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    • 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...
    • John Clute interview, 1996

    • Science fiction - Dictionaries
    • John Clute discusses his book, “The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: An Illustrated A to Z.” He begins by explaining the differences between the genres of science fiction and fantasy. He describes that many writers look backwards to ancient...
    • Robert Bly interview, 2004 June 25

    • Poetry - Collections; Poetry - Translations into English
    • Robert Bly discusses his book, “The Winged Energy of Delight,” which is a compilation of translated poems from twenty-two different poets. He goes on to explain the difficulty of translating poetry that encompasses so many various places and time...
    • Leonard Stern interview, 1994 June

    • Television - Production and direction - Humor
    • Leonard Stern discusses his book, “A Martian Wouldn’t Say That.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of strange memos that his friends have gotten while working in the entertainment industry. He talks about his career working...
    • 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...
    • Paul Lazarus interview

    • Santa Barbara Writers' Conference
    • Paul Lazarus discusses the Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference. He begins by explaining that he is the Vice President of Columbia Pictures, a director and screenwriter, and one of the people in charge of setting the conference up each year. He...
    • 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...
    • Bridget Hughes interview 2004 August 02

    • Literature - Collections
    • Bridget Hughes discusses her book, “The Paris Review.” She begins by sharing that prior to George Plimpton’s death and her promotion to editor she had been a managing editor for "The Paris Review" and worked directly with Plimpton putting the...
    • Dani Shapiro interview, 2003 May 15

    • Andover (Mass.) - Fiction; Infants - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction
    • Dani Shapiro discusses her book, “Family History.” She begins by sharing the basic plot of the book that follows the narrator, Rachel Jenson who is a housewife and art restorer married to Ned, a former painter. The couple live in a small town in...
    • 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 business...
    • Lisa See interview, 2007 August

    • Lovesickness - Fiction; Young women - China - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Operas, Chinese - Fiction; China - Social life and customs - 17th century - Fiction
    • Lisa See discusses her book, “Peony in Love.” Martinson begins by talking about the cataclysmic change that occurred in 16th century China when the Manchus took over the country. See then goes on to discuss the opera, “Peony Pavilion,” and how it...
    • Afton Fraser interview, 2005 February 14

    • Motion pictures - United States - Catalogs
    • Afton Fraser discusses her book, “Hollywood Picks the Classics.” She begins by explaining that the book focuses on the movies of the Golden Age of Hollywood specifically from 1930 to 1960. She divides the book into categories such as Film Noir,...
    • Frédéric Brenner interview, 2003

    • Jewish diaspora; Jewish diaspora - Pictorial works
    • Frédéric Brenner discusses his book, “Diaspora.” He begins by explaining that his book is divided into two parts: one of photographs, and one of writers commenting on what the photographs mean to them. He talks about how Jews have settled all...
    • John Vorhaus interview

    • Swindlers and swindling - Fiction; Santa Fe (N.M.) - Fiction
    • John Vorhaus discusses his novel, “The Albuquerque Turkey.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a con artist couple who decide to stop swindling people. He talks about his career training writers overseas to write funny comedy...
    • David Wallechinsky interview, 1980 December 18

    • Twentieth century - Forecasts; Forecasting
    • David Wallechinsky discusses the book he co-wrote with members of his family, “The Book of Predictions.” He beings by explaining that he began The People’s Almanac series with his father Irving Wallace, and that this book is a continuation of that...
    • A. Scott Berg interview, 1989 April

    • Goldwyn, Samuel, 1879-1974; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography;
    • Andrew begins the interview discussing that he wanted to find a person through whose life he could tell a bigger story; Samuel Goldwyn, as the quintessential Hollywood movie mogul, offered Andrew such a story and opportunity. For the majority of...
    • Peter Shaw interview, 1994 September

    • American literature - 19th century - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; Criticism - United States - History - 20th century; Literature and history - United States
    • Peter Shaw discusses his book, “Recovering American Literature.” He begins by explaining the different ways in which readers and critics interpret literature. He talks about several works from important American authors such as, “The Scarlet...
    • Janet Sternburg interview, 1991 May

    • American literature - Women authors - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; American literature - 20th century - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; Women and literature - United States - History - 20th century; Authorship - Sex differences
    • Janet Sternburg discusses her second book, “The Writer on Her Work, Volume II.” She begins by explaining that her book is a collection of personal essays by female writers. She talks about authors such as Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, and...
    • 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...

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