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.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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