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WNYC's Picks for the Brooklyn Book Festival

Friday, September 16, 2011

More than 260 authors and panelists will be in downtown Brooklyn on Sunday for the sixth annual Brooklyn Book Festival. Panels are devoted to a wide range of topics during the day-long free fest. Everything from food politics to the Arab Spring to mystery writing to Mad Libs will be on the table. Here are some of WNYC's festival picks:

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Mira, Memos, Mail Art

Friday, March 16, 2007

Filmmaker Mira Nair takes us halfway around the world in her new movie, “The Namesake,” based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri. Kurt Andersen talks with both storytellers. We find out what kind of art we can buy for just a pint of blood; and we open the mail to find a piece of toast - signed, sealed, and delivered.

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Jhumpa Lahiri

Friday, March 16, 2007

Letters provide key turning points in Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, The Namesake. Growing up in New England, the author remembers how letters served as a lifeline to her family back in Calcutta. Writing letters was an important ritual – and receiving them was always an ...

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Special Guest: Jhumpa Lahiri

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Kurt Andersen talks with Jhumpa Lahiri about the artistry of letters and her most recent novel, The Namesake, in which a crucial letter never arrives.

Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of The Namesake. Her debut story collection Interpreter of Maladies won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in ...

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Mail Art, Memos, Goethe

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Kurt Andersen talks with Jhumpa Lahiri about the artistry of letters and her latest novel, The Namesake, in which a crucial letter never arrives.

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Special Guest: Jhumpa Lahiri

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Kurt Andersen talks with Jhumpa Lahiri about the artistry of letters and her latest novel, The Namesake, in which a crucial letter never arrives.

Jhumpa Lahiri's debut story collection Interpreter of Maladies won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2000. It was translated into twenty-nine languages and became a bestseller both ...

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Mail Art, Memos, Goethe

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Kurt Andersen and novelist Jhumpa Lahiri explore how letters feed our creativity.  A novel made up of letters sparks a suicide wave in 18th century Germany. We get a peek at the inner workings of a Hollywood mogul in the outrageous memos dictated by David O. Selznick, who produced Gone ...

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