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Arts Oct 09Conversation: Hilary Mantel, Winner of the 2009 Booker Prize
Hilary Mantel took home the coveted Man Booker Prize this week for her novel, "Wolf Hall," a detailed look at the contemptuous court of Henry VIII during the English Reformation.
Arts Oct 08Herta Muller Wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Romanian-born writer Herta Muller won the 2009 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday, becoming only the 12th woman to win the prize in its 109-year history.
Arts Oct 08Famed Photographer Irving Penn Dies at 92
Fashion and celebrity photographer Irving Penn died Wednesday in his Manhattan home at the age of 92, according to his photo assistant Roger Krueger. He is remembered for creating striking, minimalistic images and for adopting a craftsman-like approach to his…
Arts Oct 07Art:21 Kicks off New Season
"Art:21":http://beta.art21.org/, the documentary series about art and artists in the 21st-century, starts a new season tonight on PBS.
Arts Oct 02Francine Prose Unlocks the Life and Diary of Anne Frank
A new book by writer Francine Prose called "Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife" asks how much we really know about Frank and her famous work, and wonders what more the talented young writer could have produced if…
Arts Sep 25Conversation: Writer Lorrie Moore
It's December 2001 and a young midwestern college student named Tassie Keltjin is about to get a more worldly education when she accepts a part-time job as a nanny to the adopted child of a sophisticated Middle-aged couple. What happens…
Arts Sep 23Conversation: Scott Noppe-Brandon on the Power, Possibility of Imagination
In a new book called 'Imagination First,' co-authors Eric Liu and Scott Noppe-Brandon argue that we -- individuals and society -- could badly use some imaginative thinking about the imagination.
Arts Sep 21Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson
Extended interviews and readings with Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson.
Arts Sep 18Around the Nation, Friday Roundup
Here are some of this week's arts and culture headlines from public broadcasters around the nation.
Arts Sep 18Conversation: Mark Knopfler
On his new solo album "Get Lucky," the Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter and guitar great Mark Knopfler takes an almost nostalgic look at the people and places he encountered growing up in Britain, painting their portraits through a blend of rock,…