, and a reconciliation in three stories presented by David Sedaris.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Mix of Southern Gothic And Metafiction: Ben Metcalf's Against The Country

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Ben Metcalf talks about his new novel, Against the Country, set in the Virginia pines, a land of stubborn soil, voracious insects, lackluster farms, and horrifying trees.

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Studio 360

Aleksandar Hemon: The Accordion

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Sarajevo native Aleksandar Hemon reimagines the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, where one of his relatives was standing on the sidelines holding his new accordion.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Brutality and Beauty in James Ellroy's Noir Novel Perfidia

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The master of the crime thriller discusses his novel Perfidia, set in Los Angeles during World War II.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Secret World of Shell Companies, Raymond Chandler's Own Story Buried in His Fiction

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ken Silverstein investigates shell companies. Barry Day on Raymond Chandler. Jamie Metzl on his new thriller. Paul Krugman on Wall Street. Abrahm Lustgarten on fracking.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Using Raymond Chandler’s Own Words, Barry Day Constructs an Autobiography

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography, but revealed his personal life in and around his novels, shorts stories, and letters.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Wallace Stegner and the Art of Fiction

Monday, December 08, 2014

See the thing as clearly as you can and try for the clearest, least obscured image.
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Tribute: Kent Haruf

Monday, December 08, 2014

Kent Haruf passed away from complications on November 30, 2014. He wrote of small town Colorado in his novels, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: P.D. James

Thursday, December 04, 2014

P.D. James was known as “the Queen of Crime” for her amazing detective mysteries. She died at the age of 94. You can hear several of her interviews with Leonard here. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Post-war Brooklyn Heights Comes Alive in the Novel When the World Was Young

Thursday, December 04, 2014

In Elizabeth Gaffney’s new novel, When the World Was Young, postwar Brooklyn comes alive through Wally Baker, an outcast in the shadow of her dazzling, unstable mother.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rabih Alameddine Explores The Power of Literature and Art Among Tragedy

Monday, November 17, 2014

In Rabih Alameddine’s new novel An Unnecessary Woman, the cranky yet charming septuagenarian protagonist, is faced with an unthinkable disaster. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Can America Win the War, or the Peace, in Afghanistan?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Jack Fairweather on America's failures in Afghanistan, Hermione Lee traces the complicated life of Penelope Fitzgerald, Rabih Alameddine’s new novel. The death penalty in Alabama.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Martin Amis Set a Love Story in Auschwitz

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After 25 years of studying the Holocaust, Amis determined that it's futile to try and figure out why it happened. But understanding it, he says, is essential to our self-understanding.

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Richard Ford's Favorite Character Deals with the Aftermath of Sandy in Fiction

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In the novelist's new collection of stories, Let Me Be Frank with You, he brings back his protagonist Frank Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Peripheral: A Sci-Fi Thriller

Monday, November 10, 2014

William Gibson is back with The Peripheral, a novel about a brother and sister who become involved in what could be a game covering up murder.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Advice for Life in the Cubicle World, Civil War Spies

Monday, November 10, 2014

Answers to your questions on job hunting, resumes, office etiquette, and more. Women spies during the Civil War. William Gibson's The Peripheral. US-China relations since 1945.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Assaf Gavron's new Novel Takes on Charged Geo-Political Issues with Satire

Friday, November 07, 2014

One of Israel’s most acclaimed young novelists tells us about his novel The Hilltop, which is both a serious and satirical look at the complex, often absurd reality of life in Israel.

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Addressing Sexism in NY's Art World in the Novel The Blazing World

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Siri Hustvedt talks about her new novel, The Blazing World, which has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Helicopter Moms, Narcissists and Spoiled Brats

Monday, November 03, 2014

Simon Rich tells us about his new collection of funny stories, about the millennial culture wars.

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Eimear McBride Spent Nine Years Trying to Get Her Novel Published

Thursday, October 30, 2014

 Now it's shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. "A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing" follows a young woman's relationship with her brother, who suffered from a childhood brain tumor.

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