Writers on Writing: Jo Baker
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Andrew Lewis Conn | O, Africa!
Andrew Lewis Conn talks with author Ed Park about his latest novel, O, Africa!
Tracy K. Smith, P. O. P.
Shot and edited by poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, P.O.P is a video series featuring contemporary American poets who read both an original poem and a poem by another poet, after which they reflect on their choice. They then answer a question contributed anonymously by a poet in the series, and leave their own question for another to answer. What results is an evolving, multifaceted conversation among poets about the art form.
Nicole C. Kear |
Now I See You
Author Nicole C. Kear speaks with friend and fellow author Emily Raboteau about her new memoir.
BEA 14: Jesmyn Ward
From the floor of BookExpo America 2014
2014 ALA Annual Conference - Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence
See, hear, and read more about what's going on at Annual—in real time and after.
On the earlier and later poems of Siegfried Sassoon
Jon Stallworthy looks at both the early and late poems of Siegfried Sassoon. By regarding when they were written he argues we can notice important shifts in attitudes during the war.
Acclaimed book cover designer Chip Kidd speaks with LA Review of Books editor Laurie Winer.
Vampires in the Lemon Grove
The worlds of writer Karen Russell are wild and weird. Her latest,
Vampires in the Lemon Grove
, is no exception. Who else would morph Japanese women into silkworms, expose the surprising antidote to a vampire couple's bloodthirsty inclinations, and rewrite the Iraq war by entering the tattooed back of a veteran?
Time Out Chicago
's Laura Pearson joins this sublime storyteller, newly minted MacArthur Fellow, and one of the
's 20 Under 40, as she reinvents magical realism for our generation.
Jill Lepore, author of THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN at BEA
Jill Lepore, author of "The Secret History of Wonder Woman", speaks at the BEA Librarian Breakfast 2014 at the Penguin Random House offices.
From the Wonders of Creation to the Holy Land
Chet Van Duzer's analysis of four maps in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress included: the world map in a seventeenth-century manuscript of Ibn al-Wardi's Kharidat al-'Aja'ib wa Faridat al-Ghara'ib (The Pearl of Wonders and the Uniqueness of Strange Things); the world map in a 1553 Turkish manuscript of Zakariya al-Qazwini's 'Aja'ib al-makhluqat wa ghara'ib al-mawjudat (The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence); the world map in a 1565 Persian manuscript of the same work by al-Qaaini.; and the map of the Holy Land in the 1695 Amsterdam edition of the Haggadah.
David Mitchell Answers Fan Questions
Published on Jul 21, 2014
Find out how David Mitchell is able to weave so many narratives into one coherent story! Question submitted by Andrew Gurevich.
Geoff Nicholson Maps the Territory
LA Review of Books
teams up with Los Angeles Magazine to bring you a journey into Hollywood through the eyes of renowned author, Geoff Nicholson, celebrating the release of his new book
The City Under the Skin
Interview with Robert Coover
The award-winning author talks cults, Kafka, and much more with LARB AV's Jerry Gorin.
Keith Gessen on Russia's Soviet Legacy
"All countries struggle to square their histories with their self-images," writes Keith Gessen in the July/August 2014 issue of
, "but over the past two decades, Russia has found the history of the Soviet era especially vexing and difficult to accommodate." Justin Vogt, deputy managing editor of
, recently sat down with Gessen to discuss how Russia is grappling with that legacy today.