Sunday, April 19, 2009

Podcasts of interviews with Jimmy Breslin and Art Spiegelman

Jimmy Breslin tells the story behind his most recent book The Good Rat: A True Stor, followed by a Q&A session with moderator Daniel Menaker and the audience.

New York native Jimmy Breslin is a long-time investigative journalist, columnist, and author of over twenty books, including The Church That Forgot Christ, The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight, and the biography of newsman/writer Damon Runyon, Damon Runyon: A Life. The recipient of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, Breslin has also received the George Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting in honor of his work in Newsday. His most recent book is The Good Rat: A True Story.

Art Spiegelman discusses his most recent book,Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! during a Q&A session with moderator Daniel Menaker and the audience.

Art Spielgelman is the creator of several critically-acclaimed comic books, including the best-selling In the Shadow of No Towers, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust narrative Maus. Widely published in The New YorkerMcSweeney's, and elsewhere, he has continued to be a singular force in reviving critical interest in the comic book genre. He is also a Guggenheim Fellow, and was recently inducted into the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People. His most recent book is Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!

Recorded at National Book Foundation Sponsored Events or Featuring National Book Award Authors.