Late Night Library

Archives about storytelling

Lisa Birnbaum – Worthy

Our lives are single-perspective. How then have we ever understood anything outside our immediate realm? Stories are one way. In Lisa Birnbaum’s Worthy (Dzanc Books), we see the power of stories, how they can help us understand those around us, and perhaps even more importantly, to perceive different and new versions of ourselves. Narrated in

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May 9, 2016

“I do love a well-orchestrated prank.” In conversation with Arthur Bradford

ARTHUR BRADFORD is one of the most enigmatic figures on the American literary landscape today. Living in Portland, working at a juvenile detention center, he relentlessly seeks pick-up basketball games against younger and more skilled athletes. He wears a “compression sock” on one leg, to combat a circulation problem, so many of these competitors believe

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March 2, 2015

Chris Abani

Welcome to Late Night Conversation. Tonight, Doug talks to Chris Abani, author of The Secret History of Las Vegas. Doug and Chris discuss the role of place in fiction, the mythos inherent to cities, symbiotic relationships between genres, and why you will never see Chris in line for Space Mountain. The entire notion of being

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March 25, 2014

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