Martin on His ‘Game of Thrones’ Inspiration

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Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin describes the realities of human nature that underpin the success of the book series that spawned a hit television series. Transcript You can also watch the full version of this interview. CHRIS UHLMANN, PRESENTER: The land of Westeros is the mythical setting for the blockbuster book and mini-series that [….]

Rare Recording of James Joyce Reading ‘Ulysses’

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From Flavorwire: While celebrating Bloomsday — the day we celebrate James Joyce’s 1922 novel, Ulysses. Our friends at Open Culture have shared a wonderful audio recording of the author reading the Aeolus episode from his book, recorded in 1924. “I believe that it expressed something he wanted said and preserved in his own voice. As [….]

Neil Gaiman Reads from His Novel THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE

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From one of our favorites: A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.