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Nina Sankovitch talks about the trove of old letters she found buried in her yard and how they inspired her to write Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Writing Letters, a book about about how writing, receiving, and reading letters connects us all, forthcoming next month from Simon & Schuster.
"The way the world is not / astonished at you / it doesn’t blink a leaf / when we step from the house / leads me to think / that beauty is natural, unremarkable / and not to be spoken of / except in the course of things...." Poet Bill Knott, the author of numerous poetry collections, including Laugh at the End of the World: Collected Comic Poems 1969–1999 (2000), passed away on March 12. His poem "Sonnet" is featured in this brief clip.
"There is a distinct difference between reading a novel and reading a novel by someone you know." The author of acclaimed novels such as Atonement, Amsterdam, Saturday, and On Chesil Beach discusses his latest novel, Sweet Tooth, at last year's Louisiana Literature Festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville, whose pen name as a crime novelist is Benjamin Black, recently appeared on PBS NewsHour to discuss his new Philip Marlowe crime novel, The Black-Eyed Blond, and the difference between writing literary fiction and crime fiction.