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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.

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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.

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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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Hamid Dabashi with David Barsamian, 5 December 2012 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 5, 2012.

Hamid Dabashi with David Barsamian

Hamid Dabashi was born in the Khuzestan province of Iran and received his college education in Tehran before moving to the U.S. where he received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He is Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His newest book, The World of Persian Literary Humanism, is forthcoming in October 2012.

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Chris Hedges with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Conversation, 12 November 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Newberry Library in Chicago on 12 November, 2012.

Chris Hedges, who has written, “The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug,” is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and publishes a regular column on truthdig.com. Hedges, a veteran war correspondent, has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He is the author of What Every Person Should Know About War, a stark look at the effects of war on combatants and the book War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning. Hedges joined the staff of The New York Times in 1990 and was part of the team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He spent seven years as The Times Middle East Bureau Chief after having worked for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, and National Public Radio. In 2002, he received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. A graduate of the Harvard Divinity School, Hedges has taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Princeton University. His most recent book is Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. His other publications include I Don’t Believe in Atheists and Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians. Hedges is currently at work on a book on poverty in the U.S. with the graphic illustrator Joe Sacco.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Reverend Jeremiah Wright. The companion Reading episode may be found here.

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Chris Hedges with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Talk, 12 November 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Newberry Library in Chicago on 12 November, 2012.

Chris Hedges, who has written, “The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug,” is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and publishes a regular column on truthdig.com. Hedges, a veteran war correspondent, has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He is the author of What Every Person Should Know About War, a stark look at the effects of war on combatants and the book War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning. Hedges joined the staff of The New York Times in 1990 and was part of the team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He spent seven years as The Times Middle East Bureau Chief after having worked for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, and National Public Radio. In 2002, he received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. A graduate of the Harvard Divinity School, Hedges has taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Princeton University. His most recent book is Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. His other publications include I Don’t Believe in Atheists and Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians. Hedges is currently at work on a book on poverty in the U.S. with the graphic illustrator Joe Sacco.

In this episode he is introduced by Reverend Jeremiah Wright and then spoke about poverty in the U.S. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may listen to an audio recording of this event on the Lannan website.

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Kevin Young with Colson Whitehead, 14 November 2012 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 14, 2012.

Kevin Young with Colson Whitehead

Kevin Young often finds meaning and inspiration for his poetry in African American music, particularly the blues. His seven collections include Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebellion (Knopf, 2011) and Dear Darkness. His Jelly Roll: A Blues, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. He is the editor of five volumes, including 2010’s The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing. His recent book The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness won the 2010 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and combines essay, cultural criticism, and lyrical chorus to illustrate ways African American culture is American culture. “I don’t mean to taxonomize but to rhapsodize. Take it from me—mean mean mean to be free.”

He is the Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English and Curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University in Atlanta.

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Kevin Young with Colson Whitehead, Conversation, 14 November 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 14, 2012.

Kevin Young often finds meaning and inspiration for his poetry in African American music, particularly the blues. His seven collections include Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebellion (Knopf, 2011) and Dear Darkness. His Jelly Roll: A Blues, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. He is the editor of five volumes, including 2010’s The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing. His recent book The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness won the 2010 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and combines essay, cultural criticism, and lyrical chorus to illustrate ways African American culture is American culture. “I don’t mean to taxonomize but to rhapsodize. Take it from me—mean mean mean to be free.”

He is the Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English and Curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University in Atlanta.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Colson Whitehead. 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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Kevin Young with Colson Whitehead, Reading, 14 November 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 14, 2012.

Kevin Young often finds meaning and inspiration for his poetry in African American music, particularly the blues. His seven collections include Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebellion (Knopf, 2011) and Dear Darkness. His Jelly Roll: A Blues, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. He is the editor of five volumes, including 2010’s The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing. His recent book The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness won the 2010 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and combines essay, cultural criticism, and lyrical chorus to illustrate ways African American culture is American culture. “I don’t mean to taxonomize but to rhapsodize. Take it from me—mean mean mean to be free.”

He is the Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English and Curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University in Atlanta.

In this episode he is introduced by Colson Whitehead 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 listen to audio recordings of this event there.

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Natalie Diaz, Reading, 30 September 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 30, 2012.

Mohave poet Natalie Diaz reads from her work after an introduction by poet Arthur Sze, and then takes questions from the audience.

Natalie Diaz is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press, 2012). She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community. After playing professional basketball in Europe and Asia for several years, she completed her MFA in poetry and fiction at Old Dominion University. She was awarded the Bread Loaf 2012 Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry and a 2012 Narrative Prize for her poem “Downhill Triolets.” She currently lives in Mohave Valley, Arizona, and directs a language revitalization program at Fort Mojave, her home reservation. There she works with the last Elder speakers of the Mojave language.

You may listen to the audio of this reading on the Lannan Podcast site or get further information on the Lannan Foundation site.

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Michelle Alexander with Liliana Segura, Conversation, 12 September 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 12, 2012.

Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. Her first book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, won the 42nd NAACP Image Award in 2011 for nonfiction and has been featured in national radio and television media outlets including The Bill Moyers Journal and The Tavis Smiley Show.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with Liliana Segura. The companion Talk may be found here.

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