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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated 6 days ago

Great Author Interviews With Barbara Kingsolver, Sapphire, and Mary Karr(AUDIO)

NPR has a host of great author interviews every week, and we thought we'd bring you the best of the recent ones. Listen below for three really great ones: Barbara Kingsolver on "The Lacuna," Sapphire on "Push," the novel behind "Precious," and Mary Karr on "Lit."

Barbara Kingsolver on "The Lacuna," how she came up with the name (and how her family felt about it) and her own recent relocation:

Sapphire on "Push," the novel behind the new movie "Precious," talking about how she never wanted the book to be a movie and more:

Mary Karr on "Lit," discussing her relationship with her ex-husband, her son's foray into the family history, and lots more: