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Jacqueline Woodson, ANOTHER BROOKLYN & Deborah Levy HOT MILK

Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson talks about her novel Another Brooklyn. It’s in the form of a coming-of age memoir set in an African-American neighborhood in Brooklyn in the 1970’s. Then a novel about a mother-daughter relationship, dependence and getting free: Deborah Levy talks about Hot Milk. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize this year. Continue reading

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Russell Banks, A PERMANENT MEMBER OF THE FAMILY & George Saunders (encore), TENTH OF DECEMBER

Russell Banks
Russell Banks
George Saunders
George Saunders

Novelist and short story writer Russell Banks talks about his new collection of stories, A PERMANENT MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. And George Saunders just received the National Book Award for his story collection, TENTH OF DECEMBER. We re-play Writers Voice associate producer Drew Adamek’s February 2013 interview with Saunders in the second half of the show.

 

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Louise Erdrich, THE ROUND HOUSE & Richard Wolff, OCCUPY THE ECONOMY.

Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich talks about her powerful new novel, THE ROUND HOUSE. It is a finalist for the 2012 national book award for fiction. And economist Richard Wolff discusses his new book, OCCUPY THE ECONOMY. It’s about the crisis of capitalism and what to do about it.

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Paolo Bacigalupi & Harold Bloom

Paolo Bacigalupi
Harold Bloom

Sci Fi author Paolo Bacigalupi talks about his latest novel for young adults, SHIPBREAKER. And in honor of Poetry Month, we talk to literary critic Harold Bloom about his wonderful collection of (and commentaries on) last poems, TILL I END MY SONG. Continue reading

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Memoirs of Suicide

Nancy_Rappaport
Nancy Rappaport

Nancy Rappaport  talks about her haunting memoir, IN HER WAKE: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide. It’s about her mother’s suicide, how it affected her family, and how she came to terms with her loss. And Joan Wickersham tells us about her memoir of her father’s suicide, THE SUICIDE INDEX, in this 2008 interview she gave Writers Voice. The memoir was a National Book Award finalist. Continue reading