Listen to the James Patterson interview with Don Swaim in RealAudio on Wired for Books
Listen to the Richard Adams interview with Don Swaim in RealAudio on Wired for Books Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, The Plague Dogs, Maia, and Shardik, talks with Don Swaim in this 1985 interview. Adams credits his entire writing career to fellow author, Joseph Campbell and Campbell’s book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which synthesizes the common themes a hero faces throughout world mythology.
Adams did not start writing until he was in his forties, but he had always been a storyteller, which he explains is one of the oldest professions in the world. His father told stories to him and eventually he began telling stories to his children. After years of private storytelling, Adams’ children prompted him to write down his stories and Watership Down was born.
In a nonfiction book with the pace of a thriller James Patterson tells the extraordinary and dramatic true story of one familys struggle with an agonizing medi Oct 17
H. F. Saint, author of Memoirs of an Invisible Man, talks with Don Swaim in this 1987 interview about how Saint conceived the idea to write a book about an invisible man. To H. F. Saint’s surprise, the book was later made into a movie. One of the hardest challenges was how to portray an invisible man on screen. This book became popular enough that H. F. Saint is able to be a full time writer. Listen to this and more in this 1987 interview.
June 15, 1987