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Selected Shorts

The Writers Model

Friday, October 24, 2014

Molly Giles' wicked story about male novelists in search of inspiration.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Writers on the Art of Writing

Friday, October 24, 2014

Molly Giles, Etgar Keret, Joan Didion and TC Boyle on the art of writing.

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New Tech City

How Twitter Has Changed Nonfiction

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Harvested properly, social media status updates are a narrative gold mine for writers. Here are the clever tricks Nick Bilton used when writing the book about Twitter. 

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Studio 360

Writing Advice From David Sedaris

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The prolific essayist overcomes writer's block by answering the prompts in English textbooks, and he shared this and other life lessons in a Reddit AMA.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tom Stoppard's 'Indian Ink' with Rosemary Harris

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Playwright Tom Stoppard discusses his play “Indian Ink,” along with Tony and Golden Globe Award winner Rosemary Harris, who stars in it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Questions for Mary Gordon

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Mary Gordon writes in the morning and hates the word "friending." Find out some of her favorite books and authors she wishes got more attention.

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Transportation Nation

Amtrak Picks Winners of Writer's Residency Program

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Twenty-four writers will be boarding long distance trains and pounding their laptops — when they're not distracted by scenery or the dining car.
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On Being

Marie Howe — The Poetry of Ordinary Time [remix]

Thursday, August 28, 2014

An enchanting hour of poetry drawing on the ways family and religion shape our lives. Marie Howe works and plays with her Catholic upbringing, the universal drama of family, and the ordinary time that sustains us.

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On Being

[Unedited] Marie Howe and Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 28, 2014

An enchanting hour of poetry drawing on the ways family and religion shape our lives. Marie Howe works and plays with her Catholic upbringing, the universal drama of family, and the ordinary time that sustains us.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Family Turmoil in the Film "May in Summer"

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cherien Dabis tells us about writing, directing, and starring in the film, about religion, marriage, and family drama, set in Amman, Jordan.

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Listen to Lucy

‘Hello there’: eight lessons from Microsoft’s awful job loss memo

Monday, August 11, 2014

‘Hello there’: eight lessons from Microsoft’s awful job loss memo

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The Takeaway

Plagiarism: From High School to Congress

Friday, July 25, 2014

The advent of the internet has had a profound impact on the rate of student plagiarism. From high school to graduate school, the impulse to copy-paste a sentence here and a paragraph there has only grown over the last few decades. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Questions for Akhil Sharma

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The author of Family Life, the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club's June selection, shared some of the books and authors he loves to read again and again.

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The Takeaway

Nadine Gordimer's Impact on South African Writing

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Looking back on the life of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Nadine Gordimer, who died on Sunday at age 90, it's immediately apparent how much of a complete iconoclast she was in her lifetime. Her impact on future generations of writers in the country has been profound.

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Studio 360

Are Young People Losing Their Creative Edge?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Researchers have found creativity in decline among young people. A new study suggests that fiction by adolescents, in particular, has become less imaginative since the 1990s. What’s causing young folks to think more realistically? And should we brace for a wave of dull novels by millenials?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Comedy's Dirty Secrets

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Get a look backstage at The Onion, Saturday Night Live, and Late Night shows. Comedy writers explain the mysterious world of comedy: how they work, what can go wrong, and what success feels like.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Elizabeth Gilbert on Summer Reading and Writing

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This segment originally aired live on June 24, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on August 15th. The unedited audio can be found here. 

What are you reading this summer? Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and her latest novel (now in paperback) The Signature of All Things: A Novel(Penguin Books, 2013) shares her view on what makes a great summer read and what she's learned about success and failure as a writer -- and why she's a World Cup soccer superfan.

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The Takeaway

An Inside Look at The World's Next Great Artists

Friday, June 06, 2014

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the creative accomplishments of teenagers across the country. Previous winners include Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Lena Dunham. This week, Ellie Braun and Jack Rayson join their ranks.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Six Words of Advice

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Words of wisdom are usually short and direct. Larry Smith talks about the Six-Word Twitter Festival, which is soliciting the best advice given or received in six words.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Words Wrought by Writers

Monday, May 19, 2014

William Shakespeare invented and or popularized many turns of phrase, including bedazzled, hurry, critical, and anchovy. We'll find out about other writers who added to the lexicon.

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