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Monique Truong Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / September 26, 2010

Monique Truong author of the much acclaimed The Book of Salt, visits me to discuss her latest effort Bitter In The Mouth. Truong is an asian transplant who studied at Yale and Columbia and has been winning plaudits from the literary mandarins who decide such things. Tune in and see […]

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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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Yann Martel Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / March 28, 2010

This has been a week of Mann awards. . .  first Yann Martel who won the Mann Booker Prize for Life of Pi in 2002, then Miguel Syjuco who won the 2008 Mann Asian Award. In Beatrice and Virgil Henry receives a letter from a taxidermist offering a puzzle he […]

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Jules Feiffer Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / March 7, 2010

Jules Feiffer’s Pulitzer-winning comic strip ran for forty-two years in the Village Voice and one hundred other papers. A literary giant, Feiffer won an Obie Award for his play, Little Murders, plaudits for his screenplay Carnal Knowledge and an Oscar for his short animation Munro. In fact the list of his creative […]

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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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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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Yiyun Li Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / March 8, 2009

Set in China in the late 1970’s, Yiyun Li has written a stunning debut novel with unforgettable characters that haunt you long after you have finished reading the book. The love story between Nini a crippled girl and Bashi a sinister predator is an example of the unusual way in which Li […]

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Bernard Henri Levy Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / December 28, 2008

The great French philosopher chats with me while a French television team videos us.

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Stefan Merrill Block Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / June 8, 2008

First novelist Stefan Merrill Block makes a big wave with THE STORY OF FORGETTING. Don’t forget to tune in.

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Alan Furst Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / May 25, 2008

In this interview I talk to my good friend Alan Furst whom I have known since high school about the book The Spies of Warsaw, and about his life in writing generally. Alan has an encyclopedic knowledge of history and the forces that create the events he writes about.

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