pulitzer http://wamc.org en Yiddish Book Center - Tracy Kidder http://wamc.org/post/yiddish-book-center-tracy-kidder <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Over his extensive career, <a href="http://www.tracykidder.com">Tracy Kidder</a> has written some enormously popular books including his Pulitzer Prize and National Book of the Year award winning <em>The Soul of a New Machine</em>. Other bestsellers include <em>Among Schoolchildren</em>, <em>Old Friends</em>, and <em>My Detachment</em>. He has also written extensively about this region in his classic books: <em>House and Home Town</em>. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 95097 at http://wamc.org Yiddish Book Center - Tracy Kidder John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/john-patrick-shanleys-danish-widow-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John Patrick Shanley is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright, Oscar winning screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His works include <em>Moonstruck</em>, <em>Joe Versus the Volcano</em>, <em>Welcome to The Moon</em>, <em>Savage in Limbo</em>, <em>Outside Mullingar</em>, <em>Doubt: A Parable</em>&nbsp;- for stage, the title shortened to <em>Doubt</em> when it was adapted to film.</p><p>His new play, <em>The Danish Widow</em>, opens tonight in the Hallie Flanagan-Davis <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse Theatre</a> on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. It’s the third mainstage show of the New York Stage and Film summer season.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94975 at http://wamc.org John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse Pulitzer Prize Winner Dan Fagin On "Tom's River" http://wamc.org/post/pulitzer-prize-winner-dan-fagin-toms-river <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>One of New Jersey’s seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution.</p><p>For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town’s namesake river.</p><p>The story is told in <a href="http://www.danfagin.com/">Dan Fagin's</a> book, <em>Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation</em> - winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90752 at http://wamc.org Pulitzer Prize Winner Dan Fagin On "Tom's River" 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