Concordia's annual salute to top writers Kerri Miller talked with authors Maxine Hong Kingston and Annette Gordon-Reed, the featured speakers at the National Book Awards at Concordia College in Moorhead. Kingston is the author of "The Woman Warrior." And Gordon-Reed is the author of "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family." The event was recorded Friday, Oct. 30.9:06 a.m.
Maxine Hong Kingston: Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for "The Woman Warrior" and the National Book Award for "China Men."
Annette Gordon-Reed: Winner of the National Book Award for "The Hemingses of Monticello." Dr. Gordon-Reed also won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 2009.
Singer Dar Williams and the Promised Land Dar Williams' witty lyrics and feminist folk rock sensibility have made her a star singer/songwriter of the folk festival circuit during her 15-year career.10:06 a.m.
Dar Williams: Singer/songwriter with more than a dozen albums under her belt. Her latest album is called "Promised Land."