These days, I tend to listen to NPR in slow bursts, mostly while I'm in the kitchen cooking or cleaning. I've started relying on the NPR One app, which predicts what stories you're interested in, but it also lets you search by topic and show, as well as mark the stories you think are interesting (and skip those you don't.) I also welcome the ability to rewind and fast forward. After using the app for several months, it finally seems to get that I really like stories about fiction (big surprise, right?), but it's been such fun this week to hear interviews with three authors whose books I've enjoyed this month. I read a lot of interviews with authors, but there's something so fascinating to me about hearing them speak. Here are links to those interviews in case you want to take a listen to:
- Tessa Hadley, Family Bonds Are Never Bland In 'The Past' (my review of The Past)
- Helen Ellis, Frisky, Subversive 'American Housewife' Practices Shock And Awwww (my 5-star review of American Housewife)
- Elizabeth Strout on Fresh Air (my review of My Name Is Lucy Barton)
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