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Written, audio, and video interviews offer you the opportunity to "hear" directly from authors as they talk about their writing or read from their new work.

  • BBC Voices from the Archive: classic recordings of interviews with 20th century writers.
  • Book Radio: flashy web "radio" station that is entertaining as well as informative.
  • features a literary smorgasbord of the best current books with an excerpt from each to sample.
  • BookWorm (KCRW): a must for the serious reader, BookWorm showcases writers—established, new, or emerging—all interviewed with insight and precision by the show's host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt.
  • Bookwrap Central: a publishers-sponsored service for booksellers, visit this website for streaming video interviews and readings by current authors.
  • The Charlie Rose Show: the eponymous host and his author guests engage in "really good conversation... informed, spirited, souful".
  • CSPAN, Booknotes: sophisticated interviews and commentaries on books of politics, history, and social commentary.
  • CSPAN 2 Book TV: focusing on serious nonfiction and the publishing industry, Book TVairs continuously each weekend from Saturday at 8 a.m. to Monday at 8 a.m. on C-SPAN2.
  • Loose Leaf Book Company: a weekly, hour-long radio series for adults that celebrates children's literature.
  • NPR Fresh Air with Terry Gross: the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues frequentlly features conversations with authors.
  • Salon Magazine: don't miss this website's provocative interviews and audio clips.
  • Wired for Books: listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century as recorded in radio interviews from Don Swaim's CBS radio studio in New York, publicly available for the first time in their entirety.
  • The Write Stuff: contemporary, cutting-edge authors on why they write, literary theories, art versus commerce, and more.

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