August 13, 2010
Robert Gottlieb speaks to Andrew Martin about Charles Dickens’s troubled life, his best and worst novels, and how to read without editing.
July 9, 2010
Derek Walcott recites “Fare Well” by Walter de la Mare and reads “The Hulls of White Yachts” from his latest collection, White Egrets.
July 1, 2010
Charles Rosen plays the music of Frédéric Chopin and talks to Chris Carroll about the composer’s surprising radicalism and the critical controversy surrounding his work, the mysterious spianato style, and whether there is a right way to play Chopin’s music.
May 19, 2010
Dan Chiasson reads from The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, which he reviewed in the April 29, 2010 issue of The New York Review, and talks to Gabriel Winslow-Yost about accidental greatness, lonely translators, and reading at stoplights.