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    2020 National Book Awards

    Book TV presented coverage of the 71st annual National Book Awards. This virtual event was hosted by the National Book Foundation.

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    In Depth with Walter Mosley

    Book TV’s In Depth 2018 Fiction Edition continued with bestselling novelist Walter Mosley. Mr. Mosley is the author of over 40 books, including Devil in a Blue Dress, Fearless Jones, and…

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    National Book Festival

    The first National Book Festival was experienced through a combination of author presentations, call-ins, and interviews from three locations: the Jefferson Building, the Madison Building…

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    By the Book

    Pamela Paul, Nicholson Baker, Walter Mosley, Ann Patchett, and Francine Prose talked about Ms. Paul’s anthology, By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York…

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    Panel Discussion on American Morality

    Panelists talked about contemporary moral and political questions, as well as James Baldwin’s statement that, “Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave…

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    Workin' on the Chain Gang

    Walter Mosley discussed his book Workin' on the Chain Gang: Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History (Library of Contemporary Thought), published by Ballantine Books. The book is an essay of what the…

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    Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation

    Walter Mosley talked about his book, Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation (Nation Books, 2011). In the book he draws on the model of addiction and recovery to apply it to domestic…

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    Memorial Service for Studs Terkel

    A memorial was held for author and radio host Studs Terkel, who died on October 31, 2008, at the age of 96. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985, and is best remembered for…

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    History of America

    Howard Zinn and Walter Mosley talked about the history of America. Topics included politics, power, wealth and poverty, democracy, and the war in Iraq. After their conversation they responded to…

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    Third World Press 40th Anniversary

    Walter Mosley delivered the keynote address at a reception at the Chicago Cultural Center to the celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Third World Press. Haki Madhubuti…

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    Life Out of Context

    Walter Mosley talked about his book Life Out of Context: Which Includes a Proposal for the Non-Violent Takeover of the House of Representatives, published by Nation Books. Mr. Mosley was interviewed by…

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    BookExpo America Interview

    Walter Mosley was interviewed about his upcoming book Life Out of Context, published by Nation Books. He talked about the problem of using catch phrases for political positions and the complexity of…

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    Walter Mosley in Conversation

    Mr. Mosley recounted his writing career and discussed what motivates him during an interview with Marie Arana. The author discussed his favorite places, music, authors and books. Walter…

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    2003 National Book Awards Ceremony

    The National Book Foundation presented its annual awards for best book in each of the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. The 2003 winners were: in the fiction…

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    Analysis of 9/11 Aftermath Panel

    Panelists talked about the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, focusing on African-American perspectives. They discussed the search for meaning, the character of patriotism, racism and…

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    African-Americans and World Peace

    Mr. Mosley discussed his new book What Next: An African American Initiative Toward World Peace, published by Black Classic Press. His book urges African-Americans to make an impact on world…

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    September 11th Fund Benefit

    In a benefit event for the September 11th Fund called “Beyond Words,” various New Yorker writers read from the works of others. Most of the readings were older works about New York City or…

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    On Social Progress

    Participants discussed changes in American society and culture in the last several decades and commented on the degree to which progress had been made on several social issues. Among the…

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    Gone Fishin'

    Mr. Mosley talked about his new novel, Gone Fishin'. It is another in his series of novels about the two young men, Easy Rawlings and Mouse Alexander. In this novel, they travel to Mouse’s…

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    Black Genius

    In the inaugural lecture of a series on “Black Genius,” Film Director Spike Lee, an alumnus, spoke at New York University. He talked about his film work as a student and his subsequent…

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