Writers on the Air brings to print for the first time Donna Seaman's vibrant author interviews from her Chicago-based radio program, Open Books. In these conversations, authors discuss their inspirations, their favorite books, their working and research habits. Seaman also connects the author's books with other writing, creating “constellations” of related books and ideas to introduce readers to wonderful writing they might not discover on their own.
Seaman created her radio show Open Books in 1994, and has been co-producer and host ever since, conducting interviews with dozens of fiction writers, poets, essayists, memoirists, and nature writers.
Writers on the Air includes interviews with Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Lynda Barry, Madison Smartt Bell, Dennis Bock, T. C. Boyle, Peter Carey, Sandra Cisneros, Wade Davis, Chitra Divakaruni, Stuart Dybek, Julia Glass, Lee Gutkind, Aleksandar Hemon, Edward Hirsch, Edward P. Jones, Ward Just, Jamaica Kincaid, Alex Kotlowitz, Chang-rae Lee, Alan Lightman, Phillip Lopate, Barry Lopez, Alice McDermott, Anchee Min, Sy Montgomery, Kate Moses, Joyce Carol Oates, Alex Shakar, Paul West, Colson Whitehead, and Terry Tempest Williams.
|Publisher:||Dry, Paul Books, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Donna Seaman is a book critic, an editor at Booklist, an essayist, a frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune, Speakeasy, and other venues, and editor of the anthology In Our Nature: Stories of Wildness. The recipient of two Pushcart Prize Special Mentions and several Illinois Arts Council grants, she has hosted Open Books on WLUW-Chicago for the past ten years.
Table of Contents
|Creating Sanctuary, Feeling Exulted||xi|
|Section 1||First-time Novelists|
|Edward P. Jones||24|
|Section 2||Fictional License: Novels about Real People|
|Madison Smartt Bell||34|
|Section 3||Worlds in Transition|
|T. C. Boyle||107|
|Section 4||Between Worlds|
|Section 5||Worlds within Worlds|
|Joyce Carol Oates||254|
|Part 2||Genre Crossers|
|Part 3||The Art and Intent of Creative Nonfiction|
|Terry Tempest Williams||441|
|Part 4||Related Readings||453|
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