Last week in “What We’re Reading,” we noted a video of a Book TV interview with James McPherson where he discusses his writing and research. This interview is actually one of a series of video interviews from BookTV, all of which focus on writers speaking about writing. Here now is a look at a few other interviews from this series that may be of interest. Also, see the complete collection of Writers on Writing videos online.
Writers on Writing
The Writers on Writing interview series from BookTV “gives viewers an insider’s look” at the writing habits of an assortment of authors and historians. Here are a few you might want to check out:
- John Hope Franklin
- Nell Irvin Painter
- David Levine
- Eva Brann
- Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle on Studs Terkel
- James McPherson
- Francine Prose on Anne Frank
- Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
Beyond the “Writers on Writing” series, check out other videos from the BookTV YouTube channel. Like their collection of videos on History and Biography and Abraham Lincoln. See all the collections of videos here.
One of the most recent videos BookTV has posted is with historian Gordon Wood, on his book Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.