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View Resource British Broadcasting Company: Audio Interviews with Writers

The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) has a prodigious archive of audio interviews from their many decades of radio broadcasting, with this particular site paying homage to the many fine writers who they have spoken to over the years. Visitors can listen to the likes of Kingsley Amis talking about why he started writing, Robert Graves discussing his masterpiece "I, Claudius," and Virginia Woolf's...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour
View Resource Powells.com: Author Interviews

A number of publishing houses and well-regarded independent booksellers have placed author interviews on their respective Web sites, but this particular one from the massive Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon may be one of the most intriguing online collections available. Containing over 50 interviews, the authors profiled here include Ann Patchett, David Halberstam, Paul Theroux, Susan Orlean,...

http://www.powells.com/reader/interviews/
View Resource Wired for Books

Developed by the Ohio University Telecommunications Center, with the kind assistance of the Ohio Humanities Council, this site brings together a number of rather fine audio recordings of authors reading their own works, video recordings of a number of plays, and an extensive archive of author interviews conducted by Don Swaim from his national syndicated program, Book Beat, which was produced in...

http://wiredforbooks.org/
View Resource The Paris Review: Interviews

While its celebrated editor George Plimpton, the noted author, critic, and one-time Detroit Lion is no longer with us, the Paris Review continues to delight and stimulate readers around the world. Recently, the Review received a substantial grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to place all of their "Writer at Work" interviews online so that anyone around the world can read them at their...

https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews
View Resource Connie Martinson Talks Books

Connie Martinson has been in love with literature for her entire life, and she has parlayed that particular passion into the program "Connie Martinson Talks Books". Her long-running program has played host to Gore Vidal, Studs Terkel, Joyce Carol Oates, Ray Bradbury and many others. The series is taped in Los Angeles, and over the past few years Claremont College has been actively involved in...

http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/landingpage/collecti...
View Resource The Guardian Books Podcast

The Guardian is distinguished for its fine reporting on a range of subjects of great importance, and is well known for its book reviews. The staff also puts out a weekly podcast about the world of books, which bibliophiles will enjoy. Currently, there are over 450 podcasts available, and visitors can scroll through them at their leisure. Some of the recent offerings include conversations with...

http://www.theguardian.com/books/series/books
View Resource Q&A Screenshot

The C-SPAN series "Q & A" brings together "interesting people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science & technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work." The program started in 2004, and visitors can view all of the past episodes here, along with taking in the latest edition of this engaging program. Visitors can look at This Sunday to...

https://www.c-span.org/series/?qa
View Resource National Endowment for the Arts: Podcasts, Webcasts & Webinars Screenshot

Over the past few years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has conducted a plethora of interviews with America's distinguished roster of talented authors, musicians, painters, and other creative types. A new podcast is released each Thursday, and visitors can browse the offerings here by date or alphabetically. Some of the more recent interviewees include George Wein (noted jazz concert...

https://www.arts.gov/podcasts
View Resource Fiction Writers Review Screenshot

If you want to write, read. And if you want to read about fiction writing, a good place to start is the Fiction Writers Review. Completely free and jam packed with writers writing about writing, this continually updated online periodical will fill you up with ideas and images. Start with the homepage, where you can explore numerous Features, ranging from interviews to essays. Then explore Popular...

http://fictionwritersreview.com
View Resource MIT Press Podcasts Screenshot

MIT Press has been publishing academic literature for more than half a century. They publish over 200 books a year, as well as more than 30 award-winning journals. The MIT Press Podcasts, featured here, are posted about half a dozen times a year. In each episode, a newly published author is interviewed about his or her ideas. For example, in Episode 78, Jeffrey Pomeranz, a visiting professor at...

https://mitpress.mit.edu/multimedia
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