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Audio Interview with Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin, the award winning journalist and author of A Dove of the East and Other Stories and Winter’s Tale, talks with Don Swaim in this 1983 interview about his thoughts on politics and literature, book reviewers and how he approaches his writing style. Helprin also tells an interesting story about how he came to love writing at the age of seventeen, and how the British remind him to love his American culture. Helprin is the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award and the Prix de Rome.

Listen to the Mark Helprin interview with Don Swaim, December 2, 1983
(50 min. 35 sec.)

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In this 1991 interview with Don Swaim, Mark Helpin discusses his book Swan Lake as well as the novel he began in 1980, A Soldier of the Great War. He also discusses his experiences in politics, and running for officer while writing prize winning novels at the same time.

Listen to the Mark Helprin interview with Don Swaim, May 25, 1991
(50 min. 14 sec.)

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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 RealAudio.

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