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An Italian Love Story

An Italian Love Story

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Milena Agus is an up-and-coming Italian writer, who lives in Cagliari, Sardinia, the setting of her award-winning novel, ‘From the Land of the Moon,’ that takes place during the final and post years of World War II.

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Favorite Books of 2010

Favorite Books of 2010

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

WOSU Book Critic Kassie Rose and Classical Music Host Christopher Purdy discuss some of their favorite books of 2010

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How Three Columbus Writers Spent National Novel Writing Month

How Three Columbus Writers Spent National Novel Writing Month

| December 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

It’s the dawning of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), the annual competition that, since it began in 1999, has challenged millions of scribes worldwide to crank out 50,000-word drafts of their novels in just 30 days.

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Book Review: Bound by Antonya Nelson

Book Review: Bound by Antonya Nelson

| December 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Antonya Nelson’s new novel opens dramatically with a fatal one-car accident. This is the stuff of great fictional domestic life in the right hands, and Nelson’s definitely dead on.

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A Poetry Reading with NEA Fellowship Winner Maggie Smith

A Poetry Reading with NEA Fellowship Winner Maggie Smith

| December 3, 2010 | 3 Comments

Smith reads two of her poems here, “Apologue (1)” – which she calls “an experiment” – and “The List of Dangers,” a reflection on her move to suburbia as a young girl.

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Animation of Anne Frank, the Graphic Biography

Animation of Anne Frank, the Graphic Biography

| July 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Extracts from the new graphic biography of Anne Frank, ‘Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography’ (2010) by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón.

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Book Review: More Moore

Book Review: More Moore

| July 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Christopher Moore’s prolifically grim tales are fool of wit, chaos, and subversion, vampires and skeletons.

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Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

| June 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Kassie Rose and Christopher Purdy interview Karl Marlantes, the author of ‘Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War.’

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Remembering Emerson Burkhart

Remembering Emerson Burkhart

| February 18, 2010 | 2 Comments

What may be even more important about Emerson Burkhart to us here in Columbus than how his artwork ranks among that by other artists of his day, is the personal legacy he left this city.

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Thurber House – Part 2

Thurber House – Part 2

| December 29, 2009 | 1 Comment

How the Thurber House, a condemned property, became one of the nation’s most treasured literary centers.

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