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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Norman Spinrad interview

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Norman Spinrad discusses his science fiction novel, “Child of Fortune.” He begins by talking about his main character: a young woman who must travel from planet to planet working as a prostitute. Spinrad describes that he decided to write a novel...
    • Vendela Vida interview, 2003

    • Young women - Fiction; Victims of crimes - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Nurses - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Philippines - Fiction
    • Vendela Vida discusses her novel, “And Now You Can Go.” Martinson asks Vida to read a passage from the book about a man who holds a woman at gunpoint in a park. She discusses how she had initially written a much different book, but edited out...
    • Helen Hayes interview, 1988 February

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Helen Hayes discusses her book, "Where the Truth Lies," written with Thomas Chastain. The book is a murder mystery and the main character is named Arthur Strickland. He is a movie producer who makes an award winning film and is then murdered on...
    • Barbara Hambly interview

    • New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Free African Americans - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; January, Benjamin (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Barbara Hambly discusses her book, “Graveyard Dust.” She begins by explaining the local history of New Orleans, which serves as the backdrop for her novel. Hambly details the racial and cultural history of the antebellum period and the world in...
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby interview, 2004 February

    • Married women - Fiction; Spouses of clergy - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; African American clergy - Fiction; Black, Curtis (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby discusses her book, “Too Much of a Good Thing.” She begins by introducing her main character Curtis Black, a philandering Baptist pastor who joins a new congregation after being kicked out of his old one. She talks about...
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford interview, 1999

    • Women art dealers - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Art and the war - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Paris (France) - Fiction
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford discusses her book, “A Sudden Change of Heart.” She begins by talking about the two main characters in the book, Laura and Claire. Bradford describes Laura as “true blue,” an always devoted friend to Claire. She describes...
    • Charles Lockwood interview, 1989 July

    • Dwellings - California - Beverly Hills. Architecture, Domestic - California - Beverly Hills; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Buildings, structures, etc.
    • Charles begins the discussion describing what constitutes an estate: a main house, a detached guest house, a pool, and a tennis court that is situated on relatively flat land at least an acre and half in size. Connie and Charles spend the majority...
    • Tilly Bagshawe interview, 2005

    • Actresses - Fiction; Grandfathers - Fiction; Models (Persons) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Conflict of generations - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Domestic fiction; Love stories
    • Tilly Bagshawe discusses her novel, “Adored.” She begins by telling about the plot of the book and the dynamics between Duke and Caroline, the two main protagonists in her novel. Bagshawe also talks about how her characters move from London to...
    • Jess Walter interview, 2006 September 14

    • Terrorism - United States - Fiction; Conspiracy - Fiction
    • Jess Walter discusses her novel, “The Zero.” She begins by talking about her main character who is paid to clean up at Ground Zero after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. She discusses how America stopped remembering the violent parts of...
    • Mat Johnson interview, 2003 July

    • African American neighborhoods - Fiction; Real estate business - Fiction; Real estate agents - Fiction; Gentrification - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Mat Johnson discusses his novel, “Hunting in Harlem.” He begins by explaining that his book is a story about the recreation of Harlem and bringing in a new community. He introduces his 3 main characters who are released from prison and enlisted...
    • Frederic Tuten interview, 1997 March

    • Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 - Fiction; Addicts - Fiction
    • Frederic Tuten discusses his novel, “Van Gogh’s Bad Café.” He begins by explaining that his book can be considered a science fiction art history novel. He introduces his main character, a 19 year old morphine addict who thinks she can go back in...

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