Another Source for Book Talk

spoken_word_logo.jpgDon’t know about you, but I really enjoy reading and listening to author interviews. Among other things, you learn about the writing process and the back-story of different projects — books as well as movies and plays — that many of us are already reading and talking about. Plus, sometimes you hear an author talk about his or her work and the discussion turns you on to a book you weren’t otherwise considering. Heck, it’s why author events are often so worthwhile.

Last night for the first time I heard a program — The Spoken Word — some of you may have listened to before. I downloaded the show via iTunes (it’s an NPR-type program, but I don’t believe it’s broadcast locally; though I could be wrong — it’s happened before) and the particular program I caught included a long interview with Richard Russo, the fine writer of two books I have read recently, Empire Falls and Straight Man. Russo’s won a Pulitzer and the nature of the interview had to do with his work on several films, some based on his novels.

One thing I like about The Spoken Word is that it serves to promote Book Sense bookstores and usually highlights some Book Sense picks.

Anyway, I have added a link to The Spoken Word Web site to the “Book Notes” links list on the right-hand side of the page. Just in case you’d like to check it out. And if you discover a new read, I know a good place to find it.

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