Thursday, October 23, 2008

Listen to Authors

The BBC is reporting the release by the British library of a trove of recorded interviews with authors. They discuss their work and issues pertinent to the times in which they are interviewed. It's good stuff. BBC.

Raymond Chandler is interviewed by James Bond author Ian Fleming, John Steinbeck discusses his reasons for writing The Grapes of Wrath, and Arthur Miller talks about his marriage to actress Marilyn Monroe.

Mr Fairman said: "These two new British Library audio collections form the largest survey of historic recordings by English-language authors and playwrights ever published.

"With many previously unpublished BBC recordings selected from the extensive collections of the British Library Sound Archive, these compilations will offer a fascinating insight into the lives and work of these great authors".

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