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  • Discussion on the Worldwide Impact of Art
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    Discussion on the Worldwide Impact of Art

    From the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival, Ian Buruma moderated a discussion with authors Mary Schmidt Campbell, Julian Lucas, and Philip Lopate on the global impact of art on social and…

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  • Lawrence Jackson Discusses Life of Chester B Himes
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    Chester B. Himes

    Lawrence Jackson recalled the life of author Chester B. Himes. He spoke at the 18th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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  • In Depth with Jacqueline Woodson
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    In Depth with Jacqueline Woodson

    In Depth: 2018 Fiction Edition continued with National Book Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson. Her books include Brown Girl Dreaming, This Is the Rope, and, most recently, Harbor Me.…

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  • 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.…

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  • 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,…

    1,794 views
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    The Real Lolita

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

    3,681 views
  • In Depth with Walter Mosley
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    In Depth with Walter Mosley

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

    2,297 views
  • In Depth with Cory Doctorow
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    In Depth with Cory Doctorow

    In Depth’s 2018 Fiction Edition continued with author Cory Doctorow. Mr. Doctorow’s books include Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Little Brother, and, most recently, Walkaway.…

    1,667 views
  • The WadsworthLongfellow House
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    The Wadsworth-Longfellow House

    Kathleen Neumann shares the story of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s life inside the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and the influence Portland had on the poet. Built in 1785 by his grandfather, the…

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  • 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…

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  • Orchard House and Louisa May Alcott
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    Orchard House and Louisa May Alcott

    Executive Director Jan Turnquist gave a tour of Orchard House, providing a glimpse into the Alcott family’s life in Concord, Massachusetts. Purchased by Amos Bronson Alcott in 1857, Orchard House became the home…

    2,885 views
  • 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.

    1,071 views
  • World War I and American Art
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    World War I and American Art

    Art and film historian David Lubin describes many of the images featured in his book, Grand Illusions: American Art & the First World War.

    389 views
  • F Scott Fitzgerald and the Grove Park Inn
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Grove Park Inn

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, visited the Grove Park Inn during the summers of 1935 and 1936. He came to Asheville to overcome an addiction to gin and find inspiration for his stagnant writing…

    508 views
  • Artists and the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention
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    Artists and the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention

    Scholars talked about the artists' role during the chaotic 1968 presidential nominating convention. The panelists explored the impact of musicians and their messages, and writer Norman Mailer’s…

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  • National Governors Association Liberal Arts Education
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    National Governors Association, Liberal Arts Education

    The relationship between the arts and states' economies was the topic in this portion of the 2018 National Governors Association summer meeting. Among the speakers were the CEO of the…

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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…

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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.

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