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Ursula K. Le Guin Draws Spotlight At National Book Awards

OPB |Nov. 20, 2014 12:50 p.m.

THURSDAY: The legendary Northwest author delivered an impassioned speech last night at the National Book Awards, where she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Charles D'Ambrosio Talks About Writing, Family, And Faith

OPB |Nov. 03, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Charles D'Ambrosio's new collection of essays is called Loitering.

David Wolman On "Epic" Story Of Pipino, Gentleman Thief

OPB |Oct. 30, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Portland writer David Woman tells us about a new magazine focused on long-form, true stories, and about the piece he co-authored for it — about a successful Italian thief.

Peyton Marshall Imagines A Chilling Future In "Goodhouse"

OPB |Sept. 30, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: In her debut novel "Goodhouse," Portland writer Peyton Marshall imagines a world where boys with certain genetic markers for violent tendencies are sent to prison-like boarding schools to learn "right-thinking."

George Saunders Reflects On Writing And Kindness

OPB |May 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: George Saunders has become one of the most popular writers in America for his short works of fiction and non-fiction.

Young Adult Fiction Attracting More Readers

June 28, 2013 12:45 p.m.

Young adult fiction has grown up over the past decades, bringing in readers of all ages. 

Putting The Left Hand Of Darkness On Stage

May 01, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin's groundbreaking 1969 science fiction novel is being staged by Hand2mouth Theatre and Portland Playhouse. 

Amped: A Technological Revolution

July 02, 2012 9:40 a.m.

What if the development of technology led to a stronger human race?

Blueprints of the Afterlife

Jan. 24, 2012 9:30 a.m.

Sentient icebergs, a biological internet, and a full-scale replica of Manhattan in Puget Sound all play a role in Ryan Boudinot's rollicking, post-apocalyptic novel Blueprints of the Afterlife.

Northwest Passages: William Gibson

Sept. 14, 2010 9 a.m.

Legendary sci-fi writer William Gibson's latest book is Zero History. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

Northwest Passages: Ursula K. Le Guin

April 29, 2010 9 a.m.

Iconic Oregon writer Ursula K. Le Guin reflects on her decades of work and her fight with Google.

Judge a Book by Its Pixels

May 15, 2009 9 a.m.

What's the future of books as the written word becomes increasingly digitized?

The Rise of the Graphic Novel

Nov. 06, 2008 midnight

...and how to read them.

Reading David Guterson

June 09, 2008 midnight

What questions do you have for the author of "Snow Falling on Cedars" and "The Other"?

Memoir Nation

March 07, 2008 midnight

When faked memoirs have burned us over and over, why do we keep coming back for more?

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