The Glenn and Helen Show: Claire and Mischa Berlinski on Two New Novels
It's a brother-sister novelist act, as Glenn Reynolds and Helen Smith talk to Claire Berlinski, author of last year's powerful nonfiction book, %%AMAZON=1400097703 Menace in Europe%% and now of a new novel of Internet dating and espionage, %%AMAZON=1400062950 Lion Eyes%% -- and her brother, Mischa Berlinski, whose novel %%AMAZON=0374299161 Fieldwork,%% on missionaries, anthropologists, and murder in the hills of Thailand was published on the same day as Lion Eyes. The conversation ranges from Internet dating and blogger romance, to the historical conflicts between missionaries and anthropologists, to the advantages of novel-writing over having to hold a real job. Plus, a year-later look at how the predictions in Menace in Europe -- which is now out in %%AMAZON=1400097703 paperback%% -- have held up. (And last year's interview with Claire Berlinski on that book can be found here.) This podcast sponsored by Volvo Motors USA: listen to it below the fold.
February 19, 2007 - 7:17 am