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Tania James was raised in Louisville, Kentucky and lives with her husband and son in Washington DC.
Knopf published her debut novel, Atlas of Unknowns, in 2009. It was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, an Indie Next Notable, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a Best Book of 2009 for The San Francisco Chronicle and NPR. Her story collection, Aerogrammes, also published by Knopf, was a Best Book of 2012 for Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal and The San Francisco Chronicle. Her stories have appeared in Boston Review, Granta, Kenyon Review, One Story and A Public Space. Two stories from Aerogrammes were finalists for Best American Short Stories 2008 and 2013.
Tania is the recipient of fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. From 2011-2012, she was a Fulbright fellow to India, living in New Delhi.
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Dani Shapiro is the bestselling author of the memoirs Devotion and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and has been broadcast on “This American Life”. Dani was Oprah Winfrey’s guest on”Super Soul Sunday,” and was chosen by Arianna Huffington to speak at the New York City “Thrive” conference. She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia, NYU, The New School and Wesleyan University; she is co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. A contributing editor at Travel + Leisure, Dani lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Her latest book is, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life. Visit Dani’s website at http://danishapiro.com
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Join Melissa Studdard and Donna Baier-Stein for a conversation with Richard Bausch--the masterful and award-winning author of eleven novels, eight short story collections, and one volume of poetry and prose.
Bausch's stories have appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, Gentleman's Quarterly, Esquire and many other magazines and have been anthologized in The Granta Book of the American Short Story and Something Is Out There: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries). In 2012, he won the prestigious $30,000 Rea Award for The Short Story.
Richard Bausch's story collection “Something Is Out There" was a 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and an earlier novel, The Last Good Time, was made into a movie directed by Bob Balaban. His eighth novel, Peace, won the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction from the American Library Association. He has also written a book of poetry and prose called These Extremes.
Bausch is the recipient of numerous grants, and fellowships including a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Hillsdale Prize of The Fellowship of Southern Writers, The Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Award in Literature. In 1997, Richard Bausch was elected to the Fellowship of Southern Writers and ten years later he became chancellor of the Fellowship.
Since 2002, Richard Bausch has been the editor of The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. He currently teaches at Chapman University in Orange, California.
To find out more about, Richard Bausch: http://richardbausch.com/ And to purchase his books, visit: http://tinyurl.com/l25gls5
Kate Sullivan interviews author and creative writing instructor Dani Shapiro on this segment of About the Books.
Her most recent book, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, has been called "instructive and inspiring" by Vanity Fair.
Shapiro's stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Ploughshares, Electric Literature, n+1, Elle, Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, and have been broadcast on NPR's "This American Life." She teaches creative writing nationally and internationally at universities and in Italy. She lives in Connecticut with her family.
Recent guests on the WordSmitten About the Books broadcast include Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Paul Harding (Tinkers), Jane Smiley (A Thousand Acres), Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), and Edward P. Jones (The Known World).
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Stanley G Buford is not only a gifted writer, but he is the author of 12 Books: Written to help motivate and empower young children. He is a devoted father and a faithful servant of the Lord, at Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church where he serves as a Teacher in the Children's' Church & as the Leader of the Men's Ministry. Stanley has appeared nationally on a televised show, "Heartbeat of America; the recipient of the National Leadership Award in Business; "Keeping America Strong." Amazon.com listed him for the “bestselling parent book titled", "Not All Teachers Are Parents, But All Parents Are Teachers!” endorsed by President Obama "as an interesting book" See 11 books listed below by Stanley below: * I'm Waiting For A Miracle (March 2013) *Nine Pounds of Gold February 2013 * Charlie Rose with David Vise; Nabil Shaath; Abby Mann & Kate Buford (February 20, 2001) (Aug 15, 2006) Feb 11, 2013 * Encounter With An Angel: He Always Paved My Way Feb 11, 2013 * Thanks Dad! Mar 20, 2012 * Selena You're Beautiful! Jan 29, 2013 * What Makes A Man? Apr 2, 2012 * Bick & Stink Meet King Solomon (Tales Of Bible Characters: 21st Century) Apr 8, 2012 * Grace & Grant Find The Open Door Aug 3, 2012 * Nine Pounds of Gold (Adventures of Bick & Stink) Aug 19, 2012 * Growing Up Poor In A Frank lloyd Wright Home Apr 28, 2013 * Granta 12: The True Adventured of the Rolling Stones May 1984 You can contact Him at other Stanley G Buford via his E-Mail: Terkatinc1@aol.com
Please join us on 10/22/12 at 7 PM EST for a talk with Dani Shapiro, bestselling memoirist and novelist. We'll be discussing Shapiro's exploration self and faith through the memoir Devotion, as well as other works.
