Suzan-Lori ParksDrama, Fiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20051116, 20050209
In the first half of this two-part interview, the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama, Suzan-Lori Parks made the jump to writing novels with her book Getting Mother’s Body, a Faulknerian tale set in West Texas, told from varying points of view. She reads from this novel as well as a selection from her Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Topdog/Underdog, and talks about the differences between writing for the stage versus writing for the page.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
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