Phillip Adams & Ramona Koval: The Tricky Author Interview [HD]

This is an excerpt of a talk filmed at the Perth Writers Festival 2011, watch the talk in full at the ABC Big Ideas TV website www.abc.net.au During their broadcasting careers, ABC Radio National hosts Ramona Koval and Phillip Adams have met and talked with some of literature’s most fascinating minds. In this entertaining session from the Perth Writers Festival, the two RN stalwarts swap stories about their best and worst ever interviews with famous authors including Gore Vidal, Arthur Miller, Christopher Hitchens and literary “bad boy” Brett Easton Ellis. This event was presented by the Perth Writers Festival and hosted by critic, Mark Naglazas. Phillip Adams has been the host of ABC Radio National program “Late Night Live” for twenty years. He is a regular columnist for “The Australian”. His memoir “Backstage Politics: Fifty Years of Political Memories” was published in 2011. Ramona Koval is a radio broadcaster and host of ABC Radio National’s literary program “The Book Show”, which airs each weekday. She has written several books including the novel “Samovar”, two Jewish cookbooks and most recently “Speaking Volumes: Conversations with Remarkable Writers”.

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