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The Archive Project - Elmore Leonard

OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Elmore Leonard shares humorous and telling letters from his readers and discusses the differences between readers, writers, and characters.

The Archive Project - Colum McCann

OPB | Broadcast: March 29, 2017

On this episode of the Archive Project, Irish author Colum McCann reflects on the importance of stories and storytelling, and how sharing and listening to stories combats cynicism.

The Archive Project - Barbara Kopple

OPB | Broadcast: March 15, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple takes us behind the scenes of her own life and how she became hooked on narrative and documentary filmmaking.

The Archive Project - Colson Whitehead

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2016

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Colson Whitehead discusses his life growing up in New York City and figuring out his place as a writer. 

The Archive Project - March 9, 2016

OPB | Broadcast: March 9, 2016

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, novelist Jonathan Lethem tackles both sides of the debate on the generative function of art, calling out writers in particular.

The Archive Project - December 16, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 16, 2015

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Iranian writer and activist Azar Nafisi examines literature as identity, radical stereotypes, and a blind obedience to leadership.