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Edward P. Jones reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'The Known World'
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, Edward P. Jones appeared at the Miami Book Fair International and read from his critically acclaimed masterpiece The Known World (Amistad Press; June, 2004). Jones' first novel, The Known World is about a former slave who becomes a slave owner himself. Reading from his novel, Jones draws an intense portrait of a relationship between Clara and her slave Ralph, examining the moral complexities of slavery as it has never been seen before. Jones appeared on a panel with one of America's greatest living authors, Russell Banks. Stay tuned to PubBuzz for videos of Russell Banks reading from his latest novel, The Darling and a fascinating follow-up question and answer period with the audience, in which Jones and Banks talk about their craft, their characters, and the meaning of their work.

Book and Author Headlines

Monica Wood's new novel set to 'breakout' ; 'Any Bitter Thing' due in bookstores May 1, 2005: Award-winning writer talks about books she loves, says her third novel due out in spring of 2005

Campbell McGrath gozzles, grips and explodes pop culture through poetry: A winner of the prestigious MacArthur Grant, Campbell McGrath reads from his newest book of poetry, Pax Atomica, and several new poems not yet published

Yann Martel reads from 'Helsinki Roccamatios'; discusses art, religion and The Life of Pi: Bestselling author reads from his first published work, 'The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios' and discusses art, religion and The Life of Pi

Marilynne Robinson's Gilead nominated for NBCC Award: Twenty-three years after her first novel, Marilynne Robinson's second novel is hailed by critics as one of the best in 2004.

Brian Lamb pulls plug on Booknotes: C-Span cable network founder and Booknotes host ends long-running author interview show

Terry Gross takes readers behind the mike of NPR's popular Fresh Air: Terry Gross talks about her interviews with famous writers, actors, musicians and artists

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

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