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Podcast: John Barth

John Barth

‘In the latest Granta Podcast, John Barth – one of the pioneers of American literature – reads his essay ‘The End?’, from the current issue of the magazine, Exit Strategies, at a live event held at Books&Books in Miami on February 7.’


In the latest Granta Podcast, John Barth – one of the pioneers of American literature – reads his essay ‘The End?’, from the current issue of the magazine, Exit Strategies, at a live event held at Books&Books in Miami on February 7. He also discusses discovering William Faulkner and Lawrence Sterne as a student, the parallels between writing and arranging music, what happened to postmodernism and waiting for the muse to call.

You can also read responses to his essay by Colum McCann, A.L. Kennedy, Andrew Miller, Edmund White and John Banville, here
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John Barth

John Barth’s novels include The Floating Opera (1956), The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) and The Tidewater Tales (1987). His collections of short stories include Lost in the Funhouse (1968) and On with the Story (1996). He was awarded the Pen/Malamud award for excellence in the short story in 1998. His most recent novel is Every Third Thought: A Novel in Five Seasons (2011).

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