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Fiction by Peter Reading – Audio

Fiction, Peter Reading, 1979
Publisher: Secker & Warburg

graphic for Peter Reading, Fiction

Fiction was Peter Reading’s fourth published volume of poems and contains 23 poems. The epigraph sets the central theme:
Verse is not Fiction
Ask any librarian.
“Reality” and fiction are always in question and the work deals with the absence of centers of meaning, even including this last line in the first poem, Fiction, “Even one’s self is wholly fictitious.”

Portions of this podcast are explicit and may contain adult language.

You may learn more about Peter Reading on the Lannan website.

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James Heffernan, Conversation, 16 June 2013 – Video

Recorded at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 16, 2013.

A Lecture in Celebration of Bloomsday Presented by James Heffernan. Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of the Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and many cities around the world. Professor Heffernan will give an in-depth talk on Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce’s celebrated novel Ulysses, to commemorate Bloomsday in Santa Fe.

James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus from Dartmouth College, has written extensively on James Joyce, particularly his Ulysses. For the Teaching Company he has taped 24 lectures on Ulysses and another 24 on great authors from Wordsworth to Camus. His addiction to political news periodically drives him to blog for The Huffington Post where he advocated Stephen Colbert for Pope in January and again in February 2013.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with the audience. The companion Talk may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to audio recording of this event there.

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James Heffernan, Talk, 16 June 2013 – Video

Recorded at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 16, 2013.

A Lecture in Celebration of Bloomsday Presented by James Heffernan. Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of the Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and many cities around the world. Professor Heffernan will give an in-depth talk on Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce’s celebrated novel Ulysses, to commemorate Bloomsday in Santa Fe.

James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus from Dartmouth College, has written extensively on James Joyce, particularly his Ulysses. For the Teaching Company he has taped 24 lectures on Ulysses and another 24 on great authors from Wordsworth to Camus. His addiction to political news periodically drives him to blog for The Huffington Post where he advocated Stephen Colbert for Pope in January and again in February 2013.

In this episode he is introduced by Patrick Lannan and then talked. The continued Conversation may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to audio recording of this event there.

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David Mitchell with Tom Barbash, Conversation, 24 April 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 24, 2013.

David Mitchell’s novels include The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, a historical epic about a Dutch accountant’s adventures in feudal Japan, and Number9Dream, described as “an intoxicating ride through Tokyo’s dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams.” Mitchell’s celebrated Cloud Atlas, which erases the boundaries of genre and language with six interconnected stories that take the reader from the 19th century in the remote South Pacific to a post-apocalyptic distant future, was described as a “Nabokovian delight in word play” by The Washington Times.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Tom Barbash. The companion Reading episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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David Mitchell with Tom Barbash, Reading, 24 April 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 24, 2013.

David Mitchell’s novels include The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, a historical epic about a Dutch accountant’s adventures in feudal Japan, and Number9Dream, described as “an intoxicating ride through Tokyo’s dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams.” Mitchell’s celebrated Cloud Atlas, which erases the boundaries of genre and language with six interconnected stories that take the reader from the 19th century in the remote South Pacific to a post-apocalyptic distant future, was described as a “Nabokovian delight in word play” by The Washington Times.

In this episode he is introduced by Tom Barbash and then reads from his work. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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Russell Banks with Stona Fitch, 27 March 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 27, 2013.

Russell Banks with Stona Fitch

Russell Banks has written more than 10 novels including Continental Drift and Cloudsplitter, as well as the story collection The Angel on the Roof. His The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction were adapted into celebrated feature films. Banks’ latest novel, Lost Memory of Skin, tells the story of “the Kid,” who at 22, after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, is forbidden to live where children might gather. Michael Ondaatje calls Banks, “the uncompromising moral voice of our time.”

Banks has made a life’s work of charting the causes and effects of the terrible things “normal” men can and will do. He writes with an intensely focused empathy and a compassionate sense of humor that help to keep readers, if not his characters, afloat through the misadventures and outright tragedies in his books. For more information on Mr. Banks, click here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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Russell Banks with Stona Fitch, Conversation, 27 March 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 27, 2013.

Russell Banks has written more than 10 novels including Continental Drift and Cloudsplitter, as well as the story collection The Angel on the Roof. His The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction were adapted into celebrated feature films. Banks’ latest novel, Lost Memory of Skin, tells the story of “the Kid,” who at 22, after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, is forbidden to live where children might gather. Michael Ondaatje calls Banks, “the uncompromising moral voice of our time.”

Banks has made a life’s work of charting the causes and effects of the terrible things “normal” men can and will do. He writes with an intensely focused empathy and a compassionate sense of humor that help to keep readers, if not his characters, afloat through the misadventures and outright tragedies in his books. For more information on Mr. Banks, click here.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Stona Fitch. The companion reading may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to audio recordings of this event there.

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Russell Banks with Stona Fitch, Reading, 27 March 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 27, 2013.

Russell Banks has written more than 10 novels including Continental Drift and Cloudsplitter, as well as the story collection The Angel on the Roof. His The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction were adapted into celebrated feature films. Banks’ latest novel, Lost Memory of Skin, tells the story of “the Kid,” who at 22, after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, is forbidden to live where children might gather. Michael Ondaatje calls Banks, “the uncompromising moral voice of our time.”

Banks has made a life’s work of charting the causes and effects of the terrible things “normal” men can and will do. He writes with an intensely focused empathy and a compassionate sense of humor that help to keep readers, if not his characters, afloat through the misadventures and outright tragedies in his books. For more information on Mr. Banks, click here.

In this episode he is introduced by Stona Fitch and then spoke. The companion Conversation may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to audio recordings of this event there.

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Lydia Davis with Ben Marcus, 16 May 2012 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 16 May, 2012.

Lydia Davis with Ben Marcus

Lydia Davis has been called “an American virtuoso of the short story form” (Salon.com) and “one of the quiet giants of American fiction” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). She has published seven collections including Sketches for a Life of Wassily (1981), Almost No Memory (2001), Samuel Johnson is Indignant (2002), Varieties of Disturbance (2007), and The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (2009), as well as a novel, End of the Story. She was born in 1947 and after graduating from Barnard worked as a translator before turning to fiction. Ms. Davis is a celebrated translator of French literature including works by Jean-Paul Sartre, Flaubert, and Maurice Blanchot, as well as biographies of Marie Curie and Alexis de Tocqueville, with her most recent translation being a much-lauded Madam Bovary (2010).

Ms. Davis’ honors include being a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award for Varieties of Disturbances, a Whiting Award, a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, a MacArthur Fellowship, and in 2005 she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translations. She lives in upstate New York.

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You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

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Lydia Davis with Ben Marcus, Conversation, 16 May 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 16, 2012.

Lydia Davis has been called “an American virtuoso of the short story form” (Salon.com) and “one of the quiet giants of American fiction” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). She has published seven collections including Sketches for a Life of Wassily (1981), Almost No Memory (2001), Samuel Johnson is Indignant (2002), Varieties of Disturbance (2007), and The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (2009), as well as a novel, End of the Story. She was born in 1947 and after graduating from Barnard worked as a translator before turning to fiction. Ms. Davis is a celebrated translator of French literature including works by Jean-Paul Sartre, Flaubert, and Maurice Blanchot, as well as biographies of Marie Curie and Alexis de Tocqueville, with her most recent translation being a much-lauded Madam Bovary (2010).

Ms. Davis’ honors include being a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award for Varieties of Disturbances, a Whiting Award, a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, a MacArthur Fellowship, and in 2005 she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translations. She lives in upstate New York.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with Ben Marcus. The companion Reading episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to audio recordings of this event there.

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