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The Leonard Lopate Show

Escaping the Vietnam War, But Getting Close to the Enemy

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his debut novel, The Sympathizer, which examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Marathoner's Secrets, and the Anxieties of Comedians

Friday, April 24, 2015

An Eritrean refugee's path to becoming a renowned marathoner. The documentary “Misery Loves Comedy.” Reif Larsen with his novel, I Am Radar. Please Explain is all about migratory birds!

The Leonard Lopate Show

From A Family Guy Writer, A Look At A Fanatical Pageant Mom

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Emmy nominated writer/producer of Family Guy, Kirker Butler, discusses his new novel about a dominating pageant mom, Pretty Ugly.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Larry Kramer's American History, Aasif Mandvi's American Family

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Larry Kramer's multi-part novel, The American People. Aasif Mandvi's new web series. Philip Kerr's latest novel. Freida Pinto on “Desert Dancer.” Warren Buffet and mobile homes.

The Leonard Lopate Show

A Vacation Cruise Gone Horribly Wrong in T.C. Boyle's New Novel

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

T.C. Boyle talks about his new novel inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

James Hannaham's New Novel

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Brooklyn novelist James Hannaham talks about his new novel that imagines modern-day slavery -- and even makes crack cocaine a character.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Kazuo Ishiguro's First Novel in a Decade: The Buried Giant

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As Britain is steadily declining into ruin, an elderly couple sets off to find the son they have not seen for years.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Misanthropist's Guide to "Making Nice"

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Matt Sumell talks about Making Nice, his debut novel about love, grief, and family.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Breaking Through: The Lasting Influence of Lead Belly and Pauline Frederick

Monday, February 23, 2015

What ISIS wants. The legendary, nearly forgotten American musician Lead Belly. John Boyne's novel about a conflicted Irish priest. The first woman to become a network news correspondent.

The Takeaway

The Afghan War Told Through The Eyes of An Orphaned Soldier

Thursday, February 19, 2015

An orphaned Afghan soldier is the protagonist of Elliot Ackerman's new novel, "Green on Blue."  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Fighting Cancer, David Duchovny & The Teenage Brain

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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The Takeaway

Harper Lee's Sequel Brings Excitement & Worry

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Starling Lawrence, former editor-in-chief at W. W. Norton and a friend of Harper Lee, responds to the news that the author will publish a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird." 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Searching, Elusively, For The Happy

Monday, February 09, 2015

Award-winning playwright and author Yasmina Reza talks about her novel which deals with extramarital vicissitudes, the elusiveness of intimacy, and the fear of loneliness.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Comedy Star Falls To Earth in Nick Hornby's New Novel

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Life begins imitating art for the rising comedian Sophie Straw in Hornby's "Funny Girl." 

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The Takeaway

New Novel Explores Pressures of Undercover Cops

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Matthew Burgess's novel "Uncle Janice," a young undercover cop is anxious to meet her quota in order to earn a promotion.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hoping, Trying, To Save a Marriage

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Connie tells Douglas that she wants a divorce, three decades after they first meet. David Nichols’ new novel describes what happens next.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Computer Virus, A Jailbreak, And A Potential Cyber War

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey talks about his new novel, Amnesia, about a virus in an Australian prison computer system that causes hundreds of asylum-seekers to walk free.

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The Takeaway

The End of the World as We Know It

Monday, January 12, 2015

Author Emily St. John Mandel's fourth novel, "Station Eleven," imagines the run-up to and aftermath from a global flu outbreak that effectively ends civilization as we know it.

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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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Christopher Scotton's New Novel About Teen Friendship Amidst an Appalachian Town in Peril

Monday, January 05, 2015

Christopher Scotton's new novel The Secret Wisdom of the Earth unveils the story of a teenager transplanted to a small town in turmoil, deep in Appalachia. 

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