OPB |Jan. 21, 2015 9 p.m.
Episode 11 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Christopher Hitchens. With his signature humor and intellect, Hitchens challenges his audience to consider the themes of his bestseller God is Not Great.
OPB |Jan. 14, 2015 9 p.m.
Episode 11 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features author Frank McCourt. In a humorous lecture filled with personal anecdotes, McCourt discusses his Catholic upbringing and his teaching career.
OPB |Jan. 07, 2015 9 p.m.
Episode 10 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features author Elizabeth Strout. In her lecture “Why I think fiction matters,” Strout explores how reading magnifies our understanding of the human experience.
OPB |Dec. 10, 2014 3:23 p.m.
Episode 9 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features author, A.L. Kennedy. In a self-deprecating talk peppered with excerpts from her favorite authors, Kennedy brings listeners along her journey to becoming a professional writer.
OPB |Dec. 02, 2014 11:25 a.m.
Episode 8 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features a talk by the late Saul Bellow. Bellow examines boyhood, nostalgia, the importance of the arts, and the “privileged communication” of the novel.
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.
OPB |Oct. 28, 2013 12:35 p.m.
MONDAY: Portland-based couple George Mason and Salli Slaughter have been travelling across the country in an RV creating an archive of interviews with influential American writers.
OPB |Oct. 11, 2013 12:25 p.m.
In his new book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell dismantles conventional thinking on topics ranging from education to criminal sentencing to basketball strategy.
OPB |Oct. 08, 2013 12:06 p.m.
Salman Rushdie's memoir Joseph Anton documents his life during the years the Ayatollah of Iran had issued a fatwa calling for Rushdie's death.
OPB |Oct. 05, 2013 midnight
Malcom Gladwell sat down with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller to discuss a range of topics and his new book, David and Goliath.