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Audio Interview with Paul Watkins

Paul Watkins, author of Archangel, The Forger, In the Blue Light of African Dreams, and Stand Before Your God, talks with Don Swaim in this 1993 interview about the importance of keeping a diary. Paul Watkins gives reasons why it is important to keep a diary and also talks about memory and the way a chain of events can bring other memories to the surface. As he speaks of memory, he starts to recall stories that inspired him such as WWII German SS, the IRA, and much more. He wrote his first book, Night Over Day Over Night, when he was 16 years old. Also, he stresses doing field research before writing and tells some stories about some of the things he did in the name of research.

Listen to the Paul Watkins interview with Don Swaim, February 23, 1993
(38 min. 31 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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