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    • T.C. Boyle interview

    • Marijuana industry - California - Fiction; Businesspeople - California - Fiction; Park, Mungo, 1771-1806 - Fiction; Discoveries in geography - Fiction; Explorers - Fiction; Africa, West - Fiction; United States - Social life and customs - 20th...
    • T. Coraghessan Boyle discusses three of his books, “Greasy Lake & Other Stories,” “Water Music,” and “Budding Prospects: A Pastoral.” In “Greasy Lake & Other Stories,” Boyle asks what would it have been like if Dwight D. Eisenhower...
    • John Sacret Young interview

    • Motion picture authorship; Screenwriters; Motion picture industry - California - Los Angeles
    • John Sacret Young discusses a book he contributed to, “Doing It For Money.” He begins by talking about how the book was created by the Writer’s Guild Foundation. The Writer’s Guild asked over 100 Hollywood writers to talk about their...
    • Kathie Fong Yoneda interview, 2002

    • Motion picture authorship; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Kathie Fong Yoneda discusses her book, “The Script-Selling Game.” She begins by explaining the importance of having a short concise summary of a script, so it can be pitched easily and quickly. She talks about her position as the Director of...
    • T.C. Boyle interview, 1990 October

    • Japanese - Travel - United States - Fiction
    • T.C. Boyle discusses his book, “East is East.” He describes the young protagonist, Hiro Tanaka, an outcast whose mother is Japanese and father is an American hippie. Boyle goes on to discuss the storyline of the book, set at a writer’s...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his collection of short stories entitled, "Bradbury Stories." He begins by explaining that he chose the one-hundred stories in the collection with the help of his editors because he has such an extensive collection of work....
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Illinois - Fiction; Vampires - Fiction; Foundlings - Fiction; Immortalism - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, "From the Dust Returned" He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how many of his books and plays begin as short stories. He goes on to discuss his writing process and his belief that writer's block is the...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 1985 December

    • Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Screenwriters - Fiction; Serial murders - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, "Death Is A Lonely Business." He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how he drew on his experiences living in Venice during the early years of his career. He stresses the importance of a proper setting...
    • Merrill Joan Gerber interview, 1995 September

    • Gerber, Merrill Joan - Family; Authors, American - 20th century - Family relationships; Mothers and daughters - United States; Older women - United States; Cats - United States
    • Merrill Joan Gerber discusses her book, “Old Mother, Little Cat: A Writer’s Reflection on Her Kitten, Her Aged Mother… and Life.” She begins by explaining that she often writes stories about her family that are both fact and fiction. She...
    • Ray Shannon interview, 2003

    • Executives - Fiction
    • Ray Shannon discusses his novel, “Man Eater.” He begins by explaining how his real name is Gar Anthony Haywood, but he decided to write this book under an alias so his readers wouldn’t get confused. He says the book is about a gangster who...
    • Thomas B. Sawyer interview, 1995 February

    • Plots (Drama, novel, etc.); Fiction - Technique
    • Thomas B. Sawyer discusses his book, “Plots Unlimited: For the Writer of Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Screenplays, and Television Episodes: A Creative Source for Generating a Virtually Limitless Number and Variety of Story Plots and...
    • Octavia Butler interview, 2005

    • Vampires - Fiction; Young women - Fiction
    • Octavia Butler discusses her book, “Fledgling.” Butler describes the character, Shori, and says that Shori is a vampire child that establishes symbiont relationships with others. She says she began writing the novel after having writer’s...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2004 May

    • Actresses - Fiction; Older women - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance." He explains that the plot is set in 1960s Los Angeles and follows an unnamed writer who serves as the novel’s narrator. The mystery begins with a visit from an aging Hollywood...
    • Eric Bercovici interview

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    • Eric begins the interview discussing his success as a Hollywood writer and producer and especially his work adapting James Carvell’s Shogun to television. In particular, Eric covers the process he uses when writing scripts based novels. He also...
    • Jimmy Breslin interview,  1991 September

    • Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Broadway (New York, N.Y.) - Biography
    • Jimmy Breslin discusses his novel, “Damon Runyon.” He begins by explaining that the book is a non-fiction account of the life of writer Damon Runyon. Breslin talks about following Runyon’s paper trails all over the country and interviewing...
    • Phil Doran interview

    • Tuscany (Italy) - Social life and customs; Tuscany (Italy) - Description and travel; Doran, Phil - Homes and haunts - Italy - Tuscany
    • Phil Doran discusses his book, “The Reluctant Tuscan.” He begins by explaining how one day he was surprised by a call from his wife who informed him that she had bought a house in Italy. At the time he was working in Hollywood as a writer, for...
    • Tom Nolan interview, 1999

    • Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Detective and mystery stories - Authorship
    • Tom Nolan discusses his book, “Ross MacDonald: A Biography.” He begins by explaining why he wrote on Ross Macdonald, the pen name of writer Ken Millar. He talks about Macdonald’s early life growing up with an abusive family. He describes...
    • Robert McKee interview, 1998

    • Motion picture authorship; Motion picture plays - Technique
    • Robert McKee discusses his book, “Story.” He begins by explaining how he is a screenwriter and professor, and how his students have won numerous Academy Awards, Golden Globe awards, and Emmy awards for their writings. He says that a writer...
    • Nicholas Kublicki interview, 2002 December 09

    • Diamond mines and mining - Fiction; Conspiracies - Fiction; Arkansas - Fiction
    • Nicholas Kublicki discusses his book, “The Diamond Conspiracy.” He begins by stating that diamonds themselves are neither good nor bad and that it is the diamond business and diamond cartels that lead to questions of good and bad. He then...
    • Lynda Madaras interview, 2001

    • Teenage girls - Growth - Juvenile literature; Teenage girls - Physiology - Juvenile literature; Puberty - Juvenile literature; Sex instruction for girls - Juvenile literature; Sex instruction for girls; Puberty; Teenage girls
    • Lynda Madaras discusses her series of books, “What’s Happening To My Body?” She begins by explaining that her series was designed for young boys and girls to teach about their transition through puberty. She discusses her experience...
    • Ib Melchior interview, 2003 August

    • Melchior, Lauritz; Bayreuther Festspiele; Tenors (Singers) - Biography
    • Ib Melchior discusses his book, “Lauritz Melchior: The Golden Years of Bayreuth.” He shares that his father, Lauritz, started as a baritone and became a tenor after many years of study. Melchior says his father was discovered by the British...

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