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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors

  Editor Julia Scott produces radio documentaries and news features for the BBC World Service and nationally syndicated programs, and writes for newspapers and magazines including The New York Times. Her work has been featured in Best American Science Writing.

She has now edited the collection Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors. It is a collection of wordy, overwrought, insipid writing by America’s most beloved authors and artists, including the likes of Gillian Flynn, Mary Roach, Dave Eggers, Rick Moody and Chuck Palahniuk.

The Roundtable
11:30 am
Tue August 13, 2013

2013 Rensselaerville Festival of Writers

    The Rensselaerville Festival of Writers gets underway on Thursday, August 15 and runs through the 18th in several venues throughout the idyllic Helderberg hamlet of Rensselaerville, NY. Readings, workshops, and receptions feature local and regional writers as well as nationally known professionals including: Joan Walsh, Lizz Winstead, Peter Trachtenberg, Paul La Farge, David Rees, John Bowe, Sara J. Henry and Sarah Van Arsdale.

This summer marks the fourth Rensselaerville Festival of Writers. Festival proceeds benefit the historic Rensselaerville Library. Joining us are festival organizers: Marilyn Olivia and Janet Botaish.

The Roundtable
11:36 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Jill Lepore - "The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death"

We speak with renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer, Jill Lepore, about her book, The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:30 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

The Book Show #1247 - Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux's The Lower River , is the story of Ellis Hock, also a former Peace Corps volunteer. He longs to return to the Malawian village where he volunteered decades earlier, hoping to revisit a different, better chapter of his life. Paul Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed books.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
1:40 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

The Book Show #1246 - Anthony Swofford

The 2005 publication of Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles changed author and former sniper Anthony Swofford’s life. The Gulf War memoir became a best-seller and inspired a film adaptation starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:46 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

The Book Show #1245 - Richard Ford

Richard Ford is one of America’s most highly revered writers. His book, Independence Day , was the first to receive both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
4:04 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

The Book Show #1244 - Lauren Groff

In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what would become a commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House. Arcadia follows this romantic, rollicking, and tragic utopian dream from its hopeful start through its heyday and after.

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The Roundtable
12:49 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Lizz Free Or Die: Essays

We welcome Lizz Winstead and speak with her about her book, Lizz Free or Die: Essays.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:03 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

The Book Show #1242 - Jamie M. Saul

Jamie Saul has written for various magazines including People and Playboy. A two-time guest professor at Yale University, he was the recipient of the Poynter Fellowship. Following his debut novel, Light of Day, author Jamie Saul now explores the intricate relationships between friends and siblings, husbands and wives.

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The Roundtable
9:54 am
Mon May 7, 2012

No Harm and Other Stories

We welcome Gary McLouth and speak with him about his book, Do No Harm and Other Stories.