Nobel Prize For Literature
Friday, October 05, 2012
In May 1965, the Overseas Press Club hosted the German novelist Günter Grass, who had arrived in New York to teach a seminar at Columbia University.
Friday, February 10, 2012
By Blakeney Schick : Associate Producer, The Leonard Lopate Show
Every month, as part of the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club's e-newsletter, we're bringing an author interview from our archives. This month, listen to a rare 2002 conversation that Leonard had with Canadian writer Alice Munro. She had just published her short story collection, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Rika Lesser, poet and translator of Swedish and German literature and author of several collections of poetry including Etruscan Things and Questions of Love: New & Selected Poems, discusses this year's Nobel Prize winner for literature, Tomas Tranströmer, his poetry and his place in the poetry world.
Friday, October 08, 2010
Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa recently won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Swedish Academy praised his "cartography of the structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat." He was on the Leonard Lopate Show in November 2001 to discuss his novel, The Feast of the Goat.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
The Swedish Academy will announce their choice for the Nobel Prize in Literature tomorrow. If you were on the selection committee, what author would you choose? What book have you read in the last year that is deserving of the Nobel Prize? Leave your answer in the comment section below.