When I’m not listening to audiobooks or a Phillies game, I’m usually addictively listening to our local NPR station WHYY. It is almost all talk, about politics, health, culture, you name it, and I learn a tremendous amount by listening. I feel really lucky to live in this particular area and to have this as a radio option. The various interviewers frequently have writers as their guests, and two authors on the 1001 Books list have been interviewed this week about their new books. I thought I would give you a chance to listen in.
Today’s interview on Tell Me More was with Aravind Adiga, author of Booker winner The White Tiger which I reviewed recently. Last week Marty Moss-Coane, whose work is remarkable on a daily basis, interviewed Jeanette Winterson, author of Oranges are Not the Only Fruit and Sexing the Cherry.
When you need a break from reading, check these interviews out, but I warn you, you may actually become addicted to my wonderful local station (which you can listen to online if you aren’t lucky (??) enough to live in or near Philly).