Arts & Culture

Barbara Kingsolver: "The Lacuna" (Harper Collins)

November 5, 2009

Bestselling writer Barbara Kingsolver on her latest novel which explores how history and public opinion can shape a life.

Audrey Niffenegger: "Her Fearful Symmetry" (Scribner)

November 2, 2009

The author of "The Time Traveler's Wife" returns with a new novel set near a famed London cemetery. It's a mystery, a ghost story, and a love story rolled into one.

Audrey Niffenegger stayed after the show to answer [a few questions...

Dr. Ralph Stanley: "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Gotham Books) (Rebroadcast)

November 1, 2009

Grammy-award-winning banjo player and singer Ralph Stanley on the history and future of the remarkable music he brought from his home in the mountains of southwest Virginia to the world.

Harriet Reisen: "Louisa May Alcott" (Henry Holt)

October 27, 2009

Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women' has entertained readers for generations. A new biography of Alcott reveals her own life was as interesting and epic as that of her most popular novel’s heroine.

Dr. Ralph Stanley: "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Gotham Books)

October 14, 2009

Grammy-award-winning banjo player and singer Ralph Stanley on the history and future of the remarkable music he brought from his home in the mountains of southwest Virginia to the world.

A.S. Byatt: "The Children's Book" (Knopf)

October 5, 2009

Award-winning author A.S. Byatt discusses her latest novel,a saga of four English families and how fairy tales can bring adults and children together.

Readers Review: "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

September 30, 2009

This month's Readers Review takes up one of the most beloved children's books of all time. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the story of a naughty boy named Max, who magically travels to a land of monsters and mayhem. Diane and her guests...

E.L. Doctorow: "Homer and Langley" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

September 27, 2009

Author E.L. Doctorow presents his latest novel, inspired by the true story of New York City's most famous pack rats -- the Collyer Brothers.

E.L. Doctorow: "Homer and Langley" (Random House)

September 24, 2009

Author E.L. Doctorow presents his latest novel, inspired by the true story of New York City's most famous pack rats -- the Collyer Brothers.

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