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    • Kate White interview, 2002 May

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    • Kate and Connie start the interview talking about some of the real-world editors that serve as the models for the characters in her novel. For the majority of the interview, Kate interweaves her experience as a professional magazine editor with...
    • Dan Richter interview, 2002 September 27

    • 2001, a space odyssey (Motion picture)
    • Dan Richter discusses his book, “Moonwatcher’s Memoir.” He begins by explaining how he told Stanley Kubrick that he thought a mime could solve the problem that he was having with the opening of his film “2001, A Space Odyssey.” He then shares how...
    • Warren Adler interview, 2004 April 26

    • Adult children of divorced parents - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Overweight women - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Single women - Fiction
    • Warren Adler discusses his book, “Children of the Roses.” He begins by explaining that he decided to write the book as a sequel to his previous novel “War of the Roses.” He discusses the effect that divorce has on children and how that plays out in...
    • Khaled Hosseini interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Families - Fiction
    • Khaled Hosseini discusses his book, “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” He shares his thoughts on the difficulty of following the success of his first book, “The Kite Runner.” He goes on to detail the plot of the book, which, like his first book, is set...
    • 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 characters...
    • Tina McElroy Ansa interview, 1993 October

    • African American women - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Georgia - Fiction;
    • Tina begins the interview talking about some of the main themes in her novel like sisterhood and love, and freedom and motherhood. For the major of the interview, Tina discusses the characters and their relationships in the novel’s past and...
    • Eric Copage interview

    • African Americans - Biography - Anecdotes; Inspiration - Anecdotes; Social values - United States - Anecdotes; Spiritual life - Anecdotes; African Americans - Conduct of life - Anecdotes
    • Eric Copage discusses his book, “Soul Food.” He begins by explaining that the book is a compilation of inspirational stories, poems and fables written by and for African Americans. Some of the authors include, Nikki Giovanni, Oprah Winfrey, Queen...
    • R.J. Smith interview

    • African Americans - California - Los Angeles - Intellectual life - 20th century; African American arts - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African American neighborhoods - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century;...
    • R.J. Smith discusses his book, “The Great Black Way.” He begins by discussing some of the historical figures that his book explores, such as, Chester Himes who fathered the black detective novel. He explains how in the 1940s when President Franklin...
    • Steve Allen interview, 1998

    • Allen, Steve, 1921-2000 - Fiction; Meadows, Jayne, 1919- - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction;
    • Steve begins the interview briefly talking about the basic gimmicks and insider jokes he uses in his novels. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Steve’s conversation meanders between the novel’s themes and Steve’s life ranging from his...
    • David Wallechinsky interview, 1995 December

    • Almanacs, American; Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.; Twentieth century - Miscellanea
    • David Wallechinsky discusses his book, “The People’s Almanac Presents the Twentieth Century: The Definitive Compendium of Astonishing Events, Amazing People, and Strange-But-True Facts.” He begins by describing how this book was intended to make...
    • Lionel Rolfe interview, 1991 July

    • American literature - California - Los Angeles - History and criticism; American literature - 20th century - History and criticism; Authors, American - Homes and haunts - California - Los Angeles; Bohemianism - California - Los Angeles; City and...
    • Lionel begins the interview discussing the important roll living and writing in California and especially Los Angeles has had on American Literature. Lionel and Connie spend majority of interview tracing out the different writers who lived in...
    • Margo Kaufman interview, 1993 April

    • American wit and humor; Dating (Social customs) - Anecdotes; Dating (Social customs) - Computer network resources
    • Margo Kaufman discusses her book, “1-800-Am-I-Nuts?” She begins by talking about how men and women act differently when they are sick, and tells a story of her husband’s outrageous behavior. She talks about going to the market and bargain hunting...
    • Margot Livesey interview

    • Amnesia
    • Margot Livesey discusses her book, “The Missing World.” She begins by explaining that the book is somewhat autobiographical in that she always longs for second chances in the way that some of the characters in the book do. She then explores the...
    • Maya Angelou interview, 1986

    • Angelou, Maya; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Entertainers - United States - Biography; African American authors - Biography
    • Maya Angelou discusses her book "All of God’s Children need Traveling Shoes". She talks about a story in the book regarding her visit to Germany for a performance. While she was there she brought a long an Israeli guest to a breakfast with a German...
    • Ken Annakin interview, 2001

    • Annakin, Ken; Motion picture producers and directors - Great Britain - Biography
    • Ken Annakin discusses his book, “So You Wanna Be a Director.” He begins by explaining how he traveled all around Europe as a child, and got his first movie role as a member of a boy’s choir. He started his film career by doing propaganda films...
    • 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 art...
    • Lois Frankel interview, 2004 May

    • Attitude (Psychology); Success - Psychological aspects; Self-actualization (Psychology); Achievement motivation in women; Women - Psychology
    • Lois Frankel discusses her book, “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office.” The book reveals 101 self-sabotaging behaviors that women learn as children. Frankel explains that these habits and behaviors are what hold them back in the workplace. Some...
    • Carolyn See interview

    • Authorship; Fiction - Authorship; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; See, Carolyn - Authorship
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Making a Literary Life.” She begins by explaining that the book's target audiences are aspiring writers and dreamers. She wrote the book in an effort to teach them how to live their dreams. The book is a compilation...
    • Harry Crosby interview, 1982

    • Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - History; Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - Social life and customs; Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - Biography
    • Harry Crosby discusses his book “Last of the Californios,” which he wrote and took photographs for. He begins by explaining the word Californio, which was a term used by settlers to describe indigenous people from Baja, California. The Californio...
    • Peter Duffy interview

    • Bielski, Asael; Bielski, Tuvia; Bielski, Zus, d. 1995; Jews - Persecutions - Belarus; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Belarus; World war, 1939-1945 - Jewish resistance -Belarus; World war, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue - Belarus
    • Peter Duffy discusses his book, “The Bielski Brothers.” He begins by explaining who the Bielski brothers were. They lived in a small town in Poland during World War II and their father was a miller. The three prominent brothers in the family went...

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