Paolo Giordano Interview

April 24th, 2011 by Lewis Frumkes

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A prime number is a lonely thing. It can only be divided by itself or by one; it never truly fits with another.  In “The Solitude of Prime Numbers,” Paolo Giordano a 29 year old particle physicist turned novelist creates one of the more charming stories of two damaged protagonists that I have read in some time.  His prose is original and stylish, captivating, not to mention moving and powerful.  Giordano’s novel won the Strega award and has sold in excess of a million copies in Italy.  Join me as I talk to this modest yet talented young author about his novel and his life.

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Carol Higgins Clark Interview

April 17th, 2011 by Lewis Frumkes

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Carol Clark is a hoot in addition to being an entertaining novelist and actress.  Her new book “Mobbed,” another in her Regan Reilly mystery series is fast-paced and amusing which is what differentiates her from her mother Mary Higgins Clark.  Mary is all suspense while Regan is more like Carol herself, clever but also funny.  Join Regan, er Carol and me as we cackle and carry on about life and her novel “Mobbed.”  Imus loves her, so will you.

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Walter Mosley Interview

April 2nd, 2011 by Lewis Frumkes

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Walter Mosely is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author or more than thirty-four critically acclaimed books ranging from his well known Easy Rawlins mystery series, to philosophical tomes, think books, and his new Leonid McGill mystery series. Along the way he has picked up PEN’s Lifetime Achievement Award, an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and been translated into twenty-one languages. While we are old friends on this day Walter talks to me about his new McGill book “When The Thrill Is gone.”

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Deborah Harkness Interview

March 26th, 2011 by Lewis Frumkes

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We are deep in the heart of Oxford’s Bodleian Library with a rare manuscript and then suddenly there descend hordes of daemons, witches, and vampires in a scholarly stew whipped up by Deborah Harkness in her novel “A Discovery of Witches.” This concoction is good enough to run Harkness far up the best-seller list and keep her there for a long time. Join me while I talk to Deborah about magic, romance, history and suspense and get to know this talented author. Whooooo!

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Alan Dershowitz Interview

October 10th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

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Super-lawyer Alan Dershowitz visits The Frumkes Show after having just returned from defending the Pope overseas and tells me he thinks he got a good result in this high-profile case. In any event as you know Alan is always brilliant, always, passionate, and always funny. He’s what I would call in Englicht an uber-mensch. During the interview we talk about his new best-selling thriller “The Trials of Zion,” just out from Grand Central Publishing as well as the real Middle-East. Few people know more about the Middle East and are able to crystallize the situation like Alan. . . don’t miss this one folks.

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Monique Truong Interview

September 26th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

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Monique Truong author of the much acclaimed The Book of Salt, visits me to discuss her latest effort Bitter In The Mouth. Truong is an asian transplant who studied at Yale and Columbia and has been winning plaudits from the literary mandarins who decide such things. Tune in and see what you think.

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Lan Samantha Chang Interview

September 19th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

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All is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost is the title of Sam’s latest novel which is so beautifully written that it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that Sam or Lan is still currently Professor of English at the University of Iowa and Director of the prestigious Iowa Writer’s Workshop there. Her life is full of early Harvard and Yale. And Chang lives up to her academic promise. . . she can really write. The story is set in a Writer’s Colony and includes the young prodigies, the revered master, the love interests etc. Great read, great book.

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David Mitchell Interview

July 18th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

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For a writer who has twice been nominated for the Mann Booker Prize, called a “genius” by the New York Times, and reviewed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review by Dave Eggers, David Mitchell is surprisingly modest about his achievements. Listen in while David tells me about his reverence for Ursula Le Guin, how he conceived “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet,” what his advice to other writers is, and how he keeps his life in fine harmony.

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Justin Peacock Interview

July 11th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

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Justin Peacock a Yale Law graduate sets his legal suspense novel, “Blind Man’s Alley,” in the thrilling  world of contemporary New York Real Estate, complete with Simon Roth head of a real-estate dynasty, underworld figures, and an alluring femme fatale. Join Justin and me as I question Justin and his  romain a clef for all the allusive Trumps and Dursts which I believe are buried in the story, and get to know Justin in the process.

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Nelson DeMille Interview

May 9th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

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If you have even dreamed of being a writer you would probably like to have penned Word of Honor, or The Charm School, The Gold Coast, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, or The General’s daughter which was made into a film starring John Travolta. .. . because this would make you one of the best-selling-authors of our time with over thirty million copy of your books in print and most in development as either films or television mini-series. Actually the man who did write these books is a modest soul who saw combat in as a war hero and was decorated with the Air Medal, The Bronze Star, and The Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Now my friend Nelson visits me on The Frumkes Show to discuss The Lion, his thrilling sequel to The Lion’s Game with an assassin so cool and frightening that I practically bit my nails to my elbows before finishing it. I invite you to meet the talented and funny Mr. Nelson DeMille. . . one of our best.

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