Old Soul | Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay

Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, Nashville’s 2015 and first Youth Poet Laureate, talks to host Mary Laura Philpott about poetry and being the voice of youth in her city. Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay recommends: THIS SIDE OF PARADISE by F. …

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The Equestrian | Jane Smiley

A Word on Words host Mary Laura Philpott talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley about the unconventional structure of THE LAST HUNDRED YEARS trilogy and the appeal of farms as a setting. Jane Smiley …

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All the Ways | Maile Meloy

Author Maile Meloy talks to Mary Laura Philpott how BOTH WAYS IS THE ONLY WAY I WANT IT is not only the title of her book of short stories, but an appropriate way to describe her …

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Not About Surfing | William Finnegan

William Finnegan, author of BARBARIAN DAYS, talks about his memoir as a surfer. William Finnegan recommends: THE NEAPOLITAN NOVELS by Elena Ferrante HOMAGE TO CATALONIA by George Orwell BURNING THE DAYS by James Salter William …

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