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    • Joseph White interview, 2004 February

    • United States - Race relations; Racism - United States - Psychological aspects; African American men - Psychology
    • Dr. Joseph White discusses his book, “Black Man Emerging.” White begins by explaining that the book has two main thrusts. The first was to move beyond the stereotypes of the black man in society. Some examples of stereotypes that he uses are, “the...
    • Benjamin Stein interview, 1985

    • Adult child abuse victims - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Benjamin Stein discusses his novel, “Her Only Sin.” He begins by introducing his main character, a woman who suffered abuse as a child and can’t tell the difference between real life and movies. This woman grows up to run the largest movie studio...
    • Walter Mosley interview, 2008

    • African American men - Fiction; Wrongful death - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Paranormal fiction; Good and evil - Fiction; Angels - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction;
    • Walter and Connie begin the interview discussing the nature of sin and his desire to write about how sin differs from place to place as means of understanding the moral decisions the “everyman” makes everyday. Walter also highlights the influence...
    • Andrei Codrescu interview, 1999

    • Rapture (Christian eschatology) - Fiction; Messiah - Prophecies - Fiction; Two thousand, A.D. - Fiction; End of the world - Fiction; Millennialism - Fiction; Armageddon - Fiction
    • Andrei Codrescu discusses his novel, “Messiah.” He begins by introducing his main characters and explains how his book is about Christian prophecies in New Orleans. He talks about his main character, a young girl who believes the words of a...
    • Peter Lefcourt interview, 2005 February

    • Reality television programs – Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Fiction; Humorous fiction; Reality television programs; California – Los Angeles – Hollywood;
    • Peter begins the interview talking about the impetus behind his latest book that utilizes the main character, Charlie Burns, from his first novel. For the majority of the interview, Peter discusses the main characters and plot points in the novel...
    • David Kusek interview, 2005 March 30

    • Sound recording industry; Music trade
    • David Kusek and Gerd Leonhard discuss their book, “The Future of Music.” They begin by explaining that they foresee a future where music is omnipresent like water and the choice of access to music might be between turning on the faucet for tap...
    • Dick Wimmer interview, 2008

    • Men - Ireland - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Painters - Fiction; Humorous stories, American; New York - Fiction; Ireland - Fiction
    • Dick Wimmer discusses his book, “The Wildly Irish Sextet.” He begins by explaining that he used his main character in other books before. He talks about the plot of the novel: an Irish painter who has an art show, is accused of murdering his...
    • Stephen Coonts interview, 1998 May

    • Imaginary wars and battles – Fiction; International relations – Fiction; Stealth aircraft – Fiction; Nuclear warfare – Fiction; Nationalists – Fiction; Air warfare – Fiction; Japan – Fiction;
    • Stephen begins the interview talking about the scenario he set up to explore the nature of warfare in the future. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Stephen discuss the major plot points as well as the main characters and their...
    • Julie Buxbaum interview, 2008

    • Women lawyers - Fiction
    • Julie Buxbaum discusses her book, “The Opposite of Love.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book: a successful female lawyer named Emily who breaks up with her boyfriend and quits her job because she is looking for something more. Buxbaum...
    • Trey Ellis interview

    • Motivational speakers - Fiction; Cults - Fiction; Satire
    • Trey Ellis discusses his book, “Right Here, Right Now.” He begins by introducing the characters in the book and talking about the main character’s background as a motivational speaker turned cult leader. He talks about keeping the readers unsure...
    • Sally Quinn interview, 1987 September

    • Washington (D.C.) - Fiction
    • Sally Quinn discusses her novel, “Regrets Only.” She begins by explaining that her book is about powerful women in Washington D.C. She talks about the amount of philandering that happens in politics from both men and women. She discusses her...
    • Loraine Despres interview

    • Women - Louisiana - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction
    • Loraine Despres discusses her book, “The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell.” She begins by discussing the main character of the book, Belle Cantrell. She explains that the book takes place in Louisiana where Belle tries very hard to be a proper lady,...
    • Stephen Hunter interview

    • Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; Organized crime - Fiction; Casinos - Fiction; Cuba - History - 1933-1959 - Fiction; Havana (Cuba) - Fiction
    • Stephen Hunter discusses his novel, “Havana.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his main character Earl Swagger. He talks about how he wanted to explore the relationship between two men who admire each...
    • Guy Johnson interview

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, African American - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American soldiers - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction; Oklahoma - Fiction
    • Guy Johnson discusses his novel, “Standing at the Scratch Line.” He begins by talking about how he wanted to write about the life experience of African Americans in the early 1900s. He describes how his main character joins an all-black battalion...
    • Miriam Bat-Ami interview, 1999

    • Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Juvenile fiction; Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Fiction; Jewish refugees - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Jews - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Holocaust survivors -...
    • Miriam Bat-Ami discusses her book, “Two Suns in the Sky,” which explores refugees from Yugoslavia attempting to establish their new identities as Americans. The characters had to explore how to become Americans. Further, they wanted to explore...
    • Nichelle D. Tramble interview

    • African American men - Fiction; Basketball players - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Rape - Fiction; Oakland (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Nichelle D. Tramble discusses her novel, “The Last King.” She begins by explaining that her book is a sequel to “The Dying Ground.” She talks about her main character Maceo who returns home to help a childhood friend. She describes the...
    • Merrill Joan Gerber interview

    • Older women - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Merrill Joan Gerber discusses her novel, “Anna In Chains.” She begins by explaining that her book is fiction, but is based on her mother’s adventures in life. She talks about her main character Anna, a widow who is recovering from an illness who...
    • Helen Scully interview

    • Southern States - Fiction
    • Helen Scully discusses her book, “In the Hope of Rising Again.” She begins by explaining the plot of her novel which follows three generations of a family in Mobile, Alabama. The book takes place during major historic time periods such as, the...
    • Rupert Holmes interview

    • Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) - Fiction; Women composers - Fiction; Jazz musicians - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Rupert Holmes discusses his book, "Swing: A Mystery." The story takes place in San Francisco circa 1940. All of the locations mentioned in the book were (and are) real locations. The main character is a band leader named Ray. He is involved...

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