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Gail Godwin Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / January 3, 2010

Gail Godwin is a lovely lady and an elegant writer. She was raised in Asheville North Carolina and many of her books are set in the South. She was three times nominated for the National Book Award, and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for […]

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Richard Lederer Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / December 13, 2009

Verbivore, logophile, word wizard, lexicraftologist, all of these apply to Richard Lederer who may just be our reigning expert and purveyor of recreational wordplay. He has written over thirty books on language with titles such as ANGUISHED ENGLISH, THE MIRACLE OF LANGUAGE, GET THEE TO A PUNNERY, THE CUNNING LINGUIST, […]

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Nicholson Baker Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / September 21, 2009

Nicholson Baker is one of our most intelligent writers. Years ago, I reviewed Nicholson’s unusual self-meditation about his obsession with John Updike, “U and I” in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, and then watched as he produced one extraordinary book after the other. “The Mezzanine,” “Vox,” “The Fermata,” […]

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Edward Teller Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / August 26, 2009

Edward Teller, who agreed in 1988 to let me interview him after he heard the title of my book “How to Raise Your I.Q. By Eating Gifted Children,” for which of course I love him is one of the most important and controversial scientists of the 20th century.  At the […]

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David Foster Wallace Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / August 25, 2009

Originally Aired in 1999; David Foster Wallace was a bedeviled wunderkind who had already written several books by the time he was 22. His best-known work was Infinite Jest, which takes on additional irony when one considers that Wallace committed suicide in 2008. During his lifetime he produced novels, essays, […]

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Jean Thompson Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / July 4, 2009

Jean Thompson has been called “America’s Alice Munro . . .one of the best contemporary short-story writers,” by Kirkus Reviews. Is she? Make up your own mind as I discuss her new volume “do not deny me,” with her. Or pick up one of her other collections, “Throw Like a […]

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Michael Connelly Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / February 19, 2009

His book, In the Shadow of the Master, might just as well refer to Michael who is considered by many to be just that a master of the tough guy crime novels. Check him out.

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Nicholas Sparks Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / January 4, 2009

Nick 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 […]

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