Don DeLillo gets to the heart of the Kennedy assassination plot – and the murderous American soul – in his psychological thriller “Libra”.
Jump-cutting back and forth through Americana, from the “shot heard ’round the world” to Lenny Bruce’s extended monologues on the Cuban Missile Crisis, Don DeLillo shines a light on America’s dark impulse to violence in “Underworld.”
Lila Mae Watson is a black woman trying to move up in a world that keeps trying to push her back down. But she’s not having any of it in Colson Whitehead’s “The Intuitionist”.
MFA programs help authors hone their craft. They’re also hugely expensive and, for full-time parents, the residency requirements can be impractical. Introducing the “DIY MFA in Creative Writing”.
Listen to Don DeLillo explain his creative process to NPR’s Terry Gross.