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  • emQuite Enough of Calvin Trillin Forty Years of Funny Stuffem
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    Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff

    Calvin Trillin, staff writer for the New Yorker and the Nation’s “deadline poet,” presented a collection of his essays from the past forty years that range from the economy to politics and…

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    A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage

    Roy Blount and Calvin Trillin talked about Mark Twain and his newly discovered book, A Murder, A Mystery, and a Marriage published by W.W. Norton & Company. Mr. Blount wrote the foreword and the…

  • emMessages from My Fatherem
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    Messages from My Father

    Calvin Trillin talked about his book Messages From My Father. He related experiences from his childhood and memories of his father.

  • The World Today
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    The World Today

    Ms. Clinton interviewed Mr. Trillin about writing humor and about his career as a humorist. He commented on the upcoming campaign and various other political issues. After his comments he…

  • 1996 National Book Foundation Medal
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    1996 National Book Foundation Medal

    Ms. Morrison, who has won both 1993 Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, in 1993 and 1988 respectively, received the foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. After being…

  • Prose Readings
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    Prose Readings

    Several authors read from their works to honor the 50th anniversary of Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. Mr. Merkin read from Tom Wolfe’s profile of Roger Straus because Mr. Wolfe was ill and…

  • 1996 National Book Awards
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    1996 National Book Awards

    Mr. Trillin hosted a ceremony at which awards were presented in fiction, non-fiction, children’s and poetry categories. Victor Martinez won in children’s literature; Hayden Carruth won in…

  • Medicine and Arts Panel Discussions
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    Medicine and Arts Panel Discussions

    Panel One discussed reporting on Medicine and Panel Two discussed reporting on the Arts. Both panels answered audience questions.