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May 22 2008

Hang Out with your Favorite Writers Online!

by Jimmy L


Imagine this.  Three or four writers sit down in a room and talk about everything from their own books to politics and culture.  Now there is a show available exclusively on the web that does just that.  It’s called Titlepage, and it’s hosted by Daniel Menaker, the former fiction editor at The New Yorker who left his post as executive editor in chief of the Random House Publishing Group in June to host the show.

“We’re hoping to let people listen in on the kind of conversation they might like to have themselves if there were a group of three or four people in a room,” said Mr. Menaker.

The most recent episode features a conversation with Simon Winchester, Aleksandar Hemon, Rabih Alameddine and Nam Le—all born outside the U.S.—talking about the riveting, global stories in their latest books, the strengths and beauty of the English language, and whether any writer can (or even should) try to represent an entire culture.

Previous discussions include writers as far ranging as Richard Price, Susan Choi, Edward Hirsch, David Hajdu, Sloan Crosley, and Elizabeth Strout (just to name a few).

Oh yeah, and don’t forget to check out the monthly Georgia Center for the Book Author Talk events at your local DeKalb County Public Library branches!

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