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By Victoria Fleischer
J. Michael Lennon, author of "Norman Mailer: A Double Life," spoke to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about the ambitions and insecurities of the literary giant. Norman Mailer had quite a public persona. He was a Pulitzer Prize…
Photo by Flickr user Bob AuBuchon As the year comes to a close, Art Beat reflects on our best stories from 2013. On Thursday, we revisited the musicians worth a second listen and on Friday we rediscovered…
By Arts Desk
// Dick Davis spoke to PBS NewsHour chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about his new book "Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz." According to Dick Davis, Hafez is the poetry world's version of Bach. "People say…
EmbedVideo(8308); As a young man, Dick Davis fell in love with Iran and ever since he has dedicated his life to bringing its culture to the west. "Its been a wonderful odyssey." Here he reads his translations of a…
Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of Masterpiece on PBS, talks to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about her decades long career creating British dramas. Rebecca Eaton grew up an Anglophile, reading British novels and “pretending to be the heroines.”…
// Ann Patchett reflects on fiction version nonfiction and the state of books today in a conversation with chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown. "Nonfiction is easy and fiction is hard." That's according to Ann Patchett, author of "Bel Canto" and…
// James McBride talks to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about interpreting the structures of slavery in his new book "The Good Lord Bird." "I had to create something that would allow people room to laugh at things they can't…
C.S. Lewis constructed the world of "Narnia" through seven novels, the most recognizable of which is "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Even today, Gregory Maguire, author of the bestselling "Wicked," gets lost in C.S. Lewis' world of Narnia.
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