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In this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Ann Patchett takes the listener on the journey that culminated in her then most recent work, "This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage."

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The Archive Project - Ann Patchett

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 17, 2018

In this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Ann Patchett takes the listener on the journey that culminated in her then most recent work, "This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage."

The Archive Project - Jeffrey Eugenides and Danzy Senna

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 10, 2018

In this episode, Jeffery Eugenides and Danzy Senna discuss their newest works at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival 2017. The discussion, entitled "Desperate People," explores questions of content and character, and what happens when both are pushed to the brink.

The Archive Project - Lemony Snicket

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 3, 2018

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features author Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, in conversation with the "New Yorker’s" Gilbert Cruz.

The Archive Project - Liars' League 2017

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 27, 2017

In this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Liars’ League PDX presents their first flash fiction reading on the theme “Willpower & Shame.”

The Archive Project - Margaret Atwood

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 20, 2017

In this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," the legendary Margaret Atwood reads from two pieces of her short fiction. With all her characteristic wit and humor, Atwood brings her work to life, finding levity in even the most difficult of subjects.

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.”


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