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By PBS NewsHour
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks is crossing over into the world of literature with a new collection of short stories that explore how people seek connections with others. The first-time author sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss his book, “Uncommon…
The founder of the creative writing program that inspired author Angie Thomas to write “The Hate U Give” remembers how the book started.
By Elizabeth Flock
As Hindu nationalism grows in India, and "beef lynchings" becoming more commonplace, Arundhati Roy's new novel "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" explores what it means to live in a climate of fear.
What does the word "refugee" mean to the author of a short story collection called "The Refugees"? They “are the unwanted," says Viet Thanh Nguyen, who claims his own identity among them. Nguyen joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his stories…
In his new book, “Moonglow: A Novel,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon blurs the line between truth and fiction, placing historical figures and true stories in a world of fantasy. He delves into a tale about war, family and technology…
In novelist John Irving’s new book, “Avenue of Mysteries,” a poor child in Mexico picks up books from out of the trash and grows up to be a prominent American writer. Irving joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what distinguishes his…
By Victoria Fleischer
The winners of this year’s National Book Critics Circle awards, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in America, will be announced tonight at the New School in New York City.
Richard Price’s new book, “The Whites,” centers around the criminals who get away and the police who get obsessed with catching them. Price, who has written eight novels and for the TV show “The Wire,” talks with Jeffrey Brown about…
“Redeployment,” a collection of stories about the Iraq War and the struggles veterans face when they return, was this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Fiction. Jeffrey Brown interviews writer and Marine Corps veteran Phil Klay about writing…
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