Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20081024
Former Chicago Tribune president and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, Jack Fuller discusses the importance of newspapers and the differences in a journalist’s approach to writing to that of a novelist. Fuller, the author of seven novels, talks about his most personal story to date, his 2008 book, Abbeville, that is loosely based on his grandfather’s rise, fall, and rebirth in a small farm town in central Illinois.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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