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Arthur C. Clarke in 2005. Photo: Amy Marash; source Wikipedia
Arthur C. Clarke in 2005. Photo: Amy Marash; source Wikipedia

Parishville writer remembers Arthur C. Clarke

British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke died in Sri Lanka at age 90 yesterday. He came to fame in the 1960s when his short story, "The Sentinel," was made into the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clarke's descriptions of space travel and super-computers inspired readers and scientists. Parishville science fiction writer David Kyle told Todd Moe that he met Clarke back in the 1940s and maintained a lifelong friendship.  Go to full article
Russell Banks
Russell Banks

Clarkson Honors Writer Russell Banks

Russell Banks is currently the state author of New York. He is the author of many novels including the Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1985, Continental Drift and a second Pulitzer Prize finalist, Cloudsplitter. Two of Banks' books, The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction have been adapted for film. There are also five short story collections to his credit. Banks has won many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the John Dos Passos Award, and election to the American Academy of Fine Arts and Sciences. The weekend, Russell Banks will receive an honorary degree from Clarkson University. A couple of weeks ago he spoke with Chris Robinson, co-host of "Readers and Writers On-the-Air" and Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Clarkson.  Go to full article

History and Lore of Adirondack Fire Towers

Author Marty Podskoch talks with Todd Moe about the history of fire towers and the people who worked on them in his new book that covers the southern districts of the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Commentary: Closet Writers

Matt Donahue, an English teacher and free lance writer in Lake Placid, shares his thoughts on closet writers.  Go to full article

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