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The Archive Project - George Saunders


This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features author George Saunders as he discusses the genesis and evolution of his first novel and winner of the Man Booker Prize, "Lincoln in the Bardo."

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The Archive Project - George Saunders

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 13, 2017

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features author George Saunders as he discusses the genesis and evolution of his first novel and winner of the Man Booker Prize, "Lincoln in the Bardo."

The Archive Project - Kazuo Ishiguro

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Kazuo Ishiguro discusses his life, his novels, and his approach to creating characters and telling stories with international appeal.  

The Archive Project - Reza Aslan

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 29, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," we hear from Reza Aslan, the famed religious scholar, writer, producer and television commentator on the subject of his newest book, "God: A Human History." 

The Archive Project - Ta-Nehisi Coates

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 22, 2017

Tonight on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," journalist and nonfiction author Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his work with New York Times reporter, Jenna Wortham.

The Archive Project - Francis Ford Coppola with Melena Ryzik

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 15, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," the "New York Times’" Melena Ryzik interviews writer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur Francis Ford Coppola on the subject of his new book "Live Cinema and Its Techniques."

The Archive Project - Colson Whitehead & Yaa Gyasi

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 8, 2017

Colson Whitehead and Yaa Gyasi joined in 2016 at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival to discuss race, fiction, and the legacy of both in American culture.

The Archive Project - Jonathan Lethem, Helen Phillips and Dana Spiotta

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 1, 2017

Authors Jonathan Lethem, Helen Phillips and Dana Spiotta discuss their work as writers who “fudge the line between the imaginary and the real world” at 2016’s Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival.

The Archive Project - Richard Russo, Karen Russell and Kevin Young

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 25, 2017

On "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," novelists Richard Russo and Karen Russell and poet Kevin Young joined us at 2016’s Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival to discuss issues of inequality and how they influence their work.

The Archive Project - Alice Hoffman

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2017

"Literary Arts: The Archive Project," brings you celebrated novelist and screenwriter, Alice Hoffman in conversation with the Director of the Multnomah County Library, Vailey Oehlke at 2016’s Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival.

The Archive Project - P.C. Cast, Renée Ahdieh and Kendare Blake

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 11, 2017

This week on "The Archive Project," Young Adult fantasy novelists P.C. Cast, Renée Ahdieh, and Kendare Blake joined us in 2016 at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival to discuss magic, artistic process, and creating inspiring characters for young women.

The Archive Project - Carrie Brownstein and Jon Raymond

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 4, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Oregon Book Award-winner Jon Raymond interviews writer, musician and actress Carrie Brownstein on the subject of her memoir "Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl."

The Archive Project - David Remnick

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," David Remnick, Editor of "The New Yorker" and host of "The New Yorker Radio Hour" on OPB, shares humorous personal stories from his his career in journalism.

The Archive Project - Siddhartha Mukherjee

OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2017

Tonight, Siddhartha Mukherjee recounts the history of genetic science and discovery, and explores the implications of modern genetic research. 

The Archive Project - Michael Ondaatje

OPB | Broadcast: May 17, 2017

Michael Ondaatje shares multiple sequences from his critically acclaimed fourth novel, "Anil’s Ghost." 

The Archive Project - Liars' League

OPB | Broadcast: May 10, 2017

In this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Liars’ League PDX presents stories on the theme “Natives & Transplants.”

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 - Francine Prose

OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2017

With humor and great insight, bestselling author, Francine Prose, touches on revisions, the sources of ideas, and teaching writing.

The Archive Project - Salman Rushdie

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Salman Rushdie shares humorous stories and deeper insights into his life and career after the publication of "The Satanic Verses." 

The Archive Project - Elizabeth Gilbert and Ann Patchett

OPB | Broadcast: April 12, 2017

Old friends, Elizabeth Gilbert and Ann Patchett, share an intimate conversation about their careers, craft, personal challenges and achievements.

The Archive Project - Verselandia

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," students who participated in the 2016 Verselandia! Poetry Slam Competition share their original pieces in front of a live audience.


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