Category: The City and the Writer

July, 2015

The City and the Writer: Special Series, Singapore 2015

An Introduction to this Special Series of “The City and the Writer”: Focus on Singapore Founded as a British port in the early 19th Century, Singapore is celebrating its fiftieth year as an independent nation in 2015. As one of the most urbanized countries in the world, the...

The City and the Writer: In Singapore with Alvin Pang

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Special Series/ Singapore 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains....

June, 2015

The City and the Writer: In Cambridge, Massachusetts and Boulder, Colorado with David Gessner

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Special Series/Nature Writers 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities     Can you describe the...

The City and the Writer: In Portland, Maine, with Kathryn Miles

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Special Series/Nature Writers 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                   —Italo...

The City and the Writer: In New Orleans with Sheryl St. Germain

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Special Series/Nature Writers 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                   —Italo...

The City and the Writer: In Council Bluffs, Iowa, with John T. Price

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Special Series/Nature Writers 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                 —Italo Calvino,...

The City and the Writer: In South Lake Tahoe with Suzanne Roberts

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Special Series/Nature Writers 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                      ...

May, 2015

The City and the Writer: In Cochabamba with Rodrigo Hasbún

Special Series/The Palestinians 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains....

The City and the Writer: In Gaza City with Atef Abu Saif

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Special Series/The Palestinians 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains....

April, 2015

The City and the Writer: In Jerusalem with Ibtisam Azem

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Special Series/The Palestinians 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                  ...

The City and the Writer: In Nazareth with Sousan Hammad

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Special Series/The Palestinians 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                      ...

The City and the Writer: In London with Hannah Khalil

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Special Series/The Palestinians 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains....

March, 2015

The City and the Writer: In Cork with Patrick Cotter

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Special City Series/Ireland 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains....

The City and the Writer: In Dublin with Dan Sheehan

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Special City Series/Ireland 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains....

February, 2015

The City and the Writer: In Copenhagen with Lone Kühlmann

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Special City Series/Copenhagen, Denmark 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe the mood of...

The City and the Writer: In Copenhagen with Janne Teller

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Special City Series/Copenhagen, Denmark 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe the mood of...

January, 2015

The City and the Writer: In Copenhagen with Dorthe Nors

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Special City Series/Copenhagen, Denmark 2015 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains....

July, 2014

The City and the Writer: In Santa Cruz with Micah Perks

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities   Can you describe the mood of Santa Cruz as you feel/see it?...

November, 2012

The City and the Writer: In New York City with Camille Rankine

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Special City Series / New York City 2012 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe the mood...

July, 2012

The City and the Writer: In Santiago de Chile with Idra Novey

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains....

April, 2012

The City and the Writer: In London with Hisham Matar

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Special City Series / London   If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains....

March, 2012

The City and the Writer: In Florence with Elisa Biagini

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                                ...

February, 2012

The City and the Writer: In Minsk with Valzhyna Mort

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe the mood of Minsk as you feel/see it? Minsk is not a...

December, 2011

The City and the Writer: In London with Esther Freud

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Special City Series/London If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains....

The City and the Writer: In Kabul with Bashir Sakharwaz

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities   Can you describe the mood of Kabul as you...

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