Posts Tagged ‘Literature’

Jim Steinmeyer

April 10 . 2013

Acclaimed historian, Jim Steinmeyer sleuths out literature’s most famous vampire, uncovering the source material – from folklore and history, to personas including Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman – behind Bram Stoker’s bloody creation in Who Was Dracula?.

James Ellroy

October 25 . 2011

Crime writer, James Ellroy’s second memoir The Hilliker Curse explores how his mother’s murder shaped his active love life.

Stephen Morrison, Christopher Russell

July 20 . 2011

On The Road is the legendary Beat novel from the prophet of American literature, Jack Kerouac and is still grabbing the attention of readers today, but now as an application for the iPad. Learn more about the book and go behind the scenes with Stephen Morrison and Christopher Russell, the producer and editorial director of the app who worked with the Kerouac estate.

Stefan Kanfer, Dr. Barbara Bastien

January 12 . 2011

When is it ever okay to use the “N” word?  Is it a mistake to remove it from Huck Finn? Stefan Kanfer, contributing editor at City Journal tells us what he thinks and later Dr. Barbara Bastien will discuss the first anniversary of the earthquake that hit Haiti. She is the author of A Day In January.

Patricia Cornwell, Jon O’Brien,

December 1 . 2010

From the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. Port Mortuary is Patricia Cornwell‘s 18th book and is literally a port for the dead. LAter in the hour Jon O’Brien, president of  Catholics For Choice joins us to talk about World Aids Day and an international effort to look at how public funds are used. 

Marci Hamilton, John Irving

July 28 . 2010

The Utah Supreme Court  threw out the rape convictions of the polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs and sent the case back for a new trial. What happened? Marci Hamilton, a professor, leading church state expert and author of God vs. the Gavel and Justice Denied tells us what she thinks. Then best selling author, screen writer and Oscar winner John Irving with his 12th novel, Last Night in Twisted River.

Simon Rich

June 4 . 2010

SNL writer and author, Simon Rich’s first  novel, Elliot Allagash is a tale about all of the incredible things that money can buy, and the one or two things that it can’t. It is cunningly playful and wickedly funny.

Walter Mosley

March 31 . 2010

Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile writers in America and is the author of more than 34 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His latest book is Known to Evil.