Radio Show

David Mitchell Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / July 18, 2010

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 […]

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Jane Smiley Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / April 4, 2010

Jane Smiley’s name says it all. She is smiley, as well as smart, sassy, saucy, and serious. She won the Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Acres but has won and deserved many other awards for her numerous novels, non-fiction books, and even young-adult books. Jane is a fascinating woman. She […]

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Richard Peck Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / November 7, 2009

It may sound strange, but Richard Peck reminds me somehow of a James Ellroy for youngsters. This Newberry-Award-winner, and National Book-Award-finalist, with sixty or seventy books to his credit, mines the fields of horror, caper, mystery, the occult, and history for his legions of young-adult fans. He enthralls them and […]

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Lisa See Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / May 28, 2009

Shanghai was once the Paris of Asia, beautiful women, gangsters, gambling, mystery and adventure. Lisa See sets her elegantly written novel of two sisters, in the Shanghai of 1937 to 1957, the period when the city was at its most glamourous and dangerous. See who wrote Peony In Love, Snow […]

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Interview with Flora Fraser

By Lewis Frumkes / May 10, 2009

Flora Fraser, the elegant biographer of Pauline Bonaparte, who incidentally is the stepdaughter of playwright Harold Pinter (Nobel Prize 2005) who married her mother, Lady Antonia Fraser, stops by to discuss Napoleon’s sister who was once considered the most beautiful woman in Europe. Not only was Pauline Bonaparte beautiful, she […]

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Interview with Adam Gopnik

By Lewis Frumkes / May 3, 2009

While Adam is probably best known as an essayist and commentator for The New Yorker he is also the author of the widely admired memoirs “Paris To The Moon,” and its sequel “Through The Children’s Gate.” In our interview Adam talks with me about “Angels and Ages,” a recent book […]

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Angela Von Der Lippe Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / March 15, 2009

This charming scholar and senior editor at Norton has written a fascinating book about Lou Andreas Salome, celebrated muse to Nietzsche, and Freud among others. What makes some women so alluring? Find out on this show.

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Graham Robb Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / November 1, 2007

THE DISCOVERY OF FRANCE has been called the greatest book about travelling through France by bicycle ever written.

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Alan Furst Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / March 1, 1997

Alan on his recent book THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT. Alan owns the spy novel from 1936 to 1944.

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