Nobel Prize For Literature

To the Best of Our Knowledge

BookMark: "Independent People" by Halldór Laxness

Sunday, March 01, 2015

 "Independent People" by Halldór Laxness reviewed by author David Mitchell ("Cloud Atlas")


To the Best of Our Knowledge

Sonic Sidebar: Why I Write

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Nobel Prize-winning writer Orhan Pamuk offers his take on why he writes.


Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Günter Grass on American Vagaries: Boxing, Dancing, and Creating Art

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. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Author Alice Munro on the Lopate Show

Friday, February 10, 2012

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nobel Prize for Literature: Tomas Tranströmer

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mario Vargas Llosa Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

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.


The Takeaway

What's Your Choice for the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature?

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.

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