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On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Jennifer Egan discusses her process for researching her most recent novel Manhattan Beach and the many inspiring people and places she discovered along the way.

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The Archive Project - Jennifer Egan

OPB | Broadcast: March 13, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Jennifer Egan discusses her process for researching her most recent novel Manhattan Beach and the many inspiring people and places she discovered along the way.

The Archive Project - The Believer

OPB | Broadcast: March 6, 2019

This special episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features three conversations conducted by The Believer magazine at Portland Book Festival 2018.

The Archive Project - Ron Chernow

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 27, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Ron Chernow discusses the life of a biographer, including re-casting familiar historical figures in a new light and a secret bias against those more elusive figures.

The Archive Project - Lit Crawl 2018

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 20, 2019

This special episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features highlights from Lit Crawl Portland 2018.

The Archive Project - Martín Espada

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 13, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet and social justice advocate, Martín Espada, discusses his then most recent collection, "A Mayan Astronomer in Hell’s Kitchen".

The Archive Project - Tayari Jones

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 6, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", author Tayari Jones discusses her newest novel "An American Marriage", an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well her complex journey to literary success.

The Archive Project - Barbara Kingsolver

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2019

This week on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Barbara Kingsolver, author of the bestselling novel "The Poisonwood Bible" and "Animal Dreams", discusses her then most recent novel "Flight Behavior" as well as her career up to that point.

The Archive Project - John Updike

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2019

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features the 1988 appearance by John Updike as reads from various works, including poems and an essay, and discusses his then 35-year career in this rare recording.

The Archive Project - Lauren Groff and Rachel Kushner

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", a discussion between authors Lauren Groff and Rachel Kushner at Portland Book Festival 2018, moderated by John Freeman, editor of Freeman’s anthology. 

The Archive Project - New Poets of Native Nations

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 26, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet and editor Heid E. Erdrich moderates a conversation between native poets Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Laura Da’, and Layli Long Soldier, all of whom are featured in the new anthology "Poets of Native Nations".

The Archive Project - Abbi Jacobson

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 19, 2018

On tonight's episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", a conversation with Abbi Jacobson, co-creator and star of the hit series "Broad City" and author of "I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff", a hilarious and poignant collection about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew.

The Archive Project - Tara Westover

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", author and scholar Tara Westover discusses her New York Times bestselling memoir, "Educated".

The Archive Project - Edward Lee

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Sam Sifton, food editor of the New York Times, interviews chef On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Sam Sifton, food editor of the New York Times, interviews chef Edward Lee about his new book, "Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine".

The Archive Project - Tom Hanks

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 28, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Parul Sehgal, book critic at the New York Times, interviews Tom Hanks about his bestselling short story collection "Uncommon Type: Some Stories."

The Archive Project - DeRay Mckesson

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 21, 2018

Internationally recognized civil rights leader DeRay Mckesson joins Literary Arts in Portland to celebrate his forthcoming book, "On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope" (publication date September 4).

The Archive Project - Jill Lepore

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 14, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," New York Times bestselling author Jill Lepore discusses the central ideas in her latest book, "These Truths: A History of the United States."

The Archive Project - Cindy Williams Gutiérrez's "Words That Burn"

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 8, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," a staged reading of Oregon Book Award winner Cindy Williams Gutiérrez's original play, "Words That Burn."

The Archive Project - George Packer

OPB | Broadcast: July 25, 2018

New Yorker staff writer George Packer gives a talk on the subject of “American Identity in the Age of Trump” as part of the University of Oregon Humanities Center’s 2017–18 Kritikos Lecture Series.

The Archive Project - Ursula K Le Guin Tribute

OPB | Broadcast: June 20, 2018

In collaboration with the Le Guin family, Literary Arts invited the public to join in honoring the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Archive Project - Claudia Rankine

OPB | Broadcast: June 13, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," award-winning poet, playwright, and editor Claudia Rankine discusses the nature of race in America as it relates to our current political climate and America’s racial legacy.


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