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  • Peter Mayle | French Lessons

    • Recorded May 24, 2001

    Francophile phenomenon and author of A Year in Provence explores the gustatory pleasures found throughout France

  • Poet, memoirist, playwright, columnist, lyricist and author of the contemporary classics Necessary Losses (two years on the New York Times bestseller list) and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, one of Judith Viorst's… more

  • Bill Russell | Russell Rules

    • Recorded May 11, 2001

    Bill Russell was the cornerstone of the Boston Celtics’ dynasty of the 1960’s, bringing the team eleven championships in his thirteen seasons. He was a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player as well as a twelve-time All-Star. Until the ascent of… more

  • Chinua Achebe | Home in Exile

    • Recorded Apr 12, 2001

    Widely considered as the father of the modern African novel, Achebe has been telling the story of his native Nigeria for more than four decades. His groundbreaking 1958 book, Things Fall Apart, is the best known and bestselling novel ever to come… more

  • John Banville | Eclipse

    • Recorded Mar 22, 2001

    Born in Wexford, Ireland, John Banville has published 12 highly regarded novels. His 1989 novel, The Book of Evidence, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was awarded the Guiness Peat Aviation Award. He writes for the Irish Times and lives in… more

  • In her new novel, The Booker Award-winning novelist examines truth in biography and the ongoing quest for certainty.

  • Ana Castillo | Carmen la Coja

    • Recorded Nov 16, 2000

    The bestselling Chicana author discusses the Spanish translation of Peel My Love Like an Onion and her process of "creating the diva."

  • Ha Jin | The Bridegroom

    • Recorded Nov 10, 2000

    From the National Book Award winner ( Waiting ) comes an insightful collection of stories about post-Cultural Revolution China.

  • Arlen Specter | Passion for Truth

    • Recorded Nov 8, 2000

    Arlen Specter was born to immigrant parents in Wichita, Kansas, on February 12, 1930, and grew up in the small town of Russell. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951, he served stateside in the Air Force… more

  • Alex Ross and Chip Kidd | Mythology

    • Recorded Nov 6, 2000

    Chip Kidd discusses with Alex Ross his behind-the-scenes look at Ross's iconic cast of DC Comics characters.

  • Prize Stories 2000: The O'Henry Awards

    • Recorded Oct 26, 2000

    Three of the O'Henry Award-winning authors-- Andrea Barrett, Mary Gordon and Beth Lordan-- discuss their stories published in this 80th volume of the annual collection.

  • The Washington insider draws from his experience as a political commentator on PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and editor at U.S. News & World Report in a rumination on what it takes to be a political leader.

  • The anchor of ABC Nightline shares his intimate, daily journal of the year that brought the 20th century to a close.

  • Stephen L. Carter is the author of several acclaimed books, including Reflections on an Affirmative Action Baby, Integrity, and Civility. He is a leading intellectual who appears regularly on national television and radio, and his writings have… more

  • T.C. Boyle | A Friend of the Earth

    • Recorded Sep 14, 2000

    The New York Times bestselling author melds idealism and satire in his novel about the survival of the human species.

  • Harold Bloom | How to Read and Why

    • Recorded Jun 1, 2000

    A MacArthur Prize Fellow and the author of more than thirty books, Harold Bloom plumbs great works of literature for their sustaining wisdom.

  • Anita Desai | Fasting, Feasting

    • Recorded May 18, 2000

    The three-time Booker Prize finalist discusses her elegiac novel about the intricate web of family conflict and cultural distinctions.

  • P.D. James spoke at the Free Library on the occasion of the publication of A Time to Be in Earnest , a diary of her 77th year. "She uses the format as a launching pad, moving from the events of the day...to reminiscences about her life and… more

  • Edward Ball | Slaves in the Family

    • Recorded Apr 27, 2000

    Edward Ball's National Book Award-Winning narrative chronicles the biographical history of his family and the 4,000 slaves they owned across 20 rice plantations.

  • Joyce Carol Oates | Blonde: A Novel

    • Recorded Apr 14, 2000

    The acclaimed author reimagines the life and spirit of Norma Jean Baker, the woman who would come to be Marilyn Monroe.