Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080530
Diane Williams, who is known for her very short, experimental fiction, discusses her most recent novella and short stories, It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature. She explains why she’s drawn to long titles with a very short format for her stories, and talks about that influence with her annual literary magazine, Noon. A former dance therapist, she also contemplates the influence of dance in her work. A 2017 program with Diane Williams is also available in our Audio Archives.
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, ...
A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her ...
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