Jayne Anne PhillipsFiction
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19891201, 19890622
Jayne Anne Phillips' book of short stories, Black Tickets caused cheers to go up in the literary world. In the New York Times, John Irving said, "Jayne Anne Phillips is a wonderful young writer." Since then, she has published a best-selling novel, Machine Dreams and another collection of short stories, Fast Lanes. In this program, she reads from Fast Lanes and talks about moving from a young writer of promise to an established writer.
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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