TITLE: Fiction Collections at the Library of Congress
SPEAKER: John Y. Cole, Alice Birney, Guy Lamolinara, Mark Dimunation
EVENT DATE: 10/23/2009
RUNNING TIME: 68 minutes
Discussion of the current fiction collections of the Library of Congress with an emphasis on the papers of National Book Award winners in the Manuscript Division. Four Library of Congress veterans present "Fiction at the Library of Congress." The program and discussion focus on the history and future directions of the Library's American literature collections and highlight an online feature focusing on the fiction collections of the Library of Congress, available at www.read.gov. Speakers make special note of the strong Library of Congress holdings of prominent National Book Award Fiction winners Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth and Bernard Malamud.
Speaker Biography: John Cole is director of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: Alice Birney is a literary specialist in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: Guy Lamolinara is the communications specialist in the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: Mark Dimunation is chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress.
SERIES: Books & Beyond