Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat speaks with Jeffrey Brown about her earthquake-ravaged homeland, feeling guilty for having the time and security to create art and her new collection of essays, “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work.” Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks to best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen about new book ‘”Freedom.” Continue reading
Paul Solman talks with author Robert Putnam about his new book “American Grace,” which delves into the role of religion in the United States. Continue reading
The scorching 93 degree heat on Saturday was not enough to deter throngs of book lovers from coming out for the 10th Annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Library of Congress. Art Beat took to the National Mall for some “reader-on-the-street” -style interviews.
The bestselling Norwegian author Per Petterson became known to American readers over the last couple of years after his 2003 novel “Out Stealing Horses” was translated into English. He now has a new novel, “I Curse the River of Time”.
Author Gary Shteyngart takes a satirical approach to the economic meltdown in America, combined with a love story in a world of tech-crazy savages in his new novel “Super Sad True Love Story.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with the author. Continue reading
Norwegian author Per Petterson reads from his novel “I Curse this River of Time.”
Austin Kleon is a Texas-based poet, writer, cartoonist and designer. He’s found a playful way of making poetry from discarded newspapers, as demonstrated in his new book “Newspaper Blackout.” Jeffrey Brown reports as part of the NewsHour’s poetry series. Continue reading
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey speaks with Judy Woodruff about his new book “Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto.” This is the first in a two-part series of book conversations with thinkers on both sides of the political spectrum. Continue reading