Author Archives: T Hetzel

Simon Callow

Frank Uhle talks with actor, director, and writer Simon Callow, author of the memoir Being an Actor and acclaimed biographies of Charles Dickens, Richard Wagner, and Charles Laughton. Callow is working on the fourth and final volume of his definitive account of the life of Orson Welles for Jonathan Cape/Viking.
They discuss life on the British stage, coming out in the ’80s, how research has changed from the pre-internet era to today, and the cult of Welles.

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Lisa Taddeo

Summer host Amanda Uhle talks with Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster 2019), about women’s desire and how it’s intertwined with judgement from others, how to build layered and complicated characters as a journalist, and the incredible feat of reporting on the lives of these three American women over the course of eight years.

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Patti F. Smith, Britain Woodman, and Michael Andreoni

Triple the fun on Living Writers with guests Patti F. Smith and Britain Woodman talking about Vanishing Ann Arbor (The History Press 2019) and Michael Andreoni talking about his short story collection The Window Is A Mirror (bhc Press 2018). We talk about Ann Arbor’s story, then, and now; putting together a long form history; paths to being a writer; and, storytelling, passion and writing the life you know.

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Michael Andreoni with Gina and Steph

David Maraniss

David Maraniss reads from his twelfth book A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father (Simon & Schuster 2019).

We talk about what it means to be American, the Spanish Civil War, 1952 and now, HUAC, and his father’s typed imperfect S.

We also hear his father’s full statement that he was not allowed to read at the witness table in Room 740 of the Federal Building in Detroit in March 1952.

 

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Ken Mikolowski

Michigan’s own Ken Mikolowski talks about 50 Years of The Alternative Press. We talk about free poems + functional art, mission and passion. We also talk history, stories and humor.

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Free Poems and Functional Art: 50 Years of The Alternative Press Exhibit in the Audubon Room of Hatcher Graduate Library.