In addition to Devotion, Shapiro is the author of the memoir Slow Motion, and five novels, including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, and The Los Angeles Times, and has been widely anthologized. She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia, NYU, The New School and Wesleyan University, and she is co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. As well, she is a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure.
Of Shapiro's Devotion, Jennifer Egan states, “I was on the verge of tears more than once in the course of Dani Shapiro’s impeccably structured spiritual odyssey. But Devotion’s biggest triumph is its voice: funny and unpretentious, concrete and earthy–appealing to skeptics and believers alike. This is a gripping, beautiful story.”
Tiferet Journal has recently published a compilation of twelve of our best transcribed interviews. To purchase The Tiferet Talk Interviews book, please click here.
SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, presents a discussion on writing about Pakistan with some of the folks involved in the special Pakistan issue of Granta, the legendary British magazine. Speakers include JOHN FREEMAN, editor of Granta; and writers NADEEM ASLAM and Declan Walsh (co-hosts: Hani Yousuf and Sree Sreenivasan). About the issue: "Pakistan is a nation in crisis. It is also a nation at the forefront of a literary renaissance. Granta 112: Pakistan seizes this moment to present politically subversive and nostalgic perspectives and hard-hitting reportage on one of the most discussed nations today. Granta 112 brings to life Pakistan's landscape and culture in fiction, reportage, memoir, travelogue, poetry and, in a special collaboration with the arts organisation Green Cardamom, contemporary art. Like the magazine's issues on India and Australia, Granta 112 is a critical watershed. It is also a celebration of the corona of talent writing in
Sindhi, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto and in English from within Pakistan which has burst onto the English-language publishing world. More on Granta at Granta.com
Philip Carr-Gomm lives in Sussex, England, with his wife Stephanie and their children. From an early age Philip studied with Ross Nichols, the founder of The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. He has a degree in psychology from University College London, and trained in psychotherapy for adults at The Institute of Psychosynthesis, and in play therapy for children with Dr Rachel Pinney. He also trained in Montessori education with the London Montessori Centre, and founded the Lewes Montessori School. In 1988 he was asked to lead The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, and he combines his role in the Order with writing, and giving talks and workshops.
His books are published by HarperCollins, Random House, Simon & Schuster, St.Martin’s Press, Quercus, John Murray, Granta and Reaktion, and have been translated into many foreign language editions.
On this show we will talk about Ritual Nudity, the Way of Druidry and all the fantastic journeys Philip took to get here...a unique show with a unique guest!
Today's guest on the Morning Media Menu is Daniel Alarcon, author of the critically acclaimed novel, "Lost City Radio." He will discuss his essay about book piracy in the upcoming issue of Granta.
He will discuss his the booming book piracy trade in Peru, examining an alarming global problem for both readers and writers.
Join Alicia Adams & Justine Middleton as they talk to Aimee Bender
Aimee Bender is the author of four books: The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (1998) which was a NY Times Notable Book, An Invisible Sign of My Own (2000) which was an L.A. Times pick of the year, Willful Creatures (2005) which was nominated by The Believer as one of the best books of the year, and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (2010).
Her short fiction has been published in Granta, GQ, Harper's, Tin House, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, and many more places, as well as heard on PRI's This American Life and Selected Shorts. She's received two Pushcart prizes, and was nominated for the TipTree award in 2005, and the Shirley Jackson short story award in 2010. Her fiction has been translated into ten languages.
She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches creative writing at USC.
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