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Updike, Morrison, Oates, Mailer: The On Point Vault

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, New York City, 1994. (AP)
Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, New York City, 1994. (AP)

We spoke recently with a talented troika of newer-generation writers: Joshua Ferris, Nell Freudenberger, Yiyun Li. If you're eager for more literary chatter, it's worth perusing our archives, where you'll find some names from the modern canon. You can also subscribe to our new On Point Books channel on ITunes, where we'll repost some of our top-shelf literary content.

Here's just a few from our recommended "streaming" list. Click on the names or links:

John Updike, who spoke with us twice — about his novel "Terrorist" and his book of art criticism.

Joyce Carol Oates, on her book "The Falls."

Norman Mailer, on his novel "Castle in the Forest."

Toni Morrison, on her "Burn This Book."

Richard Russo, for both "Bridge of Sighs" and "That Old Cape Magic."

Dave Eggers, for his book "Zeitoun."

Ha Jin, for his novel "A Free Life."

Joseph O'Neill, for his novel "Netherland" (with James McBride).

Elizabeth Strout, for her novel "Olive Kitteridge."

T.C. Boyle, for his novel "The Women."

And you can find much, much more here at our site.

This program aired on June 9, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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