Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080321
In her book of essays, Writing in an Age of Silence, Sara Paretsky sheds light on her popular female detective V.I. Warshawski. She reads from this book, a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award, and talks about her future plans for the mystery series. Paretsky also discusses Bleeding Kansas, a novel that moves away from that series set in Chicago to a story that intertwines history from her childhood stomping grounds near Lawrence, Kansas.
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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