Archive for January, 2009

Lawrence Block Interview

January 25th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


one-night-stands-and-lost-weekendsLarry Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1993, but readers everywhere already knew this. Stuart Woods once told me he learned much of what he knows from Larry Block. Larry has written so many books that it is difficult to keep up with them: the Bernie Rhodenbarr series; the Matthew Scudder series: The Evan Tanner series; Chip Harrison books, Keller books, Hitman books, and so on and so on. Larry is just terrific as a writer and as a friend, and I might add funny to boot. Here he talks about a volume of his early stories in which you can already see the magic of his pen. Fun interview.

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Steven Pinker Interview

January 18th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes

the-stuff-of-thought Steven Pinker is one of the world’s greatest cognitive scientists and thinkers straight from Harvard and MIT. Pinker graced the cover of the New York Times Magazine recently talking about his own genome which he had allowed to be decoded. Pinker is not only bright and nice, he is genuinely bold intellectually and he is really interesting. Hear us banter.

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Harry Hurt III Interview

January 11th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


hurt-yourselfLike the late George Plimpton Harry Hurt III does participatory journalism, often risking his neck riding polo, or risking his dignity for example dancing with the New York City Ballet. His many articles for the New York Times have been collected into a delightful book called Hurt Yourself. I talk with Harry about his life in journalism, and his views on life. He is a very cool character.

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Nicholas Sparks Interview

January 4th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes

the-lucky-oneNick who has become a good friend over the years, essentially owns his own genre. It is Message in a Bottle, The Notebook, and now The Lucky One. His books hug the best-seller lists. His movies break records and hearts. Meanwhile Nick coaches track in New Bern North Carolina, has opinions on everything, and underwrites philanthropies and other good works you probably are unaware of. He’s quite a guy. Meet him here on our radio show.

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