2014

Alice Walker

From the archives Alice Walker talks about Zora Neale Hurston, voting, activism, inheritance, offerings,”This Human Journey,” and gardens.

Nicholas Delbanco

Nicholas Delbanco reads from his 29th book Dear Wizard: The Letters of Nicholas Delbanco and Jon Manchip White published by University of Michigan Press. We talk about the art of teaching, music and memories, and departure. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/vc7xgc0lgsz4akm9zfjdh3hvy77kwchd.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!  

Charles Baxter

Charles Baxter reads from There’s Something I Want You to Do from Pantheon Books. We talk about geography, requests, and surprises. We also talk about the upcoming symposium in honor of Nicholas Delbanco. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/1j0mpxi51iuf8ei9xsfuwc2smrksb14l.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!

Scott Beal

Poet Scott Beal reads from his debut collection Wait ‘Til You Have Real Problems out with Dzanc Books. We talk about “outlandish” writing, poems from memory, and building community. We also talk about fury and fire and, of course, Thanksgiving. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/kjc19k2pf3awnli2mbwd7y082t4r82r3.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!

Phoebe Gloekner

Phoebe Gloekner reads from The Diary of a Teenage Girl: an account in words and pictures published by North Atlantic Books. We talk about drawing as a kid to a medical illustrator, Crumb and comics, a child’s life, and installations. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/oi8rtz4bcaq8y43v958v4yzzx50jqftu.wav Download Audio

Jesse Walker

Jesse Walker reads from The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory (2013) published by HarperCollins. We talk about things that might make you nervous – and also rebels on the air. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/qbshg6i4rknnwvdatr3p7ws1ae6wqjm5.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!

Lisa Russ Spaar

Lisa Russ Spaar talks about her book The Hide-and Seek Muse: Annotations of Contemporary Poetry.  We also talk about London, Dickinson, ineffability and experience. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/a06catdzinzaj7elt3iq8agmrdbtrtqx.wav Download Audio

Eric Bogosian

Eric Bogosian visits the studio to talk about his book 100 (monologues) published  by Theatre Communications Group (2014).  We also talk about writing for stage and screen,Talk Radio, and the 100 (monologues) project website. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/msh5syoluzvaw30klvk4vosrpk23d96d.wav Download Audio

Andrea Barrett

Andrea Barrett reads from Archangel (2013) published by W.W. Norton & Company. We talk about science and characters traversing across time and storyline borders. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/jsq46yfu6ld78qe18t32i75yegdf1l6x.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy talks about her introduction to B.R. Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste: The Annotated Critical Edition published by Verso.  We talk about ‘The Doctor and The Saint: The Ambedkar-Gandhi Debate: Race, Caste, and Colonialism.’ https://umich.box.com/shared/static/n6smyjlhnrc3x4t1rs42augfjhvcqv37.mp3 Download Audio