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Wallace Stegner: The Dean of Western Writers

Stegner died in 1993. A new edition of his collected stories will be published in June. His novels and essays are often based in the West where he grew up and lived for many years. He started the creative writing program at Stanford University in California, which he ran for 26 years. His last book of essays, published in 1992, is called Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Spring. (Rebroadcast).


Other segments from the episode on April 14, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 14, 1995: Interview with Wallace Stegner; Interview with Harry Carey, Jr.; Interview with James Conaway; Commentary on Carl Perkins.


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