Lan Samantha Chang Interview

September 19th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes


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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Camilla Lackberg Interview

May 2nd, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

the-ice-princess1Everyone knows Steig Larsson, but Camilla Lackberg another young Swedish writer was voted Swedish Writer of the Year for 2005. Her crime books have already sold a million and a half copies and with the publication of The Ice Princess, these figures will undoubtedly be eclipsed. Camilla had been called Sweden’s new Agatha Christie and indeed while she is charming and engaging, and sweet as sugar, she takes her blood and dagger writing very seriously. Tune in and meet one of Sweden’s best young writers.

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Graham Robb Interview

April 11th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes


Graham Robb is arguably the best biographer of France writing today. His “Discovery of France” won so many awards it would be difficult to enumerate them here. Now Robb has come out with “Parisians,” an adventure history of Paris. But it is the Paris you never knew. From the Revolution to the present Robb has distilled a series of astonishing true narratives including an account of Napoleon’s first sexual encounter. For all those who love the city of light and love, you will be enchanted even further by Graham Robb and “Parisians.” Join us as I talk with this preeminent biographer on The Frumkes Show.

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Sarah Lyall Interview

December 21st, 2008 by Lewis Frumkes


the-anglo-filesSarah Lyall who used to write a book column for the New York Times among other things married an Englishman and moved to London ten years ago. Result, she penned THE ANGLO FILES; A Field Guide to the British. Kirkus said of it “Fresh, funny and occasionally wicked.” Listen to our interview. . . same thing, fresh, funny, and occasionally wicked.

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Josephine Hart Interview

April 24th, 2008 by Lewis Frumkes


catching-life-by-the-throatMarried to Maurice Saatchi, Josephine Hart may just be one Britain’s great literary treasures. Brilliant and charming, every word sparkles. If you haven’t read Damage, or Oblivion you are doing yourself a disservice.

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Richard Reeves Interview

January 20th, 2008 by Lewis Frumkes


a-force-of-natureRichard who at one time was chief foreign correspondent for The New York Times as written a superb biography of Rutherford one of the lesser known but truly great geniuses of modern history. Rutherford is responsible for the physical representation of the atom the way we all know it. Reeves is a spectacular writer.

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