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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

Emma Straub is, according to Gothamist, "the belle of the Brooklyn indi-lit ball". Her debut story collection Other People We Married, was published in February to rave reviews. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published by Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Slate and many other journals.

The Roundtable
9:50 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Lee Child - "A Wanted Man" - A Jack Reacher novel and "Jack Reacher" - a Jack Reacher movie

Hailed as “the best thrill writer of the moment” (New York Times) and “the poster boy for American crime fiction” (Los Angeles Times), with more than 40 million copies of his novels in print worldwide featuring his now iconic creation—ex Army cop and all-around tough guy Jack Reacher—Lee Child is doing pretty good.

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The Roundtable
9:40 am
Thu September 13, 2012

A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris

On Feb. 17, 1970, physician Jeffrey MacDonald called the police to his Fort Bragg, N.C., home. He told the responding officers that he had been assaulted by a group of "hippie" intruders, who had also bludgeoned and stabbed his wife and two young daughters — ages 2 and 5 — to death. MacDonald suffered a concussion and collapsed lung but survived.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Making the Grade by Peter G. Pollak

We welcome Peter G. Pollak back to the show and speak with him about his new book, Making the Grade.

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Arun Chaudhary - A Camera, A Suit, and Sneakers

From the early months of the 2008 campaign and through the first two and a half years of the Obama administration, Arun Chaudhary had a unique perspective on the president of the United States. He was the first official White House videographer.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, author and director. One of his earliest appearances was in 1969’s Midnight Cowboy. Other early roles in the 1970s were in Catch-22 and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In 1979 he received a Tony Award nomination for his role in The Inspector General. During the 1980s he appeared in films such as 2010, and directed the Randy Quaid picture, Parents.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

The Book Show #1260 - Verlyn Klinkenborg

In the new book Several Short Sentences About Writing , author and New York Times editorial board member Verlyn Klinkenborg does away with much of the traditional wisdom on writing and dissects the sentence — its structure, its intention, its semantic craftsmanship — to deliver a new, useful, and direct guide to the art of storytelling.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya’s heartbreaking and haunting novel, The Watch: A Novel , takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan. Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, Roy-Bhattacharya recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of battle, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers, their families, and by one sister.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue September 11, 2012

You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band

As the 1960s ended, Herbie Hancock embarked on a grand creative experiment. Having just been dismissed from the celebrated Miles Davis Quintet, he set out on the road, playing with his first touring group as a leader until he eventually formed what would become a revolutionary band.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Adam Gopnick

Adam Gopnik is an essayist and commentator. He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker—to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism. He'll participate in this weekend's Berkshire Wordfest at The Mount in Lenox, MA.

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