This series features distinguished authors, each recognized in an area of prominence and each uniquely paired with an interviewer.
Great Conversations: John Irving and Sam Tanenhaus (#701) Duration: 59:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Author John Irving discusses his body of work, from the National Book Award-winning novel The World According to Garp to his 14th and latest novel, Avenue of Mysteries, which explores themes of religion, philosophy, love, and imagination. Sam Tanenhaus, former editor in chief of the Sunday Book Review and Week in Review at The New York Times, interviews Irving. The program was recorded in November 2015 at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.
Great Conversations: E. J. Dionne and James Fallows (#702) Duration: 59:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Journalist and political commentator E.J. Dionne, a long-time op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, talks about his book Why The Right Went Wrong: Conservatism - from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond. He is interviewed by James Fallows, a National correspondent for The Atlantic. The program was recorded in February 2016 at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.
Great Conversations: Diane Rehm and Ann Patchett (#703) Duration: 59:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Public radio talk show host Diane Rehm talks about her life and career, from growing up in Washington, D.C. as the sheltered daughter of Arab immigrants to her new memoir, On My Own, which recounts how her husband's death influenced her own ideas on mortality and the right to die. Rehm is interviewed by award-winning writer Ann Patchett, author of the novels Bel Canto and State of Wonder, along with many other essays and works of fiction. The program was recorded in March 2016 at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.