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Talking About Books

The welcome table

New James Baldwin bios inspire personal memories of the writer, host.

A different drum

Visionary, iconoclast, eccentric. What does ‘original’ really mean — and from where does originiality originate?

A moment’s thought?

Most writing that appears seamless likely has been stitched, unstitched, and stitched again.

In conclusion . . .

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco asserts that no book is ever finished, but rather ‘relinquished.’

Promise and delivery

Nicholas Delbanco celebrates award-winning U-M authors, some of whom transformed creative writing theses into best-selling books.

Shop around the corner

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco pens an ode to readers’ pulp-and-paper Shangri-La: the bookstore.