Month: December 2010

Mike Leigh II (BSS #373)

Mike Leigh’s most recent film is Another Year, which is now playing in American theaters and is very much worth your attention. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #238. There’s a very lengthy review of Another Year from October that relates to this rather unusual interview, which is part straight journalism and part Read More

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Andrew O’Hagan (BSS #372)

Andrew O’Hagan is most recently the author of The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Feeling sartorially inadequate and unwilling to beg for his dinner from the table. Author: Andrew O’Hagan Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: It is interesting. You want Read More

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Paul Murray, Part Two (BSS #371)

Paul Murray is most recently the author of Skippy Dies. On December 5, 2010, the Irish novelist Paul Murray encountered one of Mr. Segundo’s many agents before a full audience at Word Brooklyn. The two gentlemen proceeded to talk, with smart audience interjection and Mr. Murray reading from the book, for a little under 90 Read More

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Paul Murray, Part One (BSS #370)

Paul Murray is most recently the author of Skippy Dies. On December 5, 2010, the Irish novelist Paul Murray encountered one of Mr. Segundo’s many agents before a full audience at Word Brooklyn. The two gentlemen proceeded to talk, with smart audience interjection and Mr. Murray reading from the book, for a little under 90 Read More

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Paolo Bacigalupi (BSS #369)

Paolo Bacigalupi is most recently the author of Ship Breaker. His short story collection, Pump Six, has been recently issued in paperback. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Attempting to juggle several bleak futures. Author: Paolo Bacigalupi Subjects Discussed: How to stay writing after getting four novels rejected, Schopenhauer and the will to write, Mr. Bacigalupi’s bleak Read More

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Cynthia Ozick II (BSS #368)

“Once you know the character, you can hear the character speak. And of course, they all speak in their own voices. I don’t know if that’s really related to music. I think that’s more related to seeing. Because you see the character. And if you see visually the character, then if I am looking at you, the voice that comes out of you is naturally yours.” Read More

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Susan Straight (BSS #367)

Susan Straight is most recently the author of Take One Candle, Light a Room. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Exploding Roman candles overlooked by the elite. Author: Susan Straight Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Straight: I think what I’m trying to say about America is that it’s a series of villages. And everyone has Read More

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