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International The Bridge Book Award: Interview with Margo Jefferson and Eli Gottlieb

“The Poet and the Poem” from the Library of Congress records Margo Jefferson and Eli Gottlieb on podcast for immediate access and circulation; and via public radio  for a series broadcast to public radio. 

Grace Cavalieri, founder/producer of “The Poet and the Poem, interviews Margo Jefferson and Eli Gottlieb creating a portrait of the authors and of their work.

 

Margo Jefferson, winner for Non Fiction of the American Initiative for Italian Culture International Bridge Award 2016, reads from her prize winning Memoir, Negroland.

 

Listen to the interview to Margo Jefferson here:

  

aific margo jefferson headshotMargo Jefferson was born in Chicago in 1947. Jefferson received her Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, where she graduated cum laude, and her M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She became an associate editor at Newsweek in 1973 and stayed at the magazine until 1978. She then served as an assistant professor at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at New York University from 1979 to 1983 and from 1989 to 1991. Since then she has taught at the Columbia University School of the Arts, where she is now Professor of Professional Practice in Writing. She joined the Times in 1993, initially as a book reviewer, then went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

She was for many years a theatre critic at the New York Times.

She is winner of the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award (Authobiography) for her memoir Negroland. A Memoir (Pantheon.2015) and the American Initiative for Italian Culture’s International Bridge Award in 2016 for Non Fiction.

 

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Eli Gottlieb, winner for Fiction of the American Initiative for Italian Culture International Bridge Award 2016, reads from his prize winning novel, Best Boy.

 

Listen to the interview to Eli Gottlieb here:

 

Eli Gottlieb Born in Manhattan and raised in New Jersey, Eli Gottlieb has worked as a Senior Editor of Elle Magazine and taught American Literature as a Lecturer at the University of Padova, Italy. His first novel, The Boy Who Went Away has won him the Rome Prize and the Mckitterick Prize of the British Society of Authors and have been published in 14 countries.
Best Boy published by Liveright on August 24, 2015 is his fourth novel and winner of The Bridge book award 2016

 

Eli Gottlieb, winner for Fiction of the American Initiative for Italian Culture International Bridge Award 2016, reads from his prize winning novel, Best Boy.

 

 

 

 

aific grace cavalieri headshotGrace Cavalieri is founder/producer of “The Poet and the Poem,” for Public Radio; she records now from the Library of Congress. She celebrates 40 years on-air, 2017. She’s the author of 19  books and chapbooks of poetry and several produced plays. Cavalieri’s awards include the CPB Silver Medal, AWP’s George Garrett Award; and the Columbia Award (for Service to Literature.), Bordighera and Paterson Awards and 2 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.