ROTH, VONNEGUT, MORRISON, UPDIKE, EGGERS...
Listen online to feature-length interviews with the greatest American writers from 1939 to the present.
To tie in with Mark Lawson's landmark Capturing America series, Front Row presents author interviews recorded between 1998 and 2009.
All are available here permanently.
Playwright Edward Albee discusses his career.
Poet John Ashbery discusses his career.
Patricia Cornwell discusses her life and her career as a crime writer.
Don DeLillo author of Libra, Underworld and Cosmopolis.
E L Doctorow talks about novels including Ragtime and Homer and Langley.
Dave Eggers author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius talks to Mark Lawson.
Ellroy talks about Blood's A Rover, which completes his Underworld USA Trilogy and why he has to shut himself away to write.
John Irving author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules.
Stephen King discusses writing horror
Norman Mailer speaking in the last major broadcast interview of his life.
Nobel prize winning author Toni Morrison talking to Mark Lawson at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.
Walter Mosley books include a series featuring Private Investigator Easy Rawlins.
Joyce Carol Oates author of over 50 novels including Blonde and Black Water.
Marilynne Robinson author of novels including Housekeeping and Gilead.
Philip Roth speaking as he published his last novel featuring the character Nathan Zuckerman Exit Ghost.
John Updike speaking on his 70th birthday.
John Updike speaking in his last recorded interview.
Gore Vidal discusses writing and politics.
Kurt Vonnegut, the author of Slaughterhouse Five, speaking as he publishes a memoir called A Man Without a Country.
Playwright August Wilson discusses his attitude to writing.
Tom Wolfe explains the ideas behind new journalism.
Tom Wolfe discusses new journalism and a novel depiciting sex amongst college kids; I Am Charlotte Simmons.
Available to listen
Richard Branson on Tubular Bells, Alison Balsom, Cannes
Richard Branson on Tubular Bells, Cannes latest, Alison Balsom's Cultural Exchange choice.
20 May 2013
With Mark Lawson, who reviews Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton in the film The Big Wedding.
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