July 29, 2002

Any of You Once or Current ...

Any of You Once or Current Expats out There Read Prague?: I'm being interviewed tomorrow for an NPR segment on Arthur Phillips' hot new novel and the whole '90s mitteleuropa expatriate thing. If any of you current or former residents of Budapest or Prague have read it (I haven't), I'd love to hear your impressions.

Posted by at July 29, 2002 02:03 PM
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Matt,

Will your interview be available on the NPR site?

Billy

Posted by: Billy Savage at July 30, 2002 04:44 PM

"Billy Savage"? What a fantastic name....

Actually, the interview has been cancelled. Whoops!

Posted by: Matt Welch at July 30, 2002 06:03 PM

No, haven't read "Prague" yet (still waiting for the interlibrary loan), but I did just finish John Beckman's "The Winter Zoo" (same novel concept, but set in Krakow - both were reviewed in the same NY Times article last week). For someone who doesn't particularly like novels, I really enjoyed this one. Although, having lived over there, too, I think I might have missed out on some of the more...interesting storylines Beckman's got happening. No incest or orgies in my quiet Stresovice neighborhood, alas.

Posted by: Shannon Okey at August 2, 2002 07:34 AM
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