On this Sunday, you won’t find LOL Girl, Mike Hunt or Holden McGroyne. We’re going to try and do something a little different – a little serious.
I can hear you all clicking away now – maybe not all, but a lot of you.
Come back tomorrow for more sex with animals, drug stories, boyfriend problems or penis issues. Today we are being literary.
When I talk to young writers about Raymond Carver, I’m amazed that most at least know who he is and a lot have read his work. He was the best short story writer around and I still read him often.
Back in August of 2005, I had a chance to write about him in CityBeat and interviewed two people who knew him well – novelist and short story writer Richard Ford and Carver’s editor Gary Fisketjon – editor-at-large at Alfred A. Knopf, who is now Richard Ford’s editor. To read that interview, click here.
For many years, Don Swaim hosted a CBS radio show called “Wired for Books.” Raymond Carver was a guest on his show twice and you can hear both interviews by clicking here. Listen closely to the first interview. You can hear Carver smoking. It’s what killed him at the age of 50.
I hope some of you enjoy this today. We’ll get back to the oyster sucking later in the week.
(Photo of Raymond Carver from http://www.georgetown.edu)