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When Giants Walked The Earth

Saturday’s Guardian has a long piece by broadcaster Mark Lawson about Capturing America, a new BBC Radio 4 series on the history of American literature. Judging by the article the series will be well worth checking out, but in the meantime the BBC have posted extended versions of the interviews on which the series is based on their website. I’ve only managed to listen to the Marilynne Robinson interview thus far, but there are more than twenty others there, ranging from Stephen King to John Updike and Don Delillo (whose new novel, Point Omega, was reviewed in Saturday’s New York Times). If you’ve got a few minutes I highly recommend taking a look: it’s an amazing resource.

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