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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Walking Through Words | Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff, author of FATES AND FURIES, talks about writing from two different character’s points of view. Lauren Groff recommends: SO LONG, SEE YOU TOMORROW by William Maxwell HOUSEKEEPING by Marilynne Robinson LIGHT YEARS by James …

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