Fiction author interviews
February 3, 2014 10:50 PM   Subscribe

I very much love reading and listening to interviews of fiction authors. Right now my sources are Fresh Air, NPR books podcast, dianne Rehm, the Paris review, poets and writers, and on point. I would like recommendations for other sources. Thanks!
posted by bananafish to Writing & Language (13 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
The Nerdist Writers' Panel includes authors of fiction and also other media/genres.
posted by wintersweet at 10:58 PM on February 3

Brad Listi's podcast, Other People, is one of my favorite things ever.
posted by samizdat at 11:14 PM on February 3 [2 favorites]

The Guardian's Book Podcast is pretty good for author interviews and analysis.
posted by sapien at 12:31 AM on February 4

The Hay Festival has an archive dating back to the mid nineties. It is a treasure trove. You can search by genre, artist, and which festival - not only across years but it also includes their other events round the world in places like Beirut, Dhaka and Cartagena.
posted by MuffinMan at 12:48 AM on February 4

CBC's Writers and Company is the gold standard for author interviews.
posted by thisclickableme at 2:31 AM on February 4 [3 favorites]

I heartily second the endorsement for "Writers and Company."
posted by erlking at 5:13 AM on February 4

I'm a huge fan of KCRW's Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt.
posted by fryman at 6:09 AM on February 4 [1 favorite]

The Missouri Review blog.
posted by mrfuga0 at 6:54 AM on February 4 [1 favorite]

I came in here to recommend Bookworm. Silverblatt is the world's best reader and he finds things in books that the writers themselves are surprised about. Very frequently, at the end of an interview, the writer will say something to the effect of "this is the best interview about this book I've had yet."
posted by janey47 at 9:49 AM on February 4

There are a lot of great novelist interviews in the BBC Desert Island Disks archive. It's also a great pleasure hear the old interviews from the 70's and 80's.
posted by beisny at 11:17 AM on February 4

Michael Krasny hosts a show called Forum on KQED radio. He does a fabulous job of interviewing fiction writers. On Monday he is interviewing Roddy Doyle.
posted by Fairchild at 5:36 PM on February 7 [1 favorite]

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