Monday, March 21, 2011

A Converation with Kate Atkinson (2006)

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Nancy Pearl spoke with Kate Atkinson in 2006. I thought I wouldn't want to watch almost a half hour of conversation from that many years ago, but I was charmed! If you love Kate and have the time, I recommend sitting in.

Nancy describes Kate's work as 'intelligent' and 'humorous', with 'complex plots'. They agree to refer to her books as 'comedies of manners' although readers may think of them as 'literate mysteries'.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Kate Atkinson 12/4/2006 29:23
Nancy Pearl's guest on this episode of Book Lust is British author Kate Atkinson. Atkinson was born in York in 1951 and studied English Literature at Dundee University. She began writing for women's magazines after winning the 1986 Woman's Own Short Story Competition. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum (1995), won the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year award, beating Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh and Roy Jenkins' biography Gladstone. Her latest books are Case Histories (2004), and One Good Turn (2006).

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