Thursday, March 19, 2009

Podcast 2 : the life and works of Richard Yates

Our second podcast is an interview with our former colleague, John Fanagan, who has been using his recent retirement to discover the works of the American novelist Richard Yates, left (1926-92). Relatively neglected in recent years, a lot of attention is now being directed at Yates due to the success of the film version of his best-known novel, Revolutionary Road. John recently blogged here on Yates, but now provides us with a detailed advocacy of a man who he calls 'a remarkable writer' and who is 'very easy to relate to: his prose is very clear, very accessible and very eloquent.' John also discusses other books, such as Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (short stories, 1962) and A Good School (1974).

Listen to the discussion via the player below.

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