T.C. Boyle Interview

February 14th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes


T.C. Boyle, or Tommy Boyle, who made up his middle name Corraghasan or however the hell you spell it, is wildly imaginative, funny, and a great story-teller. Wild Child, his latest collection of short stories is a perfect example.  However if you’ve never read, met or heard Tommy before do drop into the Frumkes show and hear the two of us laugh and carry on. By the way T.C. Boyle lives in a house in Montecito California in which Frank Lloyd Wright one of his heroes, once lived.

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Interview with Wells Tower

April 26th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


everything-ravaged-everything-burnedWells Tower is one of those young, much heralded writers who lives up to his promise.  His stories in “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned,” many of which first appeared in “The New Yorker,” McSweeneys,” and the “Paris Review” are just a little off beat, just a little bit funny, just beautifully crafted.  Meet him now so that you know who he is when he scorches the literary sky’s in the next few years.

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Sana Krasikov Interview

November 2nd, 2008 by Lewis Frumkes


one-more-yearSana is simply one of the most talented young short story writers to come along in quite a while.

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Nam Le Interview

May 11th, 2008 by Lewis Frumkes


the-boatBorn in Viet Nam and raised in Australia Nam Le  along with Sana Krasikov is one of the talented newcomers on the contemporary literary scene. Currently fiction editor of  the Harvard Review, he talks to me about The Boat , a stunning collection of short stories recently published by Knopf.

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Lisa Dickler Awano Interview

November 1st, 2007 by Lewis Frumkes


the-view-from-castle-rockLisa, who has written extensively about Alice Munro and actually interviewed the great Canadian short story writer talks with me here about Alice, and we include part of a taped interview with Munro which Alice conducted not long ago.

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