Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20100827, 20100129
In this interview, taped before an audience at the Kansas City Public Library, Angela Elam talks with Steve Lopez, about his book, The Soloist, winner of the 2009 PEN Center USA Award for creative non-fiction. The book chronicles Lopez' friendship with schizophrenic virtuoso cellist Nathaniel Ayers, and was made into the movie with the same title. Lopez is an award-winning columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the author of three novels.
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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