Writers are readers first. So whom do they read? What did they read as children? Which writers influence them today? What do they read for entertainment? These are some of the questions that librarian Nancy Pearl and playwright Jeff Schwager pose to 22 current writers, including T.C. Boyle, Louise Erdrich, Laurie Frankel, and Richard Ford. The questions elicit a mix of thoughtful, informative, fun answers. Sadly, they make for a mixed audio experience, largely because the interviews have been re-created by Pearl and Schwager with five authors reading their own words and the rest being read by narrators. The pace can be choppy, and what should sound "live" does not. Despite the confusing production, the content is fascinating. Listen with note-taking pen in hand. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780063034754 $26.99
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