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    • Gary Clark: 02-06-1980 

      Clark, Gary; Marchant, Peter L.; Fitz Gerald, Gregory (1980-02-06)
      Novelist and essayist Gary Clark reads from his novel The Clearing. He discusses how Icelandic and Norse sagas influence his stories and the importance of setting his stories in Norway instead of his hometown of Buffalo, ...
    • Gene Roddenberry: 09-18-1981 

      Roddenberry, Gene; Burelbach, Frederick; Marchant, Piers (1981-09-18)
      Gene Roddenberry was a producer and screenwriter, best known for creating the original television series Star Trek. Roddenberry was also a member of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Explorer’s Club of New York ...
    • Gene Wolfe: 06-29-1982 

      Wolfe, Gene; Kress, Nancy; Rich, Calvin (1982-06-29)
      Science fiction and fantasy author Gene Wolfe discusses The Book of the New Sun, his reasons for focusing on science fiction and fantasy, and the likelihood of our society's realizing the potential of such stories.
    • Gerald Lyn Early: 02-15-1995 

      Early, Gerald Lyn; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (1995-02-15)
      Gerald Early received his PhD in English literature from Cornell University. He is best known for his works critiquing American culture. He begins the interview by reading a passage from his nonfiction book Daughters. He ...
    • Grace Paley: 02-18-1982 

      Paley, Grace; Marchant, Peter L.; Robertson, Mary Elsie (1982-02-18)
      In an interview recorded February 18, 1982, Grace Paley reads her short story "Wants" and discusses her beginnings as a writer, her switch from poetry to the short story, writing while raising children, her political ...
    • Hortense Calisher: 03-07-1979 

      Calisher, Hortense; Marchant, Peter L.; Fitz Gerald, Gregory (1979-03-07)
      In an interview conducted on March 8th, 1979, Hortense Calisher recounts the beginning of her career as an author with the short story series In the Absence of Angels. Calisher discusses the autobiographical influence on ...
    • Isaac Asimov: 10-20-1976 

      Asimov, Isaac; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Duberman, Joshua; Wolf, Jack C. (1976-10-20)
      The science fiction writer Dr. Isaac Asimov begins the interview by reading “Insert Knob A in Hole B” from his anthology Nightfall and Other Stories. He continues the interview by discussing sociological aspects of science ...
    • Isaac Bashevis Singer: 10-12-1972 

      Singer, Isaac Bashevis; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Marchant, Peter (1972-10-12)
      In an interview recorded on October 12, 1972, Isaac Bashevis Singer discusses talent, passion, and creativity. He refers to his lecture “Old Truths and New Clichés" and discusses art as a means for people to escape their ...
    • Ishmael Reed: 05-01-1974 

      Reed, Ishmael; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Venick, Kenneth Robert (1974-05-01)
      In an interview recorded on May 1, 1974, Ishmael Reed discusses neo-hoodooism and reads from his novel Mumbo-Jumbo. He describes growing up in Chattanooga and Buffalo and why he left New York City. He reads his poems "The ...
    • Joan D. Vinge: 04-08-1981 

      Vinge, Joan D.; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Rich, Calvin; Kress, Nancy (1981-04-08)
      In an interview conducted the week before the first space shuttle launch, science fiction writer Joan Vinge reads from her novel The Snow Queen and discusses mythology, her background in anthropology, feminism, and her ...
    • Joanna Scott: 12-02-2003 

      Scott, Joanna (2003-12-02)
      The novelist Joanna Scott talks with Ralph Black and Anne Panning about the craft of writing. They discuss elements such as character, setting and language, what it means to be an experimental writer, and other writers who ...
    • John Ashbery: 11-27-1972 

      Ashbery, John; Poulin, Alfred A. (1972-11-27)
      The poet, editor and art critic John Ashbery begins the interview by reading his poem “Leaving the Atocha Station.” He briefly discusses this poem, and then talks about when he first began writing poetry and influences on ...
    • John Barth: 12-09-1976 

      Barth, John; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel; Parshall, Rodney (1976-12-09)
      Barth talks about three things: the teaching of creative writing, the hero quest theme in his novels, and the forms of fiction writing. He likes creative writing programs, but recognizes that not every writer is suited to ...
    • John Hollander: 02-13-1969 

      Hollander, John (1969-02-13)
      The poet John Hollander discusses his work in an interview recorded February 13, 1969.
    • Jonis Agee: 03-26-1996 

      Agee, Jonis; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (1996-03-26)
      Jonis Agee is a poet, fiction writer, and professor of English. She earned her PhD in English and Creative Writing from Binghamton University and can claim three of her published titles as New York Times Notable Books. She ...
    • Joyce Carol Oates: 10-30-1980 

      Oates, Joyce Carol; Gerber, Philip L.; Robertson, Mary Elsie; Parshall, Rodney (1980-10-30)
      In an interview conducted the week before Ronald Reagan was elected president, Joyce Carol Oates discusses her novels Wonderland, Bellefleur, and Angel of Light; the process of writing a short story or novel; and political ...
    • Julia Elliott: 09-27-2017 

      Elliott, Julia (2017-09-27)
    • June Jordan: 09-24-1981 

      Jordan, June; Marchant, Peter; Livingston, Adriane M.; Robertson, Mary Elsie (1981-09-24)
      June Jordan was a poet and former professor of English at Stony Brook University. She begins the interview by reading her poem,“A Poem about Intelligence for My Brothers and Sisters.” She continues the interview by discussing ...
    • Karen Alkalay-Gut: 09-25-2002 

      Alkalay-Gut, Karen; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (2002-09-25)
      Karen Alkalay-Gut is an award-winning poet and professor at Tel Aviv University in Israel. She starts the interview by reading her poems “Plea for a Moratorium on Poems About Jerusalem” and “Belly Dancing, Tel Aviv, March ...
    • Kevin Clark: 10-09-2002 

      Clark, Kevin; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (2002-10-09)
      Kevin Clark is a poet and professor at California Polytechnic State University whose work has appeared in publications such as The Antioch Review and The Georgia Review. He begins the interview by reading his poem “Parallel ...