Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference 2012

Since 1995, the Sun Valley Writers' Conference has brought together some of the nation's best-known writers, poets, filmmakers and philosophers to engage an audience in provocative and thoughtful conversations.

The event takes place over four days in August on the grounds and rooms of the Sun Valley Lodge and Sun Valley Inn.

Dialogue host Marcia Franklin has been a regular attendee. In 2012, she interviewed four authors at the conference.


Alexandra Fuller
Alexandra Fuller
"All my books are anti-war books at the end of the day . . . What is it that we are fighting for and why?"  Learn more . . .

Aired October 5, 2012
Amy Waldman
Amy Waldman
"In some ways the book is not just about 9/11 at all; it's a novel about America. Will this country . . . hold up to our ideals and illusions and hopes for it?"  Learn more . . .

Aired October 12, 2012
S.C. Gwynne
S.C. Gwynne
"Why isn't this front and center in the American myth? Why isn't it there?"  Learn more . . .

Aired October 19, 2012
Naomi Shihab Nye
Naomi Shihab Nye
"Nothing is ordinary . . . The fact that we are living is so astonishing."  Learn more . . .

Aired October 26, 2012