historical fiction

Peter Ho Davies

From the archive: 2016 Peter Ho Davies reads from his novel The Fortunes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016).  We talk about structure, identity, stereotype, Detroit, and China. We also talk about truth and fiction, citizenship, Joe Strummer, and other things we are thankful for. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/epbf2z6atq1qj7g9irlo15i1einvduwo.mp3 Download Audio Original airdate: November 23, 2016 For more on this author, …

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Gerald Vizenor

Gerald Vizenor  was in town to present the 2018 Robert F. Berkhofer Jr. Lecture in Native American Studies. We talk about haiku, sound and motion, ethical experience, and choosing chance. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/lce6rryw21vtgck0vi1m0rp7qs8ue0xk.mp3   Download Audio Many thanks to Joseph Gone, Scott Lyons, Stephanie Elliott Prieto, Jason Voss, Frank Uhle, Department of American Culture, Native American Studies, and the Berkhofer Jr Lecture …

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B.A. Shapiro

B.A. Shapiro reads from her novel The Muralist published this November by Algonquin Books. We talk about using statistics as a plot device, moving back and forth between historical fiction set in 1939 to the present day, and blending fact and fiction. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/2o7wj0msjyrs26up9ymjxcsmqbxr95o9.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!  show date: December …

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Elizabeth Berg

Elizabeth Berg reads from her latest novel The Dream Lover published by Random House. We talk about historical fiction, singing in a band, and the life and loves of George Sand. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/jqyygwlycngo2sq71nq2vzbzlwoxnybw.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!

Elizabeth Kostova

Elizabeth Kostova reads from her second novel The Swan Thieves published by Little, Brown.  We talk about research and the imagination–and the past making itself felt on the present.  We also talk about Bulgaria, French Impressionism, and obsession https://umich.box.com/shared/static/nwqgb1gpg8gns5mep64mobjlme4ohyi6.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!