Shows: February 21, 2011

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Maxine Hong Kingston: Exclusive Interview & Reading from I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

Tune in for an intimate conversation with legendary writer Maxine Hong Kingston, National Book Award winner and author of Woman Warrior and China Men. Her new memoir, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life, has just been published by Knopf.

Kingstonís new book, a memoir told in verse, is a meditation on war, death and dying, and relationships with aging parents, far-off relatives, and longtime loves. Classic characters like Tripmaster Monkey and the Woman Warrior return. "I am 35 years-to-go," writes the 70-year-old Kingston. "I have a superstition that as long as I / any writer, have things to write, I keep living."

Captivating, thoughtful, and disarmingly forthright, she joins us for an exclusive and wide-ranging conversation. She reads from I Love a Broad Margin to My Life and reflects on her role in building a literary Asian America, the failure of words as a form of communication, and what she would have done if she hadnít been a writer.

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