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James Matthews

Fiction

Interviewed by: James McKinley

Catalog Number: 19990224

The author of four collections of poetry, the South African writer, James Matthews talks with New Letters editor James McKinley about his first full-length novel, The Party is Over, which captures not only the political frustrations of the apartheid world of the 1960's, but the limitations for artists trapped within racial stereotypes.

| Subject Matter: South Africa, Apartheid, Politics | Interview Year: 1999 | Genre: Fiction |

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Shayla Lawson & Jermaine Thompson

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Kansas City, Mo.

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.