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    • Michael Datcher interview, 2001

    • Datcher, Michael, 1967-; Datcher, Michael, 1967- - Childhood and youth; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; African American families - California - Los Angeles; Fatherless families - California - Los Angeles; Journalists - United States -...
    • Michael Datcher discusses his book, “Raising Fences.” He begins by talking about his early life and his choice to live with his adopted family over the real family who gave him up. Martinson asks him to read a passage about his adoption and how...
    • Dorothy Rice interview, 2002 January

    • Rice, Dorothy-Themes, motives; Las Vegas (Nev.)-In art
    • Connie and Dorothy begin discussing how Dorothy ended up painting Las Vegas, and Dorothy recounts several of her past project cities as well as her process when painting. Connie proceeds to show several paintings in the book, and Dorothy gives the...
    • Dorothy Winbush Riley interview, 1993 August

    • Quotations, English; African Americans - Quotations; Blacks - Quotations
    • Dorothy Winbush Riley discusses her book, “My Soul Looks Back, ‘Less I Forget.” She begins by explaining that her book is a compilation of quotes from African American people. She talks about how she initially self-published her book, but after...
    • Michael Connelly interview, 1996

    • Serial murders - Fiction; Police murders - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction
    • Michael Connelly discusses his novel, “Poet.” He begins by explaining that this is the fifth book he has written, but the first that follows his character detective Jack McEvoy. Martinson asks Connelly to read the first paragraph of the novel. ...
    • Kim Wozencraft interview, 1993 October

    • Abused women - Fiction
    • Kim Wozencraft discusses her novel, “Notes From the Country Club.” She begins by explaining that her book is about psychiatric evaluations before a murder trial. She talks about how doctors diagnose criminals as mentally incompetent so they are...
    • Leo Braudy interview, 2004 January

    • Men - Psychology; Masculinity - History; War - History; War - Psychological aspects; Chivalry; Terrorism
    • Leo Braudy discusses his book, “From Chivalry to Terrorism.” The book takes a look at masculinity throughout history, beginning with Greek and Roman mythology and spanning to the present. He talks about how Julius Caesar revolutionized Rome with...
    • Kate Phillips interview, 1996

    • Older people - Fiction; Older women - Fiction
    • Kate Phillips discusses her novel, “White Rabbit.” She begins by explaining that the book is told from the point of view of an 88-year-old woman Ruth. The book takes place in the span of 24 hours, but shows many flashbacks from Ruth’s younger...
    • 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...
    • Mary Woronov interview, 1996

    • Woronov, Mary; Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987; Andy Warhol’s Factory (New York, N.Y.); Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Artists - United States - Biography
    • Mary Woronov discusses her autobiography, “Swimming Underground.” She begins by explaining that she was a member of artist Andy Warhol’s Factory and entourage. She talks about how she met Warhol through her school Cornell. She describes Warhol’s...
    • Zadie Smith interview

    • Assimilation (Sociology) - Fiction; Interracial marriage - Fiction; Genetic engineering - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Ethnic relations - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; London (England)...
    • Zadie Smith discusses her book, “White Teeth.” Martinson begins by describing the scene at the beginning of the novel and asks Smith about the title of the book. Smith responds by saying that teeth reoccur in the book and that teeth are symbolic...
    • Clive Barker interview, 1988 October

    • Horror fiction; Fantasy fiction
    • Clive Barker discusses his novel, “Imajica.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how a jealous husband hires a hit man to kill his philandering wife. Barker talks about how good fantasy books bring familiar elements into the story...
    • David Wolstencroft interview

    • Intelligence officers - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction
    • David Wolstencroft discusses his novel, “Good News, Bad News.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two co-workers who think the other is a spy. He talks about the differences between espionage in Britain and in the United States. He...
    • Lalita Tademy interview, 2001

    • African American families - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Cane River Region (La.) - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction
    • Lalita Tademy discusses her novel, “Cane River.” She begins by explaining that her book is based on the story of her ancestors who were enslaved in Louisiana. She talks about the different generations of women who were all raised in the same...
    • Mary Rourke interview, 2006

    • Jesus Christ. - Miracles - Fiction; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint. - Fiction; Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee - Fiction; Women in the Bible - Fiction; Galilee (Israel) - History - Fiction
    • Mary Rourke discusses her novel, “Two Women of Galilee.” She begins by explaining how she decided to write Biblical fiction after reading about women who were hardly mentioned in the New Testament. She introduces her main character Joanna, who...
    • Ray Stricklyn interview, 1994 October

    • Stricklyn, Ray; Actors - United States - Biography; Gay actors - United States - Biography
    • Ray Stricklyn discusses his autobiography, “Angels & Demons.” He begins by explaining that he moved to New York City to be an actor and started out doing plays and small television parts. He describes his love life, and how he dated both men and...
    • 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 the...
    • Nicholas Evans interview, 1998

    • Wildlife conservation - Fiction; Women biologists - Fiction; Wolves - Fiction; Montana - Fiction
    • Nicholas Evans discusses his novel, “The Loop.” He begins by explaining that his book deals with the rights of people who live near Yellowstone National Park. He talks about the troubled father/son relationships in the book. Martinson asks Evans...
    • Richard Price interview, 1992

    • Police - New Jersey - Fiction; African American teenagers - Fiction; Drug dealers - Fiction; Drug traffic - Fiction; Brothers - Fiction; New Jersey - Fiction
    • Richard Price discusses his novel, “Clockers.” He begins by explaining that his book looks at how children grow up in impoverished neighborhoods. He talks about crime in ghettos and the different techniques police use to catch drug dealers. He...
    • Frank McCourt interview, 2005

    • McCourt, Frank; High school teachers - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Irish Americans - Biography
    • Frank McCourt discusses his autobiography, “Teacher Man.” He begins by explaining that he wrote the bestselling book, “Angela’s Ashes,” and talks about the importance of writing about one’s own life. He discusses how he got his education at New...

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