Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20100528, 20090821
Old School, the 2003 novel by Tobias Wolff that was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, is a selection for the National Endowment for the Arts program "The Big Read." Wolff talks about this book in front of an audience at the Kansas City Public Library where his appearance concludes the city-wide read of Old School. He also discusses fiction writing and his 2009 book, Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories.
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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