Authors

Rosamund Lupton: "Sister"

Rosamund Lupton: "Sister"

June 6, 2011

Author Rosamund Lupton's debut novel tells the story of a young woman's murder and her sister's passion to uncover her killer.

David McCullough: "The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris"

June 2, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, David McCullough, tells the story of three generations of young American artists, writers, physicians, politicians, and architects who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century. He talks to Diane about the ways they were transformed by the City of Light, and how they changed the U. S. as a result of their time abroad.

David Ignatius: "Bloodmoney"

June 1, 2011

Set in Pakistan, "Bloodmoney" is the eighth novel in a series of CIA thrillers by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Washington Post writer David Ignatius.

William Cohan: "Money and Power"

May 24, 2011

A former Wall Street insider on the history and culture of Goldman Sachs. How the firm came to dominate global markets, influence the federal government and play a controversial role in the mortgage meltdown.

Edna O'Brien: "Saints and Sinners"

Edna O'Brien: "Saints and Sinners"

May 23, 2011

Edna O'Brien writes stories of the sad and the stranded, the hopeful and the lovelorn. The author talks with Diane about her decades-long writing career and why she keeps Ireland at the heart of her work.

Jonathan Kay: "Among the Truthers"

May 12, 2011

Conspiracy theories always existed to explain pivotal events: President Kennedy’s assassination, the moon landing, the spread of AIDS. Diane and her guest talk about America's growing fascination with conspiracies theories.

David Goldman: "A Father's Love"

May 11, 2011

Diane talks with David Goldman about his five-year fight to bring his son, Sean, back from Brazil. David labored alone until the saga caught the attention of the national media and top government officials. He shares details of Sean's abduction, his return home of Christmas Eve 2009, and how father and son are faring today.

Growing Concern Over China's Human Rights Record

May 11, 2011

China steps up arrests of artists, journalists and activists. The U.S. and other nations have condemned the actions. China's human rights record amid its growing global influence.

Suzanne Marrs: "What There Is to Say We Have Said"

Suzanne Marrs: "What There Is to Say We Have Said"

May 10, 2011

Friendship and life as a writer: a correspondence lasting over fifty years between two of America's most admired writers - Eudora Welty and William Maxwell - displays the forgotten art of letter writing.

Geraldine Brooks: "Caleb's Crossing"

Geraldine Brooks: "Caleb's Crossing"

May 9, 2011

In 1665 a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard. This little-known fact inspires Geraldine Brooks’ latest novel: imagining love, loss and the struggle to bridge cultural divides.

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