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Tony Hendra Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / February 7, 2010

Tony’s book Last Words which he wrote with George Carlin is careening around the best-seller lists as I write this, but Tony himself is here with me in the studio taping an interview. What makes this particular interview special is that Tony and I, old friends, are having a rollicking […]

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Audrey Niffenegger Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / December 20, 2009

“I’m 39 years old, and I grew up in Evanston, Illinois, which is the first suburb north of Chicago. I’m a spinster (albeit a spinster with a permanent boyfriend) and I live in a white stucco bungalow with my cats, Muybridge and Claudine. I’ve been writing since I was a […]

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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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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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Jennet Conant Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / December 7, 2008

Jeanette is a fascinating woman who writes fascinating books. As the daughter of James Conant one time president of Harvard University Jeanette grew up around fascinating characters. In The Irregulars she talks about some dashing British intelligence agents during World War II whose names may surprise you. Do the names Roald Dahl, […]

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Jeffery Deaver Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / October 19, 2008

Jeffery is one of our most intelligent suspense writers and author most recently of The Broken Window, a Lincoln Rhyme novel. He will be one of our Best-Selling-Authors at Marymount on March 19th.

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Sandra Brown Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / August 31, 2008

Sandra is a brilliant writer and former beauty queen who knows how to seduce people with her writing and with her southern lilt when she speaks. A real treat to listen to. Smoke Screen is her latest thriller.

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Mary Higgins Clark Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / June 15, 2008

Often called the Queen of Suspense, and paid mega millions for her efforts, Mary Higgins Clark is not only one of our world class story tellers, who sells more books than there are people, but she is one of the nicest and most interesting ladies you will ever meet. I […]

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Nicholson Baker Interview

By Lewis Frumkes / March 9, 2008

Since I reviewed Nicholson Baker for the New York Times Book Review years ago,  he has become one of our most inventive and daring writers, unafraid to experiment stylistically or  raise hackles wherever he thinks necessary. Often writing with his tongue lodged firmly in his cheek, Nicholson skewers his targets […]

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