Interview with Ray Bradbury, “Story of a Writer” (1963)

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The iconic author talks advice and inspiration in a 25-minute documentary interview about his life and the creative process.

A Conversation on Writing with Amy Hempel (2012)

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Amy Hempel reads her story “San Francisco” and talks about her attraction to the short story and her craft.

William Faulkner at the University of Virginia (2008)

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UVA alumnus Gerry Cooper discusses what it was like during Faulkner’s residency at the University.  A short retrospective from The University of Virginia Magazine to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Faulkner residency can be found here.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story TEDTalks (2009)

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Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding in this TedTalk from Oxford, England in July of 2009.

Donald Barthelme in The Paris Review (1981)


J.D. O’Hara’s 1981 interview with Barthelme.

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