Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Her latest book examines the lives of four past presidents to understand what it takes to lead in turbulent times. Their stories, she says, hold valuable lessons for today.
Whether you’re kicking back in a hammock reading a favorite novel, or stuck at work dreaming of the moment you can lay your towel down on the sand and crack open a great book, this week’s podcast is for you. Diane takes a look back through her archives to bring you some of her favorite author interviews.
The first is a 2015 conversation with Stephen King after the publication of “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams,” a collection of short stories that both terrify and delight.
Next, a 2006 interview with National Book Award winner Alice McDermott about her novel, “After This,” the story of an Irish-American family and their joys, sorrows and redemption.
Finally, Diane spoke with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri in 2013 about “The Lowland,” a novel about two brothers from Calcutta, India, who respond to their country’s political turmoil in dramatically different ways.
- Alice McDermott Author of "The Ninth Hour" and seven previous novels, including the National Book Award-winning "Charming Billy."
- Stephen King Author of more than 50 books
- Jhumpa Lahiri Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Interpreter of Maladies," "The Namesake" and "Unaccustomed Earth."
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