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    When Everything Changed

    Gail Collins talked about her book, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. She spoke at the 35th annual Key West Literary Seminar. This…

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    Stephen Carter Remarks at Key West Literary Seminar

    Professor Stephen Carter spoke at the 35th annual Key West Literary Seminar.

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    Joe Klein on Politics and Literature

    Joe Klein spoke about politics and literature at the 35th annual Key West Literary Seminar. This program contains language that some viewers may find offensive.

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    Authors on Writing History

    Biographer Robert Caro and historian Brenda Wineapple talked about writing history. They spoke at the 35th annual Key West Literary Seminar.

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    Hemingway's Boat

    From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, Paul Hendrickson talked about his book, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost.

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    Biography and Fiction

    From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, biographer Robert Richardson delivered a talk entitled, “In Search of Lost Time: Biography and Fiction.”

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    Biographies and the Limits of Objectivity

    From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, authors Jay Parini, Brenda Wineapple, Edmund White and Phyllis Rose talked about biographies and the limits of…

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    Panel Discussion on Facts and Fiction

    From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, panelists talked about the use and effect of facts when writing fiction. Panelists included authors Pico Iyer, Colm…

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    The Novelistic Essay and the Essayistic Novel

    From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, essayist and novelist Geoff Dyer delivered a talk entitled, “The Novelistic Essay & the Essayistic Novel.”

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    Gore Vidal on Writing

    Gore Vidal discussed his writing life with Jay Parini. Among the topics they discussed were his book on Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Americans' unfamiliarity with their past. Mr.…

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    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

    David Levering Lewis moderated a conversation between Michael Meeropol, the eldest son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and his daughter, Ivy Meeropol, the director and producer of Heir to an…

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    Land of Marvels

    Barru Unsworth read from his new novel, Land of Marvels (Nan A. Talese; January 6, 2009). The book is set in 1914 and focuses on the attempts by Western nations to control parts of Mesopotamia.…

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    Historical Methods and Practice Panel

    Eric Foner moderated a panel discussion, "How Can We Know (and Tell) What Happened in the Past?, with authors Jill Lepore, David Levering Lewis, Megan Marshall, and Patricia O’Toole. The discussion…

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    Boundaries of History Panel

    Peter Ho Davies, Megan Marshall, Sena Jeter Naslund, Patricia O’Toole, and Barry Unsworth participated in a panel discussion entitled “The Boundaries of History, Historical Fiction and the Limits of Invention” on…

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    Historical Fiction Panel

    Authrs Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore took part in a discussion on history and fiction entitled, “Taking Liberties - Fiction and the Archives” and read from their co-authored novel,…

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    To Catch the Lightning

    Alan Cheuse talked about To Catch the Lightning (Sourcebooks Landmark; October 1, 2008). His novel is based on the life of photographer Edward Curtis, who photographed Native American tribes in the early…

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    Eric Foner Remarks on History and Fiction

    Author and historian Eric Foner presented his thoughts on history and fiction in a talk entitled, “Rethinking and Re-imaging the Past in a Changing World.” Eric Foner is a history professor…

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    Still Life in Harlem

    Eddy Harris talked about writing memoirs and about what it means to be black in America. He read excerpts from his most recent book, Still Life in Harlem, published by Holt. He also talked…

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    Latino/Hispanic Voices in American Literature

    At the Key West Literary Seminar on a panel about the Latino voice in American Literature the panelists discussed the many ways in which the Latino story is told in books. They talked about…

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    Author Reminiscences

    Ms. Tan, author of The Bonesetter’s Daughter, reflected on her mother’s influence on her career as a writer. She read from her writings. The theme of the 2004 Key West Literary Seminar was,…

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