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Author! Author! Modern Classics

- Mikael Niemi is the author of the best selling book in Swedish history. "Popular Music from Vittula" is a poignant coming of age story and its author talks with Steve Paulson.

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- Jim Fleming speaks with Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner."

- Steve Paulson talks with writers and editors about the enduring influence of Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Lolita." The book was published over 50 years ago and is the story of a middle aged man's sexual obsession with a twelve year old girl.

- Azar Nafisi is the author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran." Her book tells the story of how this English professor met with her students to discuss Western literature in Revolutionary Iran.

- A reading from Italo Calvino's novel "If on A Winter's Night A Traveler."

- Anne Fadiman, editor of a book called "Rereadings: Seventeen writers revisit books they love" talks with Anne Strainchamps about the joys of re-reading the classics.

- Best-selling novelist Jane Hamilton shares some of her favorite endings from modern literature with Steve Paulson.

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