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  • Supreme Court Justices Judge Mock Trial Inspired by Camelot Tale
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    Camelot Mock Trial with Supreme Court Justices

    Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagan took part in a mock trial, part of a regular series hosted by the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. The…

  • emThe Real Lolitaem
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    The Real Lolita

    Sarah Weinman talked about the young woman who was the inspiration for Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita.

  • emAtticus Finchem
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    Atticus Finch

    Emory University history professor Joseph Crespino explored the life of Harper Lee’s father, Amasa Coleman Lee, and how he inspired the fictional character Atticus Finch.

  • In Depth with Brad Thor
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    In Depth with Brad Thor

    Our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth continues with bestselling novelist Brad Thor. Mr. Thor is the author of many thrillers, including The Lions of Lucern, Blowback, and his latest, Spy Master,…

  • Author Jesmyn Ward
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    Author Jesmyn Ward

    Jesmyn Ward is the first woman to win two National Book Awards for Fiction. She talked about why race is a prominent topic in her writing and why she decided to address these issues through…

  • Tennessee Williams in New Orleans
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    Tennessee Williams in New Orleans

    Author and playwright Tennessee Williams is best known for his plays, The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and A Streetcar Named Desire, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948. Kenneth Holditch,…

  • Faulkner House Books
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    Faulkner House Books

    William Faulkner first visited New Orleans in 1924 and stayed in a four-story house just off of Jackson Square, now the home of the Faulkner House Bookstore. Owner Joseph DeSalvo talked about the…

  • Bill Clinton and James Patterson Discuss emThe President is Missingem
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    The President is Missing

    Former President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson discussed their collaboration in writing a suspense novel that takes place against the backdrop of a national security threat and…

  • QA with Tom Cronin
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    Q&A with Tom Cronin

    Professor Tom Cronin talked about his book, Imagining a Great Republic, a survey of American novels that have helped tell the story of the American political experiment.

  • PEN Literary Gala
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    PEN Literary Gala

    Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, and others spoke at the PEN Literary Gala in New York City.

  • In Depth with Gish Jen
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    In Depth with Gish Jen

    Our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth continued with novelist Gish Jen. Gish Jen’s books include Typical American, Mona in the Promised Land, and World and Town.

  • Speechwriters and Poets Discuss Speaking Styles of Presidents
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    Presidential Speechwriting and Poetry

    Presidential speechwriters and poets examined the speaking styles and speeches of presidents and politician. Speakers included David Litt, a speechwriter for former President Obama; Mary…

  • Washington Journal Erich Bergen  Henry Donahue Discuss Federal Funding of Arts Programs
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    Erich Bergen and Henry Donahue on Federal Funding of Arts Programs

    Actor Erich Bergen and VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s Henry Donahue talked about federal funding of arts programs.

  • In Depth with David Baldacci
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    In Depth with David Baldacci

    Our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth continued with bestselling novelist, David Baldacci. Mr. Baldacci is the author of 40 novels, including Absolute Power, Wish You Well, and most…

  • Author Discussion on Writing Historical Fiction
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    Author Discussion on Writing Historical Fiction

    Authors Christina Baker Kline (A Piece of the World), Therese Anne Fowler (A Well-Behaved Woman), and Martin Seay (The Mirror Thief) talked about writing historical fiction.…

  • Abigail Disney Speaks on Filmmaking at Columbia University
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    Columbia University Women's Conference, Abigail Disney Remarks

    Abigail Disney, a philanthropist, activist, documentary producer, and the great niece of Walt Disney, was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Columbia University women’s conference dubbed “She…

  • Carl Sandburg Home
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    Carl Sandburg Home

    In 1965, author and poet Carl Sandburg moved to a farm in Flat Rock, North Carolina, to get away from his busy life in Chicago. Sarah Perschall, with the National Park Service, talked about Sandburg’s life…

  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial
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    Thomas Wolfe Memorial

    Born in Asheville, author Thomas Wolfe immortalized his childhood in his first novel, Look Homeward Angel. Site Manager Tom Muir gave a tour of the home and recounted some of the memories that shaped Thomas…

  • Literature and the Bible
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    Literature and the Bible

    BookTV visited the Museum of the Bible and explored the Bible’s influence on literature and its impact on issues from government and legal systems to education, human rights, and more.

  • Justice Kennedy Presides Over Mock Trial of emHamletem
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    Hamlet Mock Trial

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy presided over a mock trial of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Defense attorney Abbe Lowell represented the Prince of Denmark in his insanity plea and U.S. Attorney for…

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