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Talking About Books

In defense of writing

Nicholas Delbanco explains why the pen is mightier than the sword — not to mention the spoken word.

A moment’s thought?

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

Promise and delivery

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