Books and Literature Archive

August 27, 2013

 

'The River Elaune, Bellengreville' (1908) shows Aldrich's skill at painting flowing water

George Ames Aldrich: A Decorative Impressionist In Indiana

A new book about 20th-century landscape painter George Ames Aldrich reveals the Indiana artist as a master of idyllic rustic scenes and fanciful self-promotion.

July 3, 2013

 

Marijuanamerica

A Gonzo Journalist Tackles Two American Pastimes

Indiana native Ryan Nerz, known for writing about his exploits in the world of competitive eating, immerses himself for his new book in the topic of pot.

June 18, 2013

 

Kenneth L. Turchi sitting at his desk, holding up his book

L.S. Ayres & Company: Elegance in Indianapolis

Kenneth L. Turchi's book tells the story of L. S. Ayres & Company—a store that brought style and sophistication to the Midwest.

May 7, 2013

 

Cover of Fighting for Road Apples

New Memoir Describes Life As A Post-World War II Refugee

Bloomington author Erika Stevenson discusses her story of childhood survival, Fighting for Road Apples.

February 5, 2013

 

Adrienne Kaeppler discusses tree bark art with anthropology students

‘Ethnographic Detective’ Adrienne Kaeppler Visits IU

We speak with anthropologist Adrienne Kaeppler of the Smithsonian Institution about the Holophusicon, a pioneering 18th-century natural history museum.

November 19, 2012

 

Cover of Kurt Vonnegut: Letters, showing Vonnegut in trench coat and cap

Kurt Vonnegut’s Life in Letters

A new book of letters by Kurt Vonnegut shows his verbal wit, warmth toward his children, and anger at having his books pulled from a school curriculum.

August 29, 2012

 

four men speak in front of microphones on a street.

Spoken Word At The Fourth Street Festival

Poets, playwrights, novelists and short story writers put their words on stage at Fourth Street.

August 8, 2012

 

Gene Coyle, smiling, with spy novels on table top in front of him

The Art of Espionage Fiction With Former Spy Gene Coyle

Gene Coyle, IU professor and spy novelist, talks with Adam Schwartz on the art of the spy novel and recommends some of his favorites in the genre.

July 24, 2012

 

a portrait of a man next to the cover of a book picturing the shadow of a young boy on a chair

The Horror Of Carrying On: Coake’s Modern Gothic Debut

Christopher Coake's debut novel "You Came Back" is a bona fide ghost story channeled through the experience of grief.

July 18, 2012

 

Charles Cushman, El Paso's central district and the Franklin Mtns. from So. Santa Fe St.,

Charles Cushman’s America: All The World’s A Sunny Day

A new book by historian Eric Sandweiss reveals the man behind the camera.

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