Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20090605, 20081003
Junot Díaz won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his second book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. The Dominican-American writer discusses this novel, as well as how genre fiction reveals the deepest fears of culture at large. He talks about the how his early childhood in the Dominican Republic and growing up in New Jersey influenced the creation of his characters in both his award-winning novel and his short story collection, Drown.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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