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Atwood, Margaret; Carey, Peter; Lopez, Barry; Lee, Chang-rae & Others; Seaman, Donna (Editor). WRITERS ON THE AIR: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT BOOKS. Philadelphia, PA: Paul Dry Books, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 470 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of author interviews. One of the most valuable collections of its kind ever undertaken and published. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a tiny first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents, in one handsome collectible edition, Donna Seaman's indispensable "Writers on The Air". "Brings to print for the very first time Donna Seaman's vibrant author interviews from her Chicago-based radio program, Open Books. Authors discuss their inspirations, their favorite books, their working and research habits. Seaman also connects the author's books with other writing, creating constellations of related books and ideas in order to introduce readers to wonderful writing they might not discover on their own. Seaman created her radio show, Open Books, in 1994 and has been co-producer and host ever since, conducting interviews with dozens of fiction writers, poets, essayists, memoirists, and nature writers. 'Writers on The Air' includes interviews with Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Lynda Barry, Madison Smartt Bell, Dennis Bock, T. C. Boyle, Peter Carey, Sandra Cisneros, Wade Davis, Chitra Divakaruni, Stuart Dybek, Julia Glass, Lee Gutkind, Aleksandar Hemon, Edward Hirsch, Edward P. Jones, Ward Just, Jamaica Kincaid, Alex Kotlowitz, Chang-rae Lee, Alan Lightman, Phillip Lopate, Barry Lopez, Alice McDermott, Anchee Min, Sy Montgomery, Kate Moses, Joyce Carol Oates, Alex Shakar, Paul West, Colson Whitehead, and Terry Tempest Williams, among others" (Publisher's blurb). A gathering of fugitive pieces, now contained in one elegant volume. An absolute "must-have" title for Modern First and contemporary literature collectors. This title is a landmark collection. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Some of the greatest living writers in the English language. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO "BOMB: THE AUTHOR INTERVIEWS" AND "BY THE BOOK" TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1589880218. $30.00

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