Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: ‘Paradise Lost’: How The Apple Became The Forbidden Fruit

‘Paradise Lost’: How The Apple Became The Forbidden Fruit
Some 350 years ago, Milton’s epic chronicled the Fall of Man, wrought by the red fruit. Except that it might’ve been a fig or peach or pear. An ancient Roman made a pun – and the apple myth was born.

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NPR News: Author Uses Humor To Shed Light On Feminism, Race, The Internet

Author Uses Humor To Shed Light On Feminism, Race, The Internet
Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Scaachi Koul of BuzzFeed about her new book of essays, cheerily titled One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None of This Will Matter.

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NPR News: ‘I’d Die For You’ Gives A Glimpse Into F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Writing Life

‘I’d Die For You’ Gives A Glimpse Into F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Writing Life
Fitzgerald wrote most of his best work in his 20s, and the stories in this new collection — all unpublished or uncollected — demonstrate how hard it was for him to deliver what readers wanted.

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NPR News: A Trauma Nurse Reflects On ‘Compassion Fatigue’

A Trauma Nurse Reflects On ‘Compassion Fatigue’
Years of treating grievously injured people starts to wear on a person. a trauma nurse in Minneapolis says. She explores “compassion fatigue” in a semi-autobiographical poem.

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NPR News: Documentary Filmmaker On The Personal Essays In ‘You Don’t Look Your Age’

Documentary Filmmaker On The Personal Essays In ‘You Don’t Look Your Age’
NPR’s Scott Simon talks with award-winning documentary filmmaker Sheila Nevins about her new book, You Don’t Look Your Age…And Other Fairy Tales.

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NPR News: Inside ‘The Black Hand’ Crime Wave A Century Ago

Inside ‘The Black Hand’ Crime Wave A Century Ago
Stephan Talty’s The Black Hand tells the story of the Black Hand crime wave that gripped New York City in the early 1900s and the one policeman who took it on. He talks with NPR’s Scott Simon.

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NPR News: Art Is A Matter Of Life And Death In ‘The Electric Sublime’

Art Is A Matter Of Life And Death In ‘The Electric Sublime’
W. Maxwell Prince’s bloody, silly and deeply likeable new graphic novel imagines a world where works of art are real spaces you can step into — with real problems that can cause hundreds of deaths.

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