Archive for the ‘Author Interview’ Category

Ava Gardner

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

She dazzled the world on the silver screen and romanced Howard Hughes and Frank Sinatra. Host Frank Stasio speaks with Lee Server, author of “Ava Gardner: Love is Nothing” (St. Martins Press 2006), about the North Carolina girl who became one of Hollywood’s leading glamour icons of the 1950’s. Listener Call-In. (40:00) (MD)

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Monday, May 1st, 2006

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Natasha Trethewey, who has been teaching at Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this past year where she has been the Lehman Brady Joint Chair Professor of Documentary and American Studies. Natasha is a native of Gulfport, Mississippi and the author of three books of poetry: “Domestic Work” (Graywolf Press/2000); “Bellocq’s Ophelia” (Graywolf Press/2002); and “Native Guard” (Houghton Mifflin/2006). Listener Call-In. (40:00)

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Plum Wine

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Raleigh-based writer Angela-Davis Gardner about her new novel, “Plum Wine” (Univ. of Wisconsin Press/2006), finding her voice as a North Carolinian who writes about far away places and growing up in an atypical southern family. (17:30)

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Festival Of The Book

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Later this month, Duke University will host The Festival of the Book. In anticipation of that event, host Frank Stasio speaks with authors Allan Gurganus (”Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All”, “White People”, “Plays Well With Others”, “The Practical Heart”) and one of his former students, Ann Patchett, whose book “Bel Canto” was a finalist for the National Book Award. Both will be participants at the Festival of the Book. Listener Call-In. (20:00)

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American Alphabet

Friday, February 10th, 2006

American Alphabet: When young people in America describe themselves, what do they say? Do they use the words they learn in school? Do they use the language they speak at home or the one they speak on the playground? In her book “American Alphabet” (Scalo Zurich/2005), artist Wendy Ewald brings alive in pictures the language of America’s youth. (15:00)

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