Search Results: 1989


Barnstone, Willis (April 14, 1989)

Willis Barnstone - Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and recipient of the Guggenheim

Baxter, Charles (September 15, 1989)

Charles Baxter - All Things Considered book reviewer, Alan Cheuse says, "Charles Baxter's stori

Blount (June 16, 1989)

Roy Blount, Jr. - Considered to be one of the funniest writers in America, Blount reads from his boo

DeFrees, Madeline (March 17, 1989)

Madeline DeFrees - A former Roman Catholic nun, Madeline DeFrees has written a series of "Holy Sonne

Forche (September 8, 1989)

Carolyn Forché - Forché reads from her book-length poem THE ANGEL OF HISTORY, which is told in sever

Gaines I (December 8, 1989)

Ernest J. Gaines - Gaines reads from a collection of short stories, BLOODLINE, and discusses place,

Galvin (November 24, 1989)

James Galvin - Wyoming poet James Galvin's work has what one critic calls, "a Western sensibility ti

Gregg (June 9, 1989)

Linda Gregg - Gregg's poems have been widely published and have won several awards. She reads from v

Heinemann (March 31, 1989)

Larry Heinemann - The National Book Award-winning author reads from PACO'S STORY, a novel that deals

Howard (September 22, 1989)

Richard Howard - Howard is one of the best-known translators of French to English. He won the Ameri

Janowitz (April 7, 1989)

Tama Janowitz - Janowitz, the best-selling author of SLAVE OF NEW YORK, reads a humorous story, "Cas

Justice II (December 15, 1989)

Donald Justice - Justice reads poems from THE SUNSET MAKER and talks about the theme of loss in his

Donald Justice: Past American Voice (August 17, 2005)

 this program features a 1989 interview by New Letters editor Robert Stewart, in which Jus

Kennedy W I (October 6, 1989)

William Kennedy - The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of IRONWEED reads from his fourth book, QUINN'S

Kesey (September 1, 1989)

Ken Kesey - The author of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST and SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION talks about h

Knight II (February 17, 1989)

Etheridge Knight - This high-spirited interview with Knight includes poetry readings and the discuss

Michaels (March 10, 1989)

Leonard Michaels - The author of THE MEN'S CLUB reads his story "Cigarettes" and talks about the app

Oates (May 5, 1989)

Joyce Carol Oates - The author of more than 70 books, Oates reads from her novel AMERICAN APPETITES.

Percy I (November 3, 1989)

Walker Percy - Percy reads from THE MOVIEGOER and talks about his fascination with language, as well

Phillips, Jayne Anne (December 1, 1989)

Jayne Anne Phillips - Jayne Anne Phillips' book of short stories, Black Tickets caused che

Piercy (October 27, 1989)

Marge Piercy - The author of WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME and GONE TO SOLDIERS reads poems and talks ab

Robinson, Marilynne (September 29, 1989)

Marilynne Robinson - Marilynne Robinson, the author of the highly-praised novel, Housekeeping, which

Stone I (June 2, 1989)

Robert Stone - DOG SOLDIERS, Stone's second novel, won the National Book Award in 1974. Here, the au

Stratton (March 3, 1989)

Joanna Stratton - In PIONEER WOMEN, a book that has become a cult classic, Stratton presents the sto

Tallent (November 11, 1989)

Elizabeth Tallent - A favorite with readers of THE NEW YORKER, Tallent writes quiet, eloquent tales

Tolstoy I (June 30, 1989)

Nikolai Tolstoy - A descendant of Leo, Nikolai Tolstoy is a historian turned novelist. He reads fro

Tolstoy II (October 20, 1989)

Nikolai Tolstoy - Tolstoy discusses his book THE MINISTER AND THE MASSACRES, in which he charges for

Van Brunt (June 23, 1989)

Lloyd Van Brunt - The founding poetry editor of the Pushcart Prize and the former book review editor

Weaver (May 19, 1989)

Gordon Weaver - Weaver, a winner of the O. Henry Prize and Pushcart Prizes, reads "The Cold" from th

Weiss (October 13, 1989)

Theodore Weiss - Weiss and his wife, Renee, edited the QUARTERLY REVIEW OF LITERATURE for many years

Knight, Etheridge: Save America's Treasures Selection (February 15, 2013)

m a 1986 poetry reading and a 1989 interview by Rebekah Presson, when they discuss the role of black

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