Happy Friday, listeners! Here’s a round-up of some new and noteworthy interviews and points of interest from around the web.
Jeanette Walls, author of the incredible memoir The Glass Castle, has a new novel out called The Silver Star. Although she’s stepping over from non-fiction to fiction, the story still embodies the themes of children facing adversity and adults behaving badly, so fans of The Glass Castle should give it a listen. She recently did a short interview on CNN talking about the new book and how she pulled from her own life to write it:
Lauren Wisenberger’s latest book Revenge Wears Prada was narrated by Meg Hilty, a first-time audiobook narrator but established Broadway performer and TV actress. She’s best known for her role as Glinda in Wicked, and as Ivy Lynn on the TV show Smash. Here, she talks about her experience narrating such well-established characters as those in the Devil Wears Prada series:
I have never seen an episode of Duck Dynasty and am a bit baffled by the crazy popularity of it all, but for those of you who can’t get enough, here’s an audio interview of Phil Robertson talking about life, family and Happy, Happy, Happy:
Here’s a creep-tastic book trailer for Lauren Beukes’ The Shining Girls (a book that I am very much looking forward to reading). I’ve gotta say, the production value of book trailers has come a looong way. As far as book trailers go, this one gives you lots of meat in regards to the plot and characters in the book.
And finally, check out these very cool shirts and other merch emblazoned with cover images and graphics from your favourite classic books, made by the wonderful people at Out of Print Clothing! They have dozens of designs and items to choose from and make perfect gifts for book lovers.