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  • Sebastian Junger | Fire

    • Recorded Jan 31, 2002

    The internationally acclaimed author of The Perfect Storm discusses his collection of foreign reporting, which chronicles global danger from political hotspots like Afghanistan and Kosovo, to the inferno forest fires in the canyons of Idaho.

  • A member of the popular singing group, the Irish Tenors, Tynan's autobiography traces his conquered lower limb disability and the success he's found in medicine, music, and life--from the Paralympic Games to the International Operatic Singing… more

  • Internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships, John Gray is the author of 12 best sellers including Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. In his latest book, Mars and Venus in the Workplace Gray offers a… more

  • Jeffrey Toobin, a legal analyst and the bestselling author of A Vast Conspiracy , retraces the 36-day story of the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential recount. Chris Matthews is the host of Hardball and was previously a speech writer for President Carter.… more

  • Margaret Atwood | The Blind Assassin

    • Recorded Nov 16, 2001

    From the Archive: Margaret Atwood is the author of more than twenty-five books of fiction, poetry and essays including The Handmaid’s Tale, and Cat’s Eye. Told in a style that captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 30’s and 40’s, her… more

  • Chip Kidd, "The closest thing to a rock star in graphic design today" ( USA Today ), designs book jackets that "make readers appreciate books as objects of art as well as literature ( Publisher's Weekly ). His recently finished projects include a… more

  • John Barth | Coming Soon!!!

    • Recorded Nov 8, 2001

    Called "a comic genius of the highest order" by the New York Times book review, Barth spoofs his own role in the pantheon of contemporary fiction with the novelistic story of two rivaling writers--one retiring and the other aspiring.

  • The acclaimed author and radio persona continues the ongoing narrative of the fictional Minnesota hamlet, where an iconoclastic 14-year-old boy comes of age.

  • Sigrid Nunez is the author of A Feather on the Breath of God and Naked Sleeper. Her latest book tells the story of the friendship between a writer and Rouenna, a combat nurse in the Vietnam War. Sue Miller is the author of the bestselling While I… more

  • John Edgar Wideman | Hoop Roots

    • Recorded Oct 25, 2001

    From the first author to win two PEN/Faulkner Awards comes an eloquent, multilayered memoir of basketball, family and race.

  • The jazz critic constructs a definitive history of Bing Crosby's impact on popular culture.

  • Robert Munsch | An Afternoon of Stories

    • Recorded Oct 20, 2001

    Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 children's books, including The Paper Bag Princess, Stephanie's Ponytail and Purple, Green and Yellow .

  • Mary Karr | Cherry

    • Recorded Oct 18, 2001

    Mary Karr’s best-selling memoir, The Liar’s Club, won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. The sequel, Cherry, careens between hilarity and tragedy as Karr chronicles her stormy, ardent coming-of-age in, and subsequent escape from, Texas. A poet and… more

  • William T. Vollmann is the author of the Seven Dreams series, a symbolic history in novel form of the European settlement of North America. Named one of the 20 best writers under forty by The New Yorker , Argall is the latest book in the Seven… more

  • Simon Winchester explores topics from the urbane to the catastrophic in his bestselling nonfiction books, which include The Professor and the Madman , an intriguing behind-the-scenes story of the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. In The… more

  • Jane Hamilton | Disobedience

    • Recorded Sep 25, 2001

    Acclaimed novelist Jane Hamilton is the author of the PEN/Hemingway Award winner The Book of Ruth and the New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Map of the World, both of which selected for Oprah’s Book Club. The Washington Post chose her novel… more

  • The WWII historian chronicles five pivotal days during which the newly elected Churchill and his British War Cabinet held a famous debate on whether to negotiate with Hitler or continue the war.

  • The four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee captures the spirit of an era surrounding the first documented shark attacks in American history, on the New Jersey shore.

  • R.L. Stine | The Nightmare Room

    • Recorded Jul 28, 2001

    Popular children's writer R.L. Stine is the author three horror series, including Goosebumps, Fear Street and Nightmare Hour .

  • McSweeney's Literary Festival

    • Recorded Jul 26, 2001

    Philadelphia's first annual Timothy McSweeney Festival of literature, theater and music.