Lit Podcasts: 9/2/10: John Williams, Adam Langer, James Mauro, Ayelet Waldman

Leonard Lopate and Morris Dickstein, Distinguished Professor of English and Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center, discusses John Williams: author of the 1965 novel, Stoner.

Novelist Adam Langer talks about his latest work, The Thieves of Manhattan, which serves as: a comical literary caper, an exploration of authenticity and fakery, and a tribute to books.

James Mauro discusses the 1939 World’s Fair, which took place at an important turning point for America—the window of time between the Great Depression and World War II (at Leonard Lopate).

Ayelet Waldman talks about her latest novel, Red Hook Road. (at Leonard Lopate)

This is a little old, but interesting. Colin Marshall (mp3) talks to Chris Wickham, Chichele Professor of Medieval History at Oxford University, Fellow of All Souls College and author of The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000, the latest in Penguin’s sprawling History of Europe series.