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Deborah Eisenberg

From the archive: 2008 Deborah Eisenberg reads from her latest collection of short stories Twilight of the Superheroes (Picador 2007).  We talk about the glories of the short story–and plays and politics.  We talk about public life, fiction and privacy. We also talk about empathy in fiction and economy of language. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/skt79ug7qchyd0n7s9nd0nw451zt1qxw.mp3 Download Audio Photo credit: …

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Lo Dagerman + Nancy Pick

Lo Dagerman and Nancy Pick read from The Writer and The Refugee (originally published by Norstedts Förlag, Stockholm 2017; English translation 2019). We talk about being a detective in your own family mystery, long term research projects, theater, powerful mothers, inspiration, and translation.

Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel reads from A More Perfect Heaven:  How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos published by Bloomsbury. We talk about when she first heard the term science writing and how once–while interviewing B.F. Skinner–she felt like the grim reaper. We also talk about why she chose to write a play about Copernicus as the central section of her nonfiction …

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