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Audio Interview with Robert Barnard

Mystery writer Robert Barnard talks with Don Swaim about literature in this 1984 interview. Barnard begins to explain the formula for writing a successful mystery novel. One of his tricks is to create plenty of nasty, monstrous characters, so in the event of a character's death, the novel will not be devoid of interesting content. Barnard also claims a good novel will have a blend of irony and satire to keep the novel from becoming stale. Barnard's novels include At Death's Door, Death on the High C's, Blood Brotherhood, A Fatal Attachment and many more.

Listen to the Robert Barnard interview with Don Swaim, March 19, 1984
(20 min. 49 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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