Listen to J. K. Rowling Discuss "Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone" in 1999
April 01, 2012, 07:19 PM
The Book Club, a BBC Radio 4 program hosted by James Naughtie, has been put online as podcasts. The Book Club talks to authors about their most famous works and there is an interview with J. K. Rowling that took place in August 1999 where she discusses "Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone." Rowling's interview is listed near the bottom of the page here.
Many thanks to roonwit for the tip!
I also love her interviews as that is how I first became aware of the HP series. The interview I heard was a replay of the following: http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/1999-10-20/jk-rowling
In this interview she reads the wand shop scene during the interview and I remember being blown away and buying the book immediately after.
Wow. When I listened to her reading that bit from Philosopher’s Stone I honestly started crying… I miss this so much. Plus, this was the beginning for all of us… it was the book that started what I now live by, and it was being read by my idol, Our Queen.
Thank you for sharing, Leaky! xx
That is one impressive list of podcasts. I want to listen to a lot of more, but I started with the most important one ;o)
I also love interviews with Jo. This one was actually just before I became a fan, but I already owned the first two books (bought them on Atlanta airport on my way home to the Netherlands, and I remembered reading a small newspaper article about this English single mother who had gotten a 5 figure book deal in the States). Wow, this really brings back memories. After I had read PS and COS, I asked a friend who was going on holiday to the UK to bring back POA for me. But I think a became a fan when I was about halfway PS, and one evening thought I’d read for just half an hour before bed, and ended up finishing the book by 1 o’clock.
@cbm: Thanks for the link. I’m going to listen to that interview, as well.