Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: Night + Market Chef’s New Cookbook Combines Thai Food And Fun

Night + Market Chef’s New Cookbook Combines Thai Food And Fun
David Greene talks to chef Kris Yenbamroong about his new cookbook. It’s titled: Night Market: Delicious Thai Food to Facilitate Drinking and Fun-Having Amongst Friends.

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NPR News: Tom Hanks Considers The Cosmos, Nora Ephron, And A Man Dressed As A Shrimp

Tom Hanks Considers The Cosmos, Nora Ephron, And A Man Dressed As A Shrimp
Tom Hanks has written a short story collection called Uncommon Type. Here, he talks about stories, characters, the film goddess Pelicula, and what happened to the suit he wore as David S. Pumpkins.

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NPR News: Philip Pullman’s Realm Of Poetry And Inspiration

Philip Pullman’s Realm Of Poetry And Inspiration
Pullman — author of the beloved His Dark Materials trilogy — says poet William Blake’s idea of mystical multiple vision, of different ways of seeing, is “absolutely central” to his new book.

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NPR News: ‘I Am Full Of Contradictions’: Novelist Amy Tan On Fate And Family

‘I Am Full Of Contradictions’: Novelist Amy Tan On Fate And Family
In Where the Past Begins, Tan connects her experience with spirituality to that of her parents and grandmother. “I don’t consider myself any religion,” she says. ” … I have an amalgam of beliefs.”

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NPR News: Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Latest Mission: A Book

Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Latest Mission: A Book
After a year in space, Kelly says, writing a book was harder than he thought — but still, he adds, “If I write a bad sentence people are only going to get angry with me. They’re not going to die.”

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NPR News: Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life ‘In An Underslept State’

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life ‘In An Underslept State’
“Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” says sleep scientist Matthew Walker. His new book is Why We Sleep.

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NPR News: Amy Tan Revisits The Roots Of Her Writing Career In ‘Where The Past Begins’

Amy Tan Revisits The Roots Of Her Writing Career In ‘Where The Past Begins’
In a new memoir, the Joy Luck Club author searches her past for the sources of her creativity. She says, “I certainly think that the bad experiences … shaped me as a writer.”

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