Sunday, February 03, 2008

Need to be read to?

As some of you know, I like to listen to books on tape, NPR, and things of that nature while I knit. I thought I'd share two writing-related audio features I just learned about:

1. The New Yorker has published free audio clips of authors reading their favorite short stories and discussing them with the fiction editor of the magazine. So far, I've listed to Jhumpa Lahiri reading/discussing William Trevor's A Day, and boy was it worth the 45 minutes! I learned a lot about the story, which I had read already. Go to and search for New Yorker. The fiction should be easy to find.

2. recently featured Billy Collins in its Video Dog feature. Click here to watch him talk about poetry and the writing process in general. Best Blogger Tips


Repeater said...

Great tip, bug. I'll have to check it out,

TI said...

I'm so out of the whole itunes thing. Do you have to pay to download these author-readings?

Writer bug said...

No! They're free! Some things on Itunes you pay for, other things are free downloads. You just need to install itunes, and then when you click on the New Yorker link, it will open Itunes and download the programs. I listed to another one last night--so good!