Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20131025, 20060913, 20060308
In November 2013, the National Book Foundation presents the noted novelist E.L. Doctorow with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Doctorow, author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, has always been fascinated with blending historical facts into his own fiction. In his novel, The March, he turned his attention toward the Civil War and Sherman's march through the south, which earned him both the National Book Critics Circle and the PEN/Faulkner Awards. He talks about his creative process and reads from The March, which was also a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the 2005 National Book Award.
Ted Olson is the winner of two Appalachian Book of the Year Awards and is a six-time Grammy nominee for Best Album Notes. A professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, Olson has served as editor for ...
In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, poets Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar celebrate Hispanic island cultures. Aybar, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a Cave Canem Fellow who shares poems from his 2017 debut colle...
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