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An American Author's "Persian Nights"

Diane Johnson's first novel in eight years deals with an American woman's affair during the Iranian revolution. She joins Fresh Air to talk about writing biographies and screenplays and why it took her so long to finish her newest book.

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Other segments from the episode on April 28, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 28, 1987: Interview with Helmuth Rilling; Commentary on Bo Diddley; Interview with Diane Johnson; Review of Nadine Gordimer's novel "A Sport of Nature."

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