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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Monday, May 12 at noon - novelist Meg Wolitzer

This week on Bibliocracy: novelist Meg Wolitzer, author of eight novels. Her first, Sleepwalking, a story of three college girls obsessed with poetry and death, was published in 1982. Others books include Hidden Pictures, This Is Your Life, Friends for Life, Surrender, Dorothy, The Wife, The Position, and, most recently, The Ten-Year Nap. Her short story "Tea at the House" was featured in 1998's Best American Short Stories. Meg Wolitzer is a writer on whom nothing is lost, no detail or character or joke or affect or irony of our moment. She writes with wit, humor and generosity about families and children, and grown-ups whose own childhoods have made them or unmade them, whether they are upper-class achievers or discouraged offspring of those achievers or folks who fall or rise somewhere in between. Her newest novel, The Ten-Year Nap, is out now, which Jennifer Egan called “both a complex portrait of contemporary motherhood and an arresting dispatch from the family frontlines.” Meg Wolitzer is one of my own favorite novelists. Listen! Buy the book. Be prepared to join her fan club. Shows archived at and down-loadable too.

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