New American Classics
Mark Lawson examines the American fiction that made headlines in 2013, including interviews with Edith Pearlman, James Salter, Renata Adler, Julian Barnes and Ruth Rendell.
With Mark Lawson.
This year the shelf of great American authors unexpectedly lengthened when a novel called Stoner by John Williams, forgotten since its first appearance five decades ago, was republished to widespread acclaim. At the same time two neglected novels by Renata Adler received enthusiastic reviews when brought back into print after thirty years and two little known writers, 89 year old James Salter and 76 year old Edith Pearlman, were hailed as newly discovered geniuses. Salter, Pearlman and Adler reflect on literary resurrection and Julian Barnes and Ruth Rendell discuss the comeback of Stoner.
Producer: Ellie Bury.
Stoner: A Novel by John Williams is available in hardback, paperback and e-book now.
A reissue of his book Butcher's Crossing will be published 2nd January 2014.
Photocredit: Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries.
|Interviewed Guest||Edith Pearlman|
|Interviewed Guest||James Salter|
|Interviewed Guest||Renata Adler|
|Interviewed Guest||Julian Barnes|
|Interviewed Guest||Ruth Rendell|