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  • In conversation with Colum McCann “The heir to Nabokov” ( The Sunday Telegraph ), Irish novelist John Banville  won the Man Booker Prize for  The Sea , a story of loss and the fickle nature of memory. His many other novels include  The Book of… more

  • Ross Gay is the author of The Book of Delights , a life-affirming collection of short lyric essays that reminds readers to appreciate so-called ordinary wonders, even during turbulent times. His several volumes of poetry include Catalog of… more

  • In conversation with Laura McGrath, Assistant Professor of English at Temple University The winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk “is one of the great novelists of his generation” (The Washington Post).… more

  • In conversation with Airea D. Matthews, Philadelphia Poet Laureate and Co-Director of the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr With an artist’s perspective and a ground-level view of people in extremis across the world, writer Anna Badkhen… more

  • The 24th United States Poet Laureate, Ada Limón is acclaimed for her explorations of the “frightening mysteries and hopeful uncertainties of the everyday” ( The New York Times Book Review ). Her many poetry collections include the National Book… more

  • Yiyun Li ’s “remarkable” ( The Washington Post ) debut fiction collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers , won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the Guardian First Book Award. Her other work… more

  • In conversation with Mark Krotov, publisher and editor of n+1   Vladimir Sorokin  is one of contemporary Russian literature’s most popular writers. Banned by the Soviet Union, his numerous novels include  The Queue ,  The Blizzard ,  Day of the… more

  • • Recorded Sep 21, 2022

    In conversation with Wesley Stace “The most psychologically astute writer working today, our era’s Jane Austen” ( Esquire ), Ian McEwan won the Booker Prize for his novel  Amsterdam . His 16 other novels include  Atonement , winner of the… more

  • In conversation with Beth Kephart Alice Elliott Dark  is the author of the critically acclaimed novel  Think of England  and the short story collections  In the Gloaming  and  Naked to the Waist . Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared… more

  • In conversation with Asali Solomon Nigerian American author  Chinelo Okparanta ’s acclaimed debut novel  Under the Udala Trees  celebrates the act of loving fearlessly, even amidst the strife of prejudice and civil war. Selected for more than a… more

  • In conversation with volume editor, Viet Thanh Nguyen Acclaimed for her contributions to feminism and Chinese American literature, Maxine Hong Kingston won the 1976 National Book Critics Circle General Nonfiction Award for her first book, The… more

  • In conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald Freelance journalist Chloé Cooper Jones was a 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for “Fearing for His Life,” a profile of the man who filmed NYPD officers killing Eric Garner. Also a philosophy… more

  • In conversation with Nathaniel Popkin The “rare writer who can combine keen, grounded, psychological observation with visionary headiness” ( Salon ), Ken Kalfus is the author of the novels The Commissariat of Enlightenment , a New York Times… more

  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition “A national treasure” ( Vanity Fair ), Margo Jefferson won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her memoir Negroland , an examination of her upbringing and… more

  • In conversation with Solomon Jones. Lawrence Jackson ’s award-winning books include The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics , biographies of Chester Himes and Ralph Ellison, and a memoir about his… more

  • Introduced by Denice Frohman In conversation with Cynthia Dewi Oka The 2018–19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, Raquel Salas Rivera is the author of five full-length books of poetry. These poetry collections include lo terciario/the tertiary ,… more

  • In conversation with Ariel Delgado Dixon Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for the novel A Visit from the Goon Squad , “a new classic of American fiction” ( Time ) that follows an aging punk rocker… more

  • Hannah Tinti  is the author of the bestselling novels  The Good Thief  and  The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley  and the short story collection  Animal Crackers . A creative writing professor in New York University’s M.F.A. program, she is the… more

  • In conversation with Major Jackson Garrett Hongo was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for the poetry collection  The River of Heaven . His other books of poetry include  Yellow Light  and  Coral Road . The distinguished professor in the College… more

  • • Recorded Feb 17, 2022

    In conversation with Lise Funderburg The director of the M.F.A. Creative Writing program at Emerson College, Jabari Asim is the author of the novel  Only the Strong , the story collection  A Taste of Honey , and several works of nonfiction,… more