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Wendell Berry, Reading, 10 November 1999 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 10, 1999.

Wendell Berry is a poet, essayist, and novelist, who has been called the “prophet of rural America.” Mr. Berry, who pursues what he calls “an ethic and way of life based upon devotion to a place and devotion to a land,” lives and works on his farm in Port Royal, Kentucky. He has published more than 30 books, including The Wheel, Sabbaths, and Openings (poetry); The Wild Birds, Watch with Me, and Remembering (fiction); and Another Turn of the Crank, What Are People For?, and The Unsettling of America (nonfiction). He received a Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction in 1989.

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

John Balaban with Michael Silverblatt, Conversation, 6 November 2002 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 6, 2002.

John Balaban is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, a translator of Vietnamese poetry, and a past president of the American Literary Translators Association.

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

John Balaban, Reading, 6 November 2002 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 6, 2002.

John Balaban is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, a translator of Vietnamese poetry, and a past president of the American Literary Translators Association.

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

Cornel West with Amy Goodman, Conversation, 25 June 2003 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 25, 2003.

Dr. Cornel West has been described as one of America’s most vital and eloquent public intellectuals. Dr. West was recently appointed Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion at Princeton University.

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Cornel West, Reading, 25 June 2003 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 25, 2003.

Dr. Cornel West has been described as one of America’s most vital and eloquent public intellectuals. Dr. West was recently appointed Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion at Princeton University.

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

John Barth with Michael Silverblatt, Conversation, 25 April 2001 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 25, 2001.

John Barth’s novels include Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera; The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor; Tidewater Tales; Sabbatical: A Romance; Giles Goat-Boy or, The Revised New Syllabus; and The Sot-Weed Factor. His two short story collections are On with the Story and Lost in the Funhouse.

Mr. Barth has written, “We tell stories and listen to them because we live stories and live in them. Narrative equals language equals life: To cease to narrate…is to die.” Mr. Barth, who is professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, received the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

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

John Barth, Reading, 25 April 2001 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 25, 2001.

John Barth’s novels include Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera; The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor; Tidewater Tales; Sabbatical: A Romance; Giles Goat-Boy or, The Revised New Syllabus; and The Sot-Weed Factor. His two short story collections are On with the Story and Lost in the Funhouse.

Mr. Barth has written, “We tell stories and listen to them because we live stories and live in them. Narrative equals language equals life: To cease to narrate…is to die.” Mr. Barth, who is professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, received the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

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

Arundhati Roy with Howard Zinn, Conversation, 18 September 2002 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 18, 2002.

Arundhati Roy was born in 1959 in Shillong, India, and studied architecture in New Delhi, where she now lives. She is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and their family, set in Kerala, India, during the late 1960s, when Communism rattled the age-old caste system. Roy received the Booker Prize for this book in 1997. She has written several nonfiction books, including The Cost of Living, Power Politics, War Talk, An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire, and Public Power in the Age of Empire. In addition to writing, she has worked as a film designer and screenplay writer in India. Roy was featured in the BBC television documentary “Dam/age,” which is about the struggle against big dams in India. A collection of interviews with Arundhati Roy by David Barsamian was published as The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile. Her newest book, published by Haymarket, is Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers. Roy last read in Santa Fe in 2002, when she received the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize.

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

Arundhati Roy, Reading, 18 September 2002 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 18, 2002.

Arundhati Roy was born in 1959 in Shillong, India, and studied architecture in New Delhi, where she now lives. She is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and their family, set in Kerala, India, during the late 1960s, when Communism rattled the age-old caste system. Roy received the Booker Prize for this book in 1997. She has written several nonfiction books, including The Cost of Living, Power Politics, War Talk, An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire, and Public Power in the Age of Empire. In addition to writing, she has worked as a film designer and screenplay writer in India. Roy was featured in the BBC television documentary “Dam/age,” which is about the struggle against big dams in India. A collection of interviews with Arundhati Roy by David Barsamian was published as The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile. Her newest book, published by Haymarket, is Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers. Roy last read in Santa Fe in 2002, when she received the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize.

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

Jorie Graham with Michael Silverblatt, Conversation, 20 May 1999 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 20, 1999.

Jorie Graham was born in New York City and spent her childhood in France and Italy. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Swarm, The Errancy, The Dream of the Unified Field, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and The End of Beauty. Ms. Graham, who has been honored with a MacArthur Fellowship, teaches at Harvard University.

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