Podcasts

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Novelist and 2016 Big Read author

Surviving the Khmer Rouge and honoring those who didn’t.

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Big Read author and 2006 NEA Literature Fellow

Pretty Monsters combines the ordinary and the magical—with flair.

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Author and NEA Literature Fellow

No one tells stories embedded in Southern Appalachia with more grit or more beauty.

NEA Translation Fellow and Author

Michael Berry reflects on the art of translating Yu Hua’s influential novel and new Big Read title To Live into English

Author and 2004 NEA Literature Fellow

Justin Cronin brings his post-apocalyptic Passage trilogy to a close with The City of Mirrors.

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Author, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir

A personal story that speaks to the moment.

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Author, Musician, and former National Council on the Arts member

McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Shakespeare’s World and Ours.

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Poet

The poetry of the working class.

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Novelist and Playwright

In her novels, Solace and Tender, she paints an unsentimental picture of Ireland.

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