Character vs. Author

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From the author of God Is Dead and Everything Matters! comes Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles (Viking), a genre-bending novel featuring a character who is an amalgam of fact and fiction from Ron Currie Jr.’s own life. Interestingly, the author and his doppelgänger portrayed in this trailor is actually Benjamin Katz.

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Kristopher Jansma

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The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, Kristopher Jansma's debut novel, forthcoming in March from Viking, takes readers around the world—to the rocky edge of the Grand Canyon, the posh hotels of Dubai, the crowded markets of Kumasi, and an abandoned Icelandic writer’s colony—with its elusive narrator and his two friends: the talented but unstable Julian McGann and the beautiful actress, Evelyn Demont.

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Maxine Hong Kingston and Leslie Marmon Silko

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Last week Maxine Hong Kingston, whose memoir, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life, was published in January by Knopf, and Leslie Marmon Silko, author of the memoir The Turquoise Ledge (Viking, 2010), read together at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

George Hodgman

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"I always, always wanted to write a book and I had been carrying around little slivers, and this emotional moment allowed me to access everything." George Hodgman speaks with PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff about his memoir, Bettyville (Viking, 2015), which explores his experiences caring for his aging mother.

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