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May 07, 2009

Thrity Umrigar wins Cleveland Arts Prize

Novelist and associate professor of English Thrity Umrigar has won a Cleveland Arts Prize.

Cleveland Plain Dealer article about the prize

I was fortunate to talk with Thrity about her latest novel "The Weight of Heaven" in episode 6 of Off the Shelf. You can listen to the interview using the player below:

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May 01, 2009

Off the Shelf - Episode 8: Erik Satie with Mary Davis

Erik Satie

Joining me for this episode of Off the Shelf is Associate Professor of Music Mary Davis. In a conversation riddled with talk of fashion and celebrity, we primarily discuss her book Erik Satie, a biography of the French composer that was published by Reaktion Books in their "Critical Lives" series in 2007.

In addition, we also talk about her critically acclaimed book Classic Chic: Music, Fashion, and Modernism which was published by the University of California Press in 2006.

The podcast can be heard by clicking on the player below.

In addition, the podcast can be downloaded as an mp3 file or iTunes-friendly m4a version. To download either file, right-click (control-click on the Mac) the link below the player and select "save file as..." When the file is downloaded, you can listen to it with the audio playing software or device of your choice.

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Explore Classic Chic below at Google Book Search:

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