Terry Gross takes readers behind the mike of NPR's popular Fresh Air
Terry Gross and Brian Lamb, whose interviews of authors have been among the most informative and influential in the world of books for decades, hosted author panels at BookExpo America 2004 featuring the authors of many of the year's biggest bestsellers. Before introducing her panel of authors, Terry Gross, host of National Public Radio's Fresh Air, introduced her new book, All I Did Was Ask (Hyperion; September, 2004), revealing the many challenges of interviewing famous writers, actors, musicians and artists. In her conclusion, Gross thanked her long-time book producer, Amy Salit, whom PubBuzz talked to at BookExpo America a year earlier.
Book and Author Headlines
Paul Krugman rips Social Security privatization plan; fears major disasters ahead: Author of The Great Unraveling pulls no punches in his appearance at the recent Miami Book Fair International 2004.
Gish Jen unveils The Love Wife at BookExpo America: Gish Jen explores mixed-race families and Asian adoptions in new book, The Love Wife
Bob Edwards investigates Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism: Bob Edwards investigates Edward R. Murrow's journalism career; former NPR news anchor sees Murrow as martyr and says corporate interests turning news into entertainment
Alexandra Fuller scribbles the cat; tells of journey to confront painful past: Bestselling author describes personal journey through Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique with tormented African soldier
Hundreds of authors meet thousands of readers at Miami Book Fair International: Thousands of readers and hundreds of authors gather for the largest and most prestigious book fair in the U.S.--the 21st Annual Miami Book Fair International
Tom Wolfe takes off white suit; steps into shoes of 18-year old Charlotte Simmons: Tom Wolfe, also known as the man in white, introduces his first novel in five years at BookExpo America.
Alexander McCall Smith quits Detective Club in Botswana for Philosophy Club in Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith leaves beloved heroine Precious Ramotswe in Botswana for new love in Scotland, Isabelle Dalhousie
New York Is Book Country festival celebrates 26th year: Sheri Holman, Chris Bohjalian, Gail Collins, Art Spiegelman celebrate New York Is Book Country; Deputy Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, joins the crowd
David Sedaris tells tale of Sir Lancelot; reveals his true love--book tours: Bestselling author and NPR commentator introduces his latest book of essays, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
James F. Dunnigan, The Perfect Soldier: Special Operations, Commandos and the Future of Warfare.
Military History: Legendary military analyst James F. Dunnigan tells us how and why Perfect Soldiers are the future of warfare. (4-part interview, 20 minutes).
Marlene Streeruwitz juxtaposes language and torture to reveal feminist truths.
Writer, director, and one of Europe's leading feminist activists, Marlene Streeruwitz makes her case for a 'female language' and reviews her writing career, including her new novel, Die Schmerzmecherin (The Hurtress), with Sweden's Yvonne Ihmels, founder of the culture magazine, Cora, at the 2013 Goteborg Book Fair.
John Moeller serves up White House recipes and dishes Presidential memories.
Former sous chef and then White House Chef for three First Families, including President George H.W. Bush, President William Jefferson Clinton, and President George W. Bush, John Moeller shares his White House recipes and memories at the 2013 Miami Book Fair International.
Kirby Larson brings her great-grandmother Hattie and 19th century Montana homesteading to life.
Acclaimed, Newbery Medal Honor Book, bestselling author of Young Adulthistorical fiction and true animal stories, Kirby Larson tells how her grandmother and great-grandmother influenced her career in historical fiction and true nature stories for children.
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