4,610Jan 10, 2009
Gore Vidal on Writing
Gore Vidal discussed his writing life with Jay Parini. Among the topics they discussed were his book on Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Americans' unfamiliarity with their ...
1,762Jan 10, 2009
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
David Levering Lewis moderated a conversation between Michael Meeropol, the eldest son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and his daughter, Ivy Meeropol, the director and producer of Heir to an ...
949Jan 13, 2013
The Novelistic Essay and the Essayistic Novel
From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, essayist and novelist Geoff Dyer delivered a talk entitled, “The Novelistic Essay & the Essayistic Novel.”
797Jan 10, 2009
Historical Methods and Practice Panel
Eric Foner moderated a panel discussion, "How Can We Know (and Tell) What Happened in the Past?, with authors Jill Lepore, David Levering Lewis, Megan Marshall, and Patricia O’Toole. The ...
739Jan 10, 2009
Eric Foner Remarks on History and Fiction
Author and historian Eric Foner presented his thoughts on history and fiction in a talk entitled, “Rethinking and Re-imaging the Past in a Changing World.”
Eric Foner is a ...
661Jan 15, 2000
Book Discussion on At Home in the World
Ms. Maynard talked about her book At Home in the World, published by Picador USA. She focused on her experiences as the former live-in girlfriend of writer J.D. Salinger, and ...
483Jan 10, 2009
Boundaries of History Panel
Peter Ho Davies, Megan Marshall, Sena Jeter Naslund, Patricia O’Toole, and Barry Unsworth participated in a panel discussion entitled “The Boundaries of History, Historical Fiction and ...
376Jan 10, 2009
Historical Fiction Panel
Authrs Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore took part in a discussion on history and fiction entitled, “Taking Liberties - Fiction and the Archives” and read from their co-authored novel, ...
341Jan 13, 2013
Book Discussion on Hemingway's Boat
From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, Paul Hendrickson talked about his book, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost.
332Jan 13, 2013
Panel Discussion on Facts and Fiction
From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, panelists talked about the use and effect of facts when writing fiction. Panelists included authors Pico Iyer, Colm Toibin, ...
287Jan 13, 2013
Biographies and the Limits of Objectivity
From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, authors Jay Parini, Brenda Wineapple, Edmund White and Phyllis Rose talked about biographies and the limits of ...
243Jan 11, 2004
Mr. Goldman talked about Jose Marti and his importance as a political leader who wanted to help free Cuba. Marti was killed in 1895 in the Cuban revolution. Marti was also a poet and ...
241Jan 11, 2004
Immigrant Writers and American Literature
Panelists who are immigrants discussed the impact of immigrant writers on American literature. Moderator Hampl wrote A Romantic Education. Ms. Tan wrote The Bonesetter’s ...
232Jan 13, 2013
Biography and Fiction
From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, biographer Robert Richardson delivered a talk entitled, “In Search of Lost Time: Biography and Fiction.”
182Jan 12, 2001
The Mysteries of Life and the Universe
Award-winning writers talked about how science writing changes the way people view the universe and about the importance of dispelling myths. Margulis is the author of Symbiotic Planet: A ...
170Jan 10, 2009
Book Discussion on To Catch the Lightning
Alan Cheuse talked about To Catch the Lightning (Sourcebooks Landmark; October 1, 2008). His novel is based on the life of photographer Edward Curtis, who photographed Native American tribes ...
164Jan 10, 2009
Book Discussion on Land of Marvels
Barru Unsworth read from his new novel, Land of Marvels (Nan A. Talese; January 6, 2009). The book is set in 1914 and focuses on the attempts by Western nations to control parts of ...
113Jan 11, 2004
Immigration and Displacement Panel
Panelists discussed immigration, displacement, and the difficulty of adjusting to a new culture. Mr. Dickstein moderated the panel, which was entitled "The Mythology of the American Dream: ...
109Jan 11, 2004
Vietnamese Voice in American Literature
Hosted by Ms. Lanpher, the panelist talked about the Vietnamese voice in American literature. Mr. Butler, who wrote A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, talked about the ...
103Jan 11, 2004
Impact of Culture
Authors Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Clark Blaise, Elizabeth Nunez and Bharati Mukherjee discussed their immigrant experiences. The panelists related the stories and experiences created as their ...
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