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Poet Rae Armantrout on Reading Poetry Out Loud

Sunday, April 26, 2015

You know poems can be different things to different people: solace, a call to action, beauty. A reflection on war. But to Rae Armantrout there’s one thing that all poetry should be - read out loud.

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Chris Ware on his graphic novel "Building Stories"

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The celebrated cartoonist Chris Ware has a graphic novel called “Building Stories.”  It is full of stories. It is an actual building. Steve Paulson says, “it’s like nothing he’s even seen or read before.”

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Studio 360

John Ridley’s “American Crime” Breaks the Mold of Crime Shows

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Ridley won an Oscar for writing “12 Years a Slave.” Now he’s back with a new series that takes a hard look at race and justice in the present.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

B.J. Novak: Comedy on the Stage and Page

Monday, March 02, 2015

The writer, performer ("The Office") and author B.J. Novak talks about writing for stand-up, television, and short stories.

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BookMark: "Independent People" by Halldór Laxness

Sunday, March 01, 2015

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

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The Leonard Lopate Show

You Won't Get That Out of Franzen! A Web Extra Starring Daniel Handler

Friday, February 27, 2015

Daniel Handler on who he reads, how he writes, where he writes, and a few extra things too.

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Specials

The Frame: Oscars Special

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In this Oscars special, many of the night's nominees talk about their creative processes and the films they've made that have generated conversation, praise and, sometimes, controversy.

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Self-Publishing Success

Sunday, February 08, 2015

In 2011, as a relatively unknown writer, Hugth Howey released a dystopian science fiction novella on the internet. Readers loved it and clamored for more. Before any print copies had even been published, Howey's WOOL series sold hundeds of thousands of copies, earning him a small fortune. He believes that self-publishing is the future for lots of writers.

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Making It As A Writer

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Laura Van Den Berg has the kind of literary success writers dream of. Her debut novel comes out later this month, and already it's become one of the most anticipated books of the year. But for Laura, writing hasn't always been easy.

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Dangerous Idea: Do Not Write For Free

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Writer and activist Yasmin Nair's Dangerous Idea? Writers should always 

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MFA or NYC?

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Chad Harbach is a cofounder and coeditor of the literary magazine N+1. A few years ago, he penned a widely circulated essay looking at the rise of creative writing MFA programs in the US. He believes they're creating a distinctly new literary culture, with its own set of motivations and goals.

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Sonic Sidebar: Why I Write

Sunday, February 08, 2015

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

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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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On Being

Mary Oliver — Listening to the World

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. At 79, she honors us with an intimate conversation on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

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On Being

[Unedited] Mary Oliver with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. At 79, she honors us with an intimate conversation on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

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Studio 360

Peter Carey: From Outback Outlaws to Militant Hackers

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Peter Carey’s latest novel, “Amnesia,” sees government surveillance and cyber terrorism from an Australian perspective.

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On Our Minds: Philip Pullman

Sunday, January 18, 2015

"The Collectors" is a brand-new audiobook by writer Philip Pullman. The story sheds light into the early life of Marisa Coulter, a villain from Pullman's acclaimed fantasy trilogy, "His Dark Materials." Pullman sat down with Steve Paulson to talk about his acclaimed trilogy, and the fantastical world contained in it.

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Selected Shorts

Creative Writing

Friday, October 24, 2014

A husband and wife write duelling fictions.

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Selected Shorts

I Dated Jane Austen

Friday, October 24, 2014

The title says it all in TC Boyle's absurd fantasy, "I Dated Jane Austen."

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Selected Shorts

On Keeping a Notebook

Friday, October 24, 2014

Joan Didion's trade secrets.

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