Writers' Corner

Podcasts

2016

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

2015

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Felipe Herrera headshot.

Photo courtesy University of California-Riverside

U.S. Poet Laureate and NEA Literature Fellow

The new poet laureate of the United States and two-time NEA fellow calls for everyone's heart to speak out.

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Rebecca Makkai

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2014 NEA Literature Fellow

From beautifully crafted short fiction to page-turning gothic novels, Rebecca Makkai puts art at the heart of her work.

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Tayari Jones head shot.

Photo courtesy of Algonquin Press

NEA Literature Fellow

Tayari Jones: an author who loves the process of writing.

2014

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McCracken Podcast

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NEA Literature Fellow

Elizabeth McCracken gives us her take on the differences in writing novels, short stories, and tweets.

2013

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Benjamin Percy

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NEA Literature Fellow

In his current novel, Red Moon, Ben Percy serves up a hybrid of horror and literature to tell a story about our lives today. [35:10]

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Adam Johnson

Photo © Tamara Beckwith

NEA Literature Fellow

2010 NEA Literature Fellow Adam Johnson talks the challenges of setting a novel in North Korea. [29:00]

2012

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Margot Livesey

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NEA Literature Fellow

Author Margot Livesey discusses The Flight of Gemma Hardy -- her reimagining of Jane Eyre. [32:40]

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Dean Bakopoulos

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NEA Literature Fellow

Dean Bakopoulos discusses his first novel about fathers and sons in middle America's working class. [30:40]

2011

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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

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NEA Literature Fellow

Poet Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz talks about slam poetry and community. [22:05]

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