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    • John Ridley interview, 2002 June 12

    • African American comedians - Fiction; Civil rights movements - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Racism - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • John Ridley discusses his book, “ A Conversation With the Mann.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book: a young black man’s struggle to become a comedian on The Ed Sullivan Show and achieve fame. He describes some of the other...
    • Andrew Winer interview, 2002

    • African American neighborhoods - Fiction; Color blindness in children - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction; Dysfunctional families - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Children, White - Fiction; Boys - Fiction
    • Andrew Winer discusses his novel, “The Color Midnight Made.” He begins by explaining that his novel is about a young boy who is a victim of child abuse and befriends a blind boy. Martinson asks Winer to read a passage from the book about how...
    • Sheneska Jackson interview, 1996

    • African American singers - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Sheneska Jackson discusses her novel, “Caught Up In the Rapture.” The novel is about 2 young women who live in a bad part of South Central Los Angeles and follow their dreams of being in the music business. She talks about how the record...
    • Terrie Williams interview, 2002

    • African American women - Conduct of life; Virtues; Kwanzaa
    • Terrie Williams discusses her book, “A Plentiful Harvest.” She begins with a story about her personal life as a successful businesswoman, and how she longed for something more. She goes into detail about how people who appear happy can feel...
    • Denise Nicholas interview, 2005

    • African American women - Fiction; Civil rights movements - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Denise Nicholas discusses her novel, “Freshwater Road.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book about a teenage girl who joins a theater group in Mississippi during 1964. The book describes the tensions and changes that were happening...
    • Rosa Parks interview, 1992 February

    • African Americans - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography; Civil rights workers - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography; Segregation in transportation - Alabama - Montgomery - History - 20th century; African Americans - Civil rights - Alabama - Montgomery -...
    • Rosa Parks discusses her book, “Rosa Parks: My Story.” Parks talks about her grandparents and her mother who was a teacher. She goes on to discuss her involvement in the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People),...
    • Aimee Liu interview, 2003

    • Aircraft accident victims' families - Fiction; Intelligence officers - Fiction; Americans - India - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ex-prostitutes - Fiction; India - Fiction; China -...
    • Aimee Liu discusses her novel, “Flash House.” She begins by explaining how a ‘flash house’ is another name used for a house of prostitution. The story centers in New Delhi, where a young woman is helping girls get out of the prostitution...
    • Joseph Olshan interview

    • Americans - France - Fiction; Novelists - Fiction; Self-actualization (Psychology) - Fiction
    • Joseph Olshan discusses his novel, “The Conversion.” He begins by explaining his book is about a young male writer who moves to Italy and has a relationship with an older man. When one of the men dies, the other begins to investigate the...
    • Arthur Phillips interview, 2003 July 28

    • Americans - Hungary - Budapest - Fiction; Young adults - Fiction; Budapest (Hungary) - Fiction
    • Arthur Phillips discusses his novel, “Prague.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a group of 5 men who meet each other in Budapest and become friends. Two of the men are brothers with family problems, and Phillips describes how he...
    • Kem Nunn interview, 2004

    • Americans - Mexico - Fiction; Women - Mexico - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Murderers - Fiction; Surfers - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Mexican American Border Region - Fiction; Mexico - Fiction
    • Kem Nunn discusses his book, “Tijuana Straits.” He begins by talking about immigration routes and traveling between California and Tijuana, Mexico. He introduces several characters in the book, a man who loves to surf and a young female...
    • Alicia Appleman-Jurman interview, 1998

    • Appleman-Jurman, Alicia; Jews - Persecutions - Ukraine - Buchach; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Ukraine - Buchach - Personal narratives; Holocaust survivors - Biography; Jewish refugees - Biography; Buchach (Ukraine) - Ethnic relations
    • Alicia Appleman-Jurman discusses her book, “Alicia: My Story.” She begins by explaining that her book covers her time spent in a concentration camp during World War II. She describes her childhood home in Buchach Ukraine, and talks about the...
    • Roy Neuberger interview

    • Art patrons - United States - Biography; Art - Collectors and collecting - United States - Biography; Neuberger, Roy R.
    • Roy Neuberger discusses his book, “The Passionate Collector.” He begins by discussing his early life in Paris when he first started out as a young artist and how he later became a major art collector. He then reminisces about some of the first...
    • Edmundo Paz Soldan interview, 2004 May

    • Assassination - Fiction; Political corruption - Fiction; Love stories - Fiction
    • Edmundo Paz Soldán discusses his book, “The Matter of Desire.” He begins by explaining that he is a professor at Cornell University and talks about how he got his book translated into English from Spanish. The book is about a young man who...
    • 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...
    • Peter Barsocchini interview, 1989 April

    • Basketball players - Fiction; Foster children - Fiction
    • Peter Barsocchini discusses his novel, “Ghost.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young basketball player who grows up in a bad neighborhood. He talks about other books he’s worked on including a biography of Merv Griffin. ...
    • Andrei Codrescu interview, 1995

    • Báthory, Erzsébet, 1560-1614 - Fiction; Women murderers - Fiction; Countesses - Fiction; Hungary - History - Turkish occupation, 1526-1699 - Fiction
    • Andrei Codrescu discusses his book, “The Blood Countess,” which is about the life of his ancestor, Elizabeth Bathory, known as the Blood Countess. Andrei weaves two stories together, one that takes place in the 1590s, and another that is more...
    • Russell Martin interview

    • Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 - Relics; Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 - Death and burial; Hiller, Ferdinand, 1811-1885
    • Russell Martin discusses his book, “Beethoven’s Hair.” He begins by explaining how his book is a non-fiction account that follows how a lock of 18th century composer Ludwig Van Beethoven’s hair ended up where it is today. Dr. Alfredo...
    • Cathy Scott interview

    • Berman, Susan, 1945-2000; Murder victims - Nevada - Biography
    • Cathy Scott discusses her book, “Murder of a Mafia Daughter.” She begins by explaining that prior to this book she had also written biographies on the murders of rappers Christopher George Latore Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.) and Tupac Shakur. ...
    • Aline Romanones interview, 1995 May

    • Carlos, - the Jackal - Fiction; Terrorists - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction
    • Aline, Countess of Romanones, discusses her book, The Well-Mannered Assassin, about a jet-setting woman enlisted as a spy by the CIA to prevent nuclear weapon plans from being acquired by terrorists. The majority of the discussion centers on the...

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