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This series looks at the professional and personal lives of various authors.
March 31, 2002
This chronicle of the life and works of George V. Higgins (1939-1999) includes a discussion about his novel “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” which explores crime and politics in Boston. Also: readings of excerpts from his other novels.
March 24, 2002
A profile of thriller writer Elmore Leonard includes readings of excerpts from his novels by his wife and his researcher.
March 17, 2002
This profile of British writer Keith Waterhouse includes a discussion of his novel “Billy Liar.”
March 10, 2002
A profile of English poet, novelist and critic George Barker (1913-91) includes a look at his prolific writing career.
March 3, 2002
A look at the life and career of Italian novelist Alberto Moravia (1907-1990) includes a discussion about his novel “1934.” Also: readings from his work.
February 24, 2002
Chronicling the life and career of West Indian poet and playwright Derek Walcott, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992.
February 17, 2002
Biographer Michael Holroyd takes an in-depth look at the life and career of renowned playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950). Included: archival footage of Shaw.
February 10, 2002
A look at the life and works of Nobel Prize-winning poet Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996) includes interviews with his family and friends.
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