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Fiction

Selected Shorts

On Keeping a Notebook

Friday, October 24, 2014

Joan Didion's trade secrets.

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Selected Shorts

The Writers Model

Friday, October 24, 2014

Molly Giles' wicked story about male novelists in search of inspiration.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Writers on the Art of Writing

Friday, October 24, 2014

Molly Giles, Etgar Keret, Joan Didion and TC Boyle on the art of writing.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Marilynne Robinson on Her New Novel, Lila

Monday, October 20, 2014

The author returns to the town of Gilead, the setting of her earlier novel, to tell the story of a girl on the fringes of society who finds a new life in an Iowa town.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jane Smiley's New Novel, Some Luck

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thirty years in the life of an Iowa family, from the 1930s through the 1950s.

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Geopolitics, 3-D Printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, Cancer, and Sex in Filmmaker David Cronenberg's Debut Novel

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Director of "The Fly," "A History of Violence," and "Eastern Promises," talks about writing his debut novel, Consumed.

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This Month We're Reading Mary Gordon's 'Pearl'

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Read it along with the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club and tune in when the author discusses it on October 1.

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Arctic Summer, a Fictional Biography of E.M. Forester's A Passage to India

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Damon Galgut's new novel, Arctic Summer, is a fictionalized biography of E. M. Forster, focusing on Forster's years in India while writing his masterpiece, A Passage to India.

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The Promises of the Postwar Era in Matthew Thomas's Novel We Are Not Ourselves

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The debut novel charts the story of the American Century and the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII. 

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Daniel Kehlmann Looks at Family, Fortune, Fraud, and Fate in His New Novel

Monday, September 22, 2014

F: A Novel story explores family, fortune, fraud, and fate.

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Brutality and Beauty in James Ellroy's New Noir Novel Perfidia

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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

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Ian McEwan on Religion, Law and His New Novel The Children Act

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In The Children Act, a teenaged boy refuses lifesaving medical treatment for religious reasons, and a judge must decide if the secular court should overrule faith.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tough Topics: A Guide to the Global Economy, Promising Cancer Research

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How the global economy actually works. Peter Heller's The Painter. Ian McEwan's The Children Act. Dr. Jerome Groopman looks at whether it’s possible to cure cancer without killing it.

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In Peter Heller's New Novel, an Artist Flees Santa Fe for a Secluded Life

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Painter is a story about a painter who abandons the Santa Fe art scene of to start fresh in rural Colorado and try to cope with his dark impulses.

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David Mitchell's 'The Bone Clocks' Travels Through Time and Universes

Monday, September 15, 2014

A mystery echo's through every decade of a character's life, affecting everyone she loves—even the people who are not yet born.

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An Uneasy New Life in Dubai in Joseph O'Neill's Novel The Dog

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The author of the award-winning novel Netherland discusses his new novel, The Dog, a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai. 

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Dennis Lehane's Novel The Drop Begins with a Rescued Puppy

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The author of Mystic River's latest novel has been described as a love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith. 

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The Creepy World of 'Welcome to Night Vale'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The creators of the hit podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" joined us for a chat, and listeners jumped in with tons of questions--and some awesome fan art.

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Grappling with Mortality and the Rising Sea Level in Ben Lerner's Novel 10:04

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Ben Lerner's new novel picks up where his acclaimed previous novel, Leaving Atocha Station, left off.

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Short Stories Set in the Far Reaches of Brooklyn

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mark Chiusano discusses his debut collection of short stories, Marine Park, all set in the train-less and tourist-free Brooklyn neighborhood.

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