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).
Mary Gordon, Stuart Dybek, and Russell Banks take a short cut.
Mary Gordon, Stuart Dybek, and Russell Banks read their stuff and take a few questions from the audience.
Leticia Moreinos Schwartz breaks down language barriers to write authentic Brazilian cookbooks.
Acclaimed Brazilian cookbook author and teacher Leticia Moreinos Schwartz brings her passion for native hometown Brazilian cooking to the Miami Book Fair International 2013.
Eliot Schrefer weaves monkeys and apes into tales of survival and discovery for kids.
Author of both Adult and Young Adult fiction, and a two-time finalist for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature Eliot Schrefer gets up close and personal with bonobos, chimps, and orangutans to illuminate human behavior for Young Adults.
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