Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20110715, 20101119
Richard Russo, known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Empire Falls, describes his writing process as "hiking without knowing where your trails are going." As a "late-career novelist," he learned that when he runs out of experience, he reads the terrain and weaves a story from the clues he can see ahead. Russo reads from his two very different novels, the epic Bridge of Sighs and the comic That Old Cape Magic and discusses his approach to writing everything from screenplays to short stories.
In the second half of this interview with Philip Lee Williams, winner of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association, he discusses his most recent works of poetry, ...
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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