Category Archives: 2016

Heather Ann Thompson

Heather Ann Thompson reads from Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy published by Pantheon Books.  We talk about process and research — and uncovering documents and artifacts that have never before been in the public eye. We also talk about Attica’s legacy, and its implications for today.

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Stephen M. Ward

Stephen M. Ward talks about his book In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs out with University of North Carolina Press in their Justice, Power, and Politics series.  We talk about social justice, political movements, activism and what it looks like to dedicate your life to revolution.

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Tarfia Faizullah

Tarfia Faizullah reads poems from Seam, chosen for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, published by Southern Illinois University Press.  We talk about writing a long sequence.  We also talk about imagination and research–and the unforgotten.


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Angela Dillard

Angela D. Dillard talks about her book Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit published by the University of Michigan Press.  We talk about good and bad religion, labor unions, activism, and key figures in Detroit’s history from the 30s to the 60s–and how this connects to Detroit today.
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Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George reads from the crime novel in her Inspector Lynley Series A Banquet of Consequences out in paperback from Viking/Penguin Books.  We talk about developing characters over the course of a long series and about researching your novel when it is set in another country.  We also talk about creating suspense.


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