Books

Pat Barker: "Border Crossing" (Farrar Strauss & Giroux)

April 19, 2001

Novelist Pat Barker is best known for her Regeneration trilogy, one volume of which won Britain's prestigious Booker Prize. She joins Diane to discuss her latest novel.

Readers' Review: Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms"

March 16, 2001

The March Readers' Review panel joins Diane at the Newseum in Arlington, Virginia to discuss Ernest Hemingway's novel A Farewell to Arms, a novel inspired by the author's experiences during World War I.

A.S. Byatt: "The Biographer's Tale" (Knopf)

February 21, 2001

Novelist A.S. Byatt's latest work returns to the academic themes of her Booker Prize-winning "Possession." It's the story of a graduate student faced with the puzzling challenge of writing a biography of a famous biographer.

Readers' Review: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Love in the Time of Cholera"

February 16, 2001

The February Readers' Review panel discusses Love in the Time of Cholera by Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This tale of unrequited but lasting love tells the story of a man who spends 50 years, 9 months, and 4 days in love with...

Gail Godwin: "Heart" (William Morrow)

February 9, 2001

In a pre-Valentine's Day program, novelist Gail Godwin introduces her first nonfiction book. In it she traces the way the human heart has been portrayed in art, literature, and folklore, since the first drawings of a rounded red shape were...

Michael Dirda: "Readings" (Indiana University Press)

December 18, 2000

Michael Dirda of Washington Post Book World discusses his life as a reader and collector of books. He'll talk about old favorites, new favorites, and the love of literature.

Readers' Review: Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights"

August 18, 2000

The August Reader's Review panel discusses Emily Bronte's classic novel of romance and spite: "Wuthering Heights," set on the moors of nineteenth-century Yorkshire. They'll talk about why the tumultuous relationship between Cathy...

Robert Gottlieb

February 16, 2000

Diane talks with editor Robert Gottlieb about highlights of his career, which include serving as head editor at Knopf and as editor of The New Yorker, the magazine that is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

Readers' Review: C.S. Lewis's "The Screwtape Letters"

January 21, 2000

The January Reader's Review panel discusses this contemplation on good and evil from the author of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" and other books in the beloved children's series about Narnia. This novel takes the form of...

Maya Angelou: "Mom & Me & Mom"

Maya Angelou: "Mom & Me & Mom"

January 1, 1990

Poet, author and playwright Maya Angelou has published six autobiographies. The latest is her most personal: the complicated but rewarding relationship she had with her mother.

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