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    • Azar Nafisi interview, 2003

    • English teachers - Iran - Biography; English literature - Study and teaching - Iran; American literature - Study and teaching - Iran; Women - Books and reading - Iran; Books and reading - Iran; Group reading - Iran
    • Azar Nafisi discusses her book, “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.” Nafisi shares what happened in her life when she returned to Iran in 1979 to teach at the University of Tehran. She says she was expelled from the university...
    • Nicholas A. Basbanes interview

    • Books - History; Books and reading - History; Book collecting - History; Libraries - History
    • Nicholas A. Basbanes discusses his book, “Patience & Fortitude.” He begins by explaining that he named his book after the two lion statues in front of the New York Public Library. He talks about the importance of folios at icons, such as the...
    • Nancy Stone Bernard interview, 2003

    • Megalithic monuments - England - Wiltshire - Juvenile literature; Megalithic monuments; Stonehenge (England) - Juvenile literature; Wiltshire (England) - Antiquities - Juvenile literature; Stonehenge (England); England -...
    • Nancy Stone Bernard discusses her books, “Valley of the Kings,” and “Stonehenge.” She begins by explaining that she is an archaeologist and was asked to write a series of books that dealt with famous monuments. She talks about the...
    • Esmé Raji Codell interview, 2004 January

    • Children - Books and reading - United States; Reading promotion; Reading - Parent participation; Oral reading; Children’s literature - Bibliography
    • Esmé Raji Codell discusses her book, “How to Get Your Child to Love Reading.” She begins by explaining that her book gives parents tip on how to stimulate a child’s imagination through books. She talks about how she was a children’s...
    • Michael Chabon interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Cartoonists - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Czech Americans - Fiction; Heroes in mass media - Fiction; Comic books, strips, etc. - Authorship - Fiction
    • Michael Chabon discusses his novel, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.” He shares the plot of the book, which follows the lives of the title characters, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay. Kavalier, an artist, and Clay, a writer, join...
    • Stuart Woods interview, 2002

    • Barrington, Stone (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Stuart Woods discusses his book, “The Short Forever.” He begins by explaining how this is the eighth novel following his character Stone Barrington, a young ex-police detective who has returned to law school and is traveling in London. Woods...
    • Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark interview, 2004 May

    • Women deans (Education) - Fiction; Class reunions - Fiction; Serial murderers - Fiction; Adopted children - Fiction; Cornwall on Hudson (N.Y.) - Fiction; Reilly, Regan (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women private investigators - California - Los...
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her book, “Nighttime Is My Time,” and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark talks about her book, “Popped.” Mary describes how her novel is about a boy who gets bullied in high school and how people start dying...
    • Jasper Fforde interview

    • Libraries - Fiction; Time travel - Fiction; Books and reading - Fiction; Women detectives - Great Britain - Fiction; Characters and characteristics in literature - Fiction; Next, Thursday (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Jasper Fforde discusses his book, “The Well of Lost Plots.” He begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the heroine Thursday Next, who is a detective who specializes in cases involving the protection of the plots and characters...
    • Rollene Saal interview, 1995

    • Group reading - United States
    • Rollene Saal discusses her book, “The New York Public Library Guide to Reading Groups.” She begins by explaining that the New York Public Library started their reading groups for women who had children and wanted to read together. She talks...
    • Judy Stone interview

    • Film critics - United States - Biography; Stone, Judy, 1924-
    • Judy Stone discusses her book, “Not Quite a Memoir.” She begins by explaining that the book is based on the essays and interviews she has done throughout her career as a critic for several major newspapers. Stone describes how she first began...
    • Lionel Rolfe interview, 1998

    • Rolfe, Lionel, 1942-; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Journalists - California - Biography
    • Lionel Rolfe discusses his autobiography, “Fat Man on the Left: Four Decades in the Underground.” He begins by explaining that he spent his early years growing up in California. He talks about how a PBS television movie was done on his...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1989, long version

    • Education - United States - History; Education - Philosophy
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “Reforming Education: The Opening of the American Mind.” Adler calls for the equal educational opportunity for all children in our schools known as the Paideia Reform. He explains what he believes are the...
    • Steve Wasserman interview

    • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • Steve Wasserman discusses his job as the book editor for the Los Angeles Times. He talks about the duties he performs at the newspaper, including choosing book reviews to be included in publication. He describes that he usually picks books that...
    • Leah Komaiko interview, 1999

    • Female friendship
    • Leah Komaiko discusses her book, “Am I Old Yet?” She begins by talking about how she primarily writes children’s books and young adult novels, but wanted to write this book about her personal experiences with friendship. She describes how...
    • Linda Seger interview, 1990 October

    • Motion picture authorship; Drama - Technique; Characters and characteristics in literature; Motion picture plays - Technique; Fiction - Technique
    • Linda Seger discusses her books, “Making a Good Script Great” and “Creating Unforgettable Characters.” She begins by explaining that her books focus on how to write and sell successful film scripts in Hollywood. She says that rewriting is...
    • Wilton Barnhardt interview, 1993 May

    • Sacred books - Fiction; Lost books - Fiction
    • Wilton Barnhardt discusses his novel, “Gospel.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a professor who is working in England to find the missing gospel of Matthias. He talks about how Americans are treated while traveling abroad. He...
    • Rick Wartzman interview, 2008 August

    • Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. Grapes of wrath; Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 - Censorship; Challenged books; Prohibited books; Censorship
    • Rick Wartzman discusses his book, “Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.” Wartzman talks about the 400,000 people who migrated to California from the Dust Bowl searching for a better life...
    • Art Spiegelman interview

    • Comic books, strips, etc.; Holocaust survivors
    • Art Spiegelman discusses his magazine, “Raw.” He begins by explaining the origin of the magazine, which began with his book “Maus.” The book “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” began as a comic strip that told the story of his parents who were...
    • Clyde Edgerton interview, 2000

    • City and town life - Fiction; North Carolina - Fiction
    • Clyde Edgerton discusses his novel, “Where Trouble Sleeps.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a tragedy in a small rural town in North Carolina. He talks about his own life growing up in the south, and how he included many of his...
    • Robin Maxwell interview

    • Leicester, Robert Dudley, Earl of, 1532?-1588 - Family - Fiction; Illegitimate children of royalty - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction; Great Britain - History - Elizabeth, 1558-1603 - Fiction
    • Robin Maxwell discusses her novel, “The Queen’s Bastard.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the possible love child between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley. She talks about how she founds rumors of this child in history...

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