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Exclusive Interview: Author Barry Lopez on the Election

Should young writers worry about Sarah Palin?

Barry Lopez, the National Book award-winning author of Arctic Dreams, answered that question in a thoughtful interview with GalleyCat last night.

As we reported, Lopez was the featured speaker at the 2008 Whiting Writers’ Awards–giving 10 young writers a $50,000 check and some powerful writing advice for these tumultuous times.

This began GalleyCat’s GalleyCat’s 2008 Election video series. To recap the literary interviews: author Barry Lopez talked about Sarah Palin, author Manuel Munoz reflected on university funding, and poet Douglas Kearney pondered political language in the age of Joe the Plumber, playwright Dael Orlandersmith spoke about writing truthfully, and author Benjamin Percy pondered the Iraq War.

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