Geraldine Brooks on the Destruction of Art

Recently, the always-insightful Michael Silverblatt interviewed Pulitzer-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of a new work of fiction, People of the Book.

They discussed the possible prevention of great cultural loss in the future as has been in the past. I wanted to transcribe this for you, as I find it to be most eloquent:

I think it comes down to whether or not we can bring people to appreciate that what unites us is greater than what divides us.

We don’t have a really …

The “Famous Authors” DVD Series

Although there are many more “famous authors” in history (and today) than those in the series, these DVDs may be just the thing for a quick tour through the lives of your personal literary greats. Or perhaps you have teenagers who are suffering through a term paper and can’t stand the thought of reading any research info that doesn’t begin with the letters W-I-K-I. Check them out on

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