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Lois Lowry

Acclaimed Newbery Award-winning children's author Lois Lowry's book for young people, The Giver, is now a 2014 film. One of the most challenged books in American libraries, Lowry talks about how it's been banned in this 2006 interview and reads from the most controversial passage. She also discusses her more than three decades of books, including...

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    George Saunders

    Acclaimed writer George Saunders reads a passage from his prestigious Story Prize-winning collection, Tenth of December...

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    Nadine Gordimer Memorial

    We remember the Nobel Prize-winning South African writer Nadine Gordimer, who passed away on July 13, 2014.  In this 1994 interview with former New Letters on the Air host, Rebekah Presson, Gordimer reads from her novel...

Kansas City Literary Events

Tim Lantz & Becky Mandelbaum

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Lawrence, Kan.


Paean for Bill Hickok (1931-2014)

I commemorate, here, a great man and a great friend, Bill Hickok, who died in Los Angeles on Monday, July 21, 2014. 


Richard Ford CD Collection

Special Pricing: This two cd collection features four interviews with famed novelist Richard Ford that span his career back to 1987. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced and are available through our archives.