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Audio Interviews with Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams got the idea for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy while hitchhiking through Europe as a teenager. Author of Life, the Universe and Everything, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Adams calls himself a comedy writer who uses the science fiction format. Douglas Adams talks with Don Swaim in 1983 about looking at the stars and deciding to write a galactic hitchhiker's guide, and being influenced by the writing of P. G. Wodehouse.

Listen in RealAudio to the Douglas Adams interview with Don Swaim, October 17, 1983
(23 min. 58 sec.)

Douglas Adams, 1983
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In a second Douglas Adams interview, he talks with Don Swaim in 1989 about searching for the Yangtze River dolphin in China, promoting the conservation of wildlife and his novel, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.

Listen in RealAudio to the Douglas Adams interview with Don Swaim, March 20, 1989
(25 min. 07 sec.)

Douglas Adams, 1989
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For many years most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. Wired for Books is proud to webcast these interviews in their entirety.

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