Living Through the Radio

November 28, 2007 § 2 Comments

Somehow I’ve so far neglected to mention the highlight of my week. Last Sunday was the first half of a two-part interview Eleanor Wachtel did with Philip Pullman last month in Toronto. If I had known he was going to cross the ocean (he vowed never to do so again) I probably would have sold both my kidney and my first-born to get there. Anyway, he was headlining a conference hosted by Trinity College (ingratiating) entitled Particles of Narrative.

According to my own Literary Pantheon, Pullman reigns supreme in the flying buttresses, lawn-bowling with Dahl and Nesbit. I constantly refer to The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife when I’m working on my own novel, and I always come away inspired and awe-struck.

Anyway, you can listen to the interview here, for a few months at least, or if you subscribe to the podcast, you can keep it and listen to it forevermore.

The second half airs on Sunday afternoon.


§ 2 Responses to Living Through the Radio

  • Gankaku says:

    I think his interview with Eleanor was terrific (although, as you pointed out then, it doesn’t sound like she’s as familiar with his work as she usually is with other authors)…

    And then so many other amazing writers at the Particles of Narrative conference… Kenneth Oppel (loved the Airborne books), Megan Turner Whalen (The Thief trilogy is fantastic), and Sarah Ellis and Tim Wynne-Jones, deserving winners of Canada’s greatest literary prize: the Governor-General’s Medal.

    How I wish we could have been there. We should have been there!

  • Moira says:

    hey kristina, having just caught my breath this month I am at last catching up with your posts. Maybe it’s the time of year but I am in the middle of reading Philip Pullman’s trilogy. Fantastic.


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