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Listen to the NPR interview with Ian McEwan, ‘Sweet Tooth’ Pits Spy Vs. Scribe.

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College of Communications professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, author of the acclaimed book “The Warmth of Other Suns,” talks about how writing the book provided a connection to her family’s past.

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An interview with Jonas Jonasson, the author of The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared.

After a long career as a journalist, media consultant and television producer, Jonas Jonasson decided to start a new life. He wrote a manuscript (originally called The Centenarian Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared) he sold all his possessions in Sweden and moved to a small town by Lake Lugano in Switzerland, only a few miles from the Italian border. Today he has moved back to Sweden and lives in the countryside on an island with his son and hens.

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A video of Lisa Lutz and David Hayward interviewing one another as to why they decided to collaborate on this book. What a great team!! This is very funny.

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I thought some of Alcottyou might like to watch a DVD about Louisa Alcott’s life. We have it on shelf at the library, DVD 810.092 Alcott.

“Louisa Alcott’s life was no children’s book: she worked as a servant, a seamstress, and a Civil War nurse before becoming a millionaire celebrity writing “moral pap for the young,” as she called it. Under pen names and anonymously, she also wrote stories with enough drugs, sex and crime to prove the author was no “little” woman. When she died, Alcott took her secret identity as a pulp fiction writer with her, and kept it for nearly a half-century.”

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“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” author Rebecca Skloot will be speaking at Elmhurst College tonight, Sunday September 23, 2012 at 7 pm. You can find out more information on the event at Rebecca Skloot’s official website here or purchase an ticket in advance at Elmhurst College’s website here.

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Are you wondering how the layout of Jack’s world & Room look? Author Emma Donoghue has a fantastic website on the book that is a interactive mock-up of Ma & Jack’s living space in the novel Room. Check it out here: http://www.roomthebook.com/

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