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Rita Dove: “Playlist for the Apocalypse”

Rita Dove’s new book of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” goes in many different historical and personal directions.

28mins

14 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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Rabih Alameddine: “The Wrong End of the Telescope”

Rabih Alameddine speaks about being in love with the characters in his new novel, “The Wrong End of the Telescope."

28mins

7 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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Sandra Cisneros: “Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo”

“Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo” is a bilingual new book by Sandra Cisneros.

28mins

30 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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Richard Powers: “Bewilderment”

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Richard Powers discusses his new novel, “Bewilderment,” which has been longlisted for the Booker Prize and National Book Award.

28mins

23 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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Dennis Cooper: “I Wished”

Santa Claus, James Turrell, “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” John Wayne Gacy, and, most of all, George Miles: these are parts of Dennis Cooper‘s discussion of his new book, “I Wished.”

28mins

16 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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Honoree Fanonne Jeffers: “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois” (Part 2)

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses writing about the full range of a community, its sexuality and gender, in her first fiction novel, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.”

28mins

9 Sep 2021

Rank #6

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Honoree Fanonne Jeffers: “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois” (Part 1)

Master poet Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses her fiction debut, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.”

28mins

2 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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Alice McDermott: “What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction”

Alice McDermott discusses the madness in fiction and her new book, “What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction.”

28mins

26 Aug 2021

Rank #8

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Richard Powers: The Overstory

About the interdependence between humans and trees, Richard Powers found a place for the non-human in literary fiction with his new book, The Overstory.

28mins

19 Aug 2021

Rank #9

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Ron and Russell Mael: “Annette”

Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks discuss the small and significant differences between their original material and the final movie, “Annette.”

28mins

12 Aug 2021

Rank #10