pulitzer http://wamc.org en 4/15/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/41514-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Spring flooding<br />Ukraine<br />Middle East<br />Pulitzer<br />TU Stories</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88219 at http://wamc.org 4/15/14 Panel The Book Show #1333 - Paul Harding http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1333-paul-harding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Harding returns with a follow-up to 2009's <em>Tinkers</em>. This time, Harding builds his story around the grandson of <em>Tinkers</em>&nbsp;protagonist, George Crosby.</p><p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400069432/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1400069432&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Enon: A Novel</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400069432" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, Harding follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he tries to come to terms with a shattering personal tragedy.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72975 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1333 - Paul Harding Pulitzer-winning Author Oscar Hijuelos Dies At 62 http://wamc.org/post/pulitzer-winning-author-oscar-hijuelos-dies-62 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Cuban-American novelist, Oscar Hijuelos died this weekend at the age of 62. His book, <em>The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love</em> was a best seller and earned him the Pulitzer for fiction in 1990 - making him the first Hispanic to earn that prize.</p><p>We spoke with Hijuelos on The Book Show in 2010 on the occasion of the publication of <em>Beautiful Maria of My Soul</em> &ndash; his 20 years-later muse-twin follow-up to <em>Mambo Kings</em>.</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75603 at http://wamc.org Pulitzer-winning Author Oscar Hijuelos Dies At 62 The Book Show #1306 and #1307 - Richard Russo http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1306-and-1307-richard-russo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After eight commanding works of fiction, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize </span>Gloversville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - once famous for producing gloves and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, prosperity was replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58676 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1306 and #1307 - Richard Russo "The Longest Road" by Philip Caputo http://wamc.org/post/longest-road-philip-caputo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Standing on the weatherworn shores of the Alaskan coast, Pulitzer Prize winning author </span><a href="http://www.philipcaputo.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Philip Caputo</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> watched Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away, and began to wonder: How does the United States, as diverse as it is large, remain united?</span></p><p>In 2011, in a nation mired in war abroad and rocked by the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression, Caputo loaded his wife and two English setters into an Airstream camper and hit the open road in search of answers.</p><p>Captuo’s <em>The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America from Key West to the Arctic Ocean</em> follows the epic 4 month road trip that lead the couple down country roads, meeting Americans from all walks of life.</p><p>Philip Caputo is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including <em>A Rumor of War</em>.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70316 at http://wamc.org "The Longest Road" by Philip Caputo "Beyond War" by David Rohde http://wamc.org/post/beyond-war-david-rohde <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East</em>, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Rohde distills eleven years of expert reporting into a call for change.</p><p>An incisive look at the evolving nature of war, Rohde exposes how a dysfunctional Washington squandered billions on contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, neglected its true allies in the war on terror and failed to employ its most potent nonmilitary weapons.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64719 at http://wamc.org "Beyond War" by David Rohde Pulitzer Prize winner Charles H. Fuller at The Egg on 4/18 http://wamc.org/post/pulitzer-prize-winner-charles-h-fuller-egg-418-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.aacccr.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is committed to educating, enriching, and empowering residents of the Capital Region through a variety of programs that raise the collective consciousness of all ethnicities to the rich and vibrant history, contribution, and culture of African Americans.</span></p><p>This Thursday, April 18th, The African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region will hold a Gala fundraiser in the Swyer Theater at <a href="http://www.theegg.org">The Egg</a> in Albany, New York.</p><p>The<a href="http://www.aacccr.org/events"> evening</a> will include performances of scenes from <em>A Soldier's Play</em>, by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Charles H. Fuller, a conversation with -and award presentation to- Fuller – and more.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62279 at http://wamc.org Pulitzer Prize winner Charles H. Fuller at The Egg on 4/18 Junot Diaz at Bard College on 4/1 http://wamc.org/post/junot-diaz-bard-college-41 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first book, <em>Drown</em>, established him as a major new writer. His first novel, <em>The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao</em>, won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest, <em>This Is How You Lose Her</em>, features nine stories. At the center of each - is Yunior, a Dominican American who, despite his macho exterior, aches to be loved and the book explores the haunting, impossible power of love.</p><p>Diaz will be at <a href="http://www.bard.edu/news/events/event.php?eid=118011&amp;year=2013&amp;month=04&amp;day=1">Bard College</a> on Monday, April 1st.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61043 at http://wamc.org Junot Diaz at Bard College on 4/1 Pulitzer Prize winner, Tim Weiner, at Carey Center for Global Good in Rensselaerville, NY http://wamc.org/post/pulitzer-prize-winner-tim-weiner-carey-center-global-good-rensselaerville-ny <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812979230/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0812979230&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Enemies: A History of the FBI</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0812979230" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the first definitive history of the FBI’s secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work on the Pentagon and the CIA won him the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.</span></p><p>We think of the FBI as America’s police force. But secret intelligence is the Bureau’s first and foremost mission. Enemies is the story of how presidents have used the FBI as the most formidable intelligence force in American history.</p><p>Here is the hidden history of America’s hundred-year war on terror. As a correspondent for The New York Times, Tim Weiner he covered the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington and terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sudan, and other nations. Enemies is his fourth book. Weiner will be speaking tomorrow at the <a href="http://www.careyconferencecenter.org/carey-center-for-global-good.html">Carey Center for Global Good</a> in Rensselaerville.</p><p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58870 at http://wamc.org Pulitzer Prize winner, Tim Weiner, at Carey Center for Global Good in Rensselaerville, NY The Book Show #1284 - Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1284-tracy-kidder-and-richard-todd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In 1973 in the offices of <em>The Atlantic Monthly</em> in Boston, a young freelance writer named Tracy Kidder came looking for an assignment. Richard Todd was the editor that encouraged him.</p><p>After much success they have written the new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400069750/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1400069750&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400069750" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, which explores three major non-fiction forms: narratives, essays, and memoirs.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58586 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1284 - Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd