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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