Michael Palin on The Truth | Tantorious

Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio.

B1609 TruthPalin L8 14 Michael Palin on The Truth | Tantorious

Michael Palin is a comedian, novelist, actor, and playwright best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. His first novel, Hemingway’s Chair, published in 1998, was a national bestseller and a New York Times notable book of the year. His new novel, The Truth, is a warm and witty story of a journey to India.

 

 

Excerpts from the audio interview:

Q: How did you come to write novels?

A: I was always interested in all forms of writing, fiction especially. I wanted at one point to actually write a story entirely on my own. It just took a long time to find the time to do it, and that became Hemingway’s Chair. It was a good enough experience that I decided to write another one.

Q: Why are your characters often described as Everyman types?

A: They’re ordinary people who are propelled into extraordinary situations and adventures. Keith Mabbut, the main character in The Truth, is a writer who’s not particularly successful, has dreams and ambitions, and suddenly life takes a turn for the extraordinary. I think that’s what a lot of people dream about in their own lives.

Listen to a sample of the Tantor audiobook edition of The Truth, narrated by Alex Jennings.

Subscribe directly to the Tantorious podcast via iTunes or RSS feed:

Share
Tantor Audio About Tantor Audio

Tantor is a leading independent audiobook publisher that has been serving public libraries throughout the United States and Canada for over twelve years. It was the first company to provide a shelf-ready Retail case and packaging for the public library market. Tantor’s Library Services division includes a dedicated library sales force and customer service team. Tantor now publishes more than 60 unabridged new titles a month in three formats: Library edition, Retail edition, and MP3-CD edition. Tantor audiobooks are available directly from www.tantorlibrary.com and through all major distributors.

Comment Policy:
  1. Be respectful, and do not attack the author or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  2. Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  3. Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through (though some comments with links to multiple URLs are held for spam-check moderation by the system). If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.

We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it and please limit the number of links submitted in your comment. For more info, see the full Terms of Use.

Speak Your Mind

*

Featuring YD Feedwordpress Content Filter Plugin