Interviewed by: James McKinley
Catalog Number: 19990505
One of the grand masters of fiction, John Updike discusses his collection of novellas, Bech at Bay, his third book about the curmudgeon Henry Bech, whom he created in 1970. Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, Updike talks with former New Letters magazine editor James McKinley about his inclination towards serial novels, and also looks back at how his life has shaped his fiction.
In this archive recording, the late essayist and short story writer James Alan McPherson (1943-2016) talks about his life as a writer, father, teacher, traveler, and much more. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, McPherson graduated with degrees...
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phillis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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