Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: In ‘Down The River,’ Walter Mosley Latest Detective Novel Deals With Dualities

In ‘Down The River,’ Walter Mosley Latest Detective Novel Deals With Dualities
NPR’s Michel Martin talks with prolific detective novelist Walter Mosley about his book, Down The River Unto The Sea, which takes on real world issues of policing, activism and criminal justice.

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NPR News: ‘Piecing Me Together’ Novelist Says She Writes To Help Kids Feel Seen

‘Piecing Me Together’ Novelist Says She Writes To Help Kids Feel Seen
Renée Watson won the Coretta Scott King Award for her novel about a black student at a mostly white private school.

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NPR News: In ‘Freshwater,’ A College Student Learns To Live With Separate Selves

In ‘Freshwater,’ A College Student Learns To Live With Separate Selves
Akwaeke Emezi’s debut novel follows the spiritually receptive student, Ada. The author pulls from her own experience with what she says “is like a cloud of selves that are shifting.”

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NPR News: Love Is All Around — Everyday — In ‘Rookie On Love’

Love Is All Around — Everyday — In ‘Rookie On Love’
“When we talk about love … it’s usually always referring to romantic partnerships. And I knew that I didn’t want this book to just be about that,” editor Tavi Gevinson says of the new anthology.

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NPR News: ‘An American Marriage’ Came Together After A Trip To The Mall

‘An American Marriage’ Came Together After A Trip To The Mall
Tayari Jones’ novel examines what happens when ambitious, well-educated black newlyweds Celestial and Roy have their lives upended when Roy is falsely accused of rape.

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NPR News: Steve Coll’s ‘Directorate S’ Looks At Narrative Of CIA After 2001

Steve Coll’s ‘Directorate S’ Looks At Narrative Of CIA After 2001
NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, about his new book, Directorate S: The C.I.A and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016.

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NPR News: Long Haul Trucker Was ‘Completely Seduced’ By The Open Road

Long Haul Trucker Was ‘Completely Seduced’ By The Open Road
Finn Murphy has logged over a million miles hauling people’s belongings across the country to their new homes. He describes life on the road as a “reaction against regimentation.”

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