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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Eduardo Galeano

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Uruguayan writer Eduardo Germán María Hughes Galeano (otherwise known simply as Eduardo Galeano) mixed up history, political satire, and anti-capitalism in over 30 books.

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Bernie Gunther and Joseph Goebbels Collide in Philip Kerr's New Novel

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Philip Kerr's new novel tells the tale of a rising star in a giant German film company, heavily influenced by the very dangerous Propaganda Minister—close confidant of Hitler.  

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Larry Kramer's American History

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Award-winning playwright, author, and celebrated gay-rights advocate Larry Kramer discusses the first installment of his novel, The American People, Volume 1: Search for My Heart.

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The Governorship, Leadership and Mentorship

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

 Michael Shnayerson on Andrew Cuomo. Tim Gunn in mentorship and leadership. Jimmy's No. 43 after the explosion. Human rights activist Lisa Shannon's horrific trip to the Congo.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Eighty Novels In, César Aira Writes Twenty New Short Stories

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

César Aira has published at least eighty novels, most barely 96 pages each. They reach towards the unknown, flirting with bizarre and passionate takes on everyday reality. 

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Guest Picks: Kazuo Ishiguro

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Kazuo Ishiguro was on the show today, March 18, to talk about his book The Buried Giant. Here are a few of his favorite things.

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Wall Street CEOs Today and the Fighter Pilot Who Duped North Korea

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

William D. Cohan on Wall Street CEOs. The North Korean lieutenant who stole his way to freedom. Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade. Patricia T. O’Conner on the language of Spring.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Disgraced Irish Catholic Church, Through the Eyes of a Priest

Monday, February 23, 2015

John Boyne's new novel about an idealistic young priest who, now in his forties, faces personal demons and public wrath with the disgraced image of the Catholic Church.

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Catching a Criminal, At Any Price

Friday, February 20, 2015

In Richard Price's The Whites, the aggressive NYPD anti-crime unit, known as The Wild Geese, becomes obsessed with catching their perps. 

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Holes in Health Insurance, Richard Price's "The Whites," Explaining Cotton

Friday, February 20, 2015

Elisabeth Rosenthal on hidden costs of health insurance. Kiran Ahluwalia performs live from her new album. Richard Price's new novel, The Whites. Please Explain Cotton.

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A Boat Has Gone Missing. Goods Have Been Stolen. We're Reading Daniel Handler's We Are Pirates

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

As children's book author Lemony Snicket, Handler is best known for A Series of Unfortunate Events. We Are Pirates is his new novel for adults, and it's this month's book club pick. 

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David Duchovny's First Novel, Dissecting the Teenage Brain

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The science of the adolescent brain. David Duchovny's first novel. A new film about divorce in Israel. The Gurus of How-To advise on common issues with freezing weather . 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Joyce Carol Oates Says Building a Novel Is Like Building a Cathedral

Friday, February 06, 2015

In his interview with the acclaimed novelist Joyce Carol Oates, Brian asked if she ever just starts writing before planning her books. She explained her process to us in 45 seconds.
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Tribute: Robert Stone

Thursday, February 05, 2015

We were lucky to have had the brilliant writer Robert Stone on our show a couple of times over the years. He died at the age of 77, and we bring you one of our interviews with him.

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The Takeaway

The Best Books of 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

In honor of one of our favorite pastimes, we're devoting a special hour to books and authors who made our year, including interviews with Helen Thorpe and Hampton Sides

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Brutality and Beauty in James Ellroy's Noir Novel Perfidia

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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

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Genetic Enhancement, Conspiracy... And Murder: Jamie Metzl's Latest Novel

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jamie Metzl talks about his new thriller novel set in 2023 America.

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On The Media

Blog to... Novel?: Five Internet Personalities Turned Fiction Writers (Besides Zoella)

Friday, December 05, 2014

Zoella's Girl Online is making a huge splash – are bloggers-cum-novelists always such a hit? (Nope.)
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Can America Win the War, or the Peace, in Afghanistan?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Jack Fairweather on America's failures in Afghanistan, Hermione Lee traces the complicated life of Penelope Fitzgerald, Rabih Alameddine’s new novel. The death penalty in Alabama.

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Why Martin Amis Set a Love Story in Auschwitz

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After 25 years of studying the Holocaust, Amis determined that it's futile to try and figure out why it happened. But understanding it, he says, is essential to our self-understanding.

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