Thurs., May 26
Author Vincent Panella

Recent Episodes

Mon., 7/2/12
Viva La Literature

Mon., 7/2/12
Viva La Literature

The Callie Crossley Show

Marjorie Garber and Alicia Anstead join us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

The Callie Crossley Show

Garen Daly joins us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

The Callie Crossley Show

Peter Kadzis, Gintautas Dumcius and Sue O'Connell join us.

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

The Callie Crossley Show

Arnie Arnesen, Robert Whitcomb and Brian Rosman join us..

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

The Callie Crossley Show

Leon Neyfakh joins us.

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

The Callie Crossley Show

Elihu Rubin joins us.


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Vincent Panella knows what it means to be a writer. He's clocked years teaching the craft, thinking about and talking others through the process. And lo, at long last, he's turned to his own life, to his Italian roots, to his upbringing in an Italian enclave in 1950s Queens, to cull material from, to bang out in front of a typewriter in a writing shed in Vermont.

What's come of it is his new book, Lost Hearts, a series of vignettes tracing native Sicilians from the homeland all the way through to the sticky, melting-pot streets of mid-century New York. The stories are fictional but the experience -- first blush of a hardscrabble life in the New World -- is real. We talk with Vincent Panella today about his new stories.

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