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Articles with keyword "American Writers"


Editor’s Note

Many of Cather's enduring characters were inspired by unyielding landscapes.

Studs Terkel


The Greatest Thing About Studs Terkel Was Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel interviewed all types, but his best character was himself.

Landscape of Arizona's Box Canyon, Wupatki National Monument


Willa Cather in the Desert: Where She Learned What Truly Mattered and Found Material for The Song of the Lark

Walnut Canyon in Arizona was the inspiration for key scenes in Cather's 1915 novel.


Editor's Note

A young Eudora Welty standing against a wall.


The Quiet Greatness of Eudora Welty

Even toward the end of her life, the writer revealed a youthful zest for life and art.


Fifth National Black Writers Conference

NEH supports a conference on black literature in American life.

Drawing of Emily Dickinson


The Image of a Writer

Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and the conflict between publication and privacy.

Gilead book cover


Faith and Fiction

—Marilynne Robinson, delivering the 2007 McBride Lecture at Oklahoma Christian University, with support from the Oklahoma Humanities Council.


Editor's Note, July/August 2012

From questions of legacy to a writer's talents for cinema review and scene-making.