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David Evanier on Tony Bennett

David Evanier, as a novelist and a biographer, is fascinated by quintessential New York's world within worlds. His biographies are devoted to the world of Italian Crooners--most currently the life of Tony Bennett. David Evanier was a former editor at the Paris Review and the Villager, best known for his gritty, stripped down and quirky style and technique, the author of four novels including the much acclaimed , Red Love about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and the latest on downtown life, The Great Kisser. His obsession with the flowering of Italian American singers range from the life of Bobby Darem, to Jimmy Roselli, to the life of Joe "Pants" Pantaliano" the darling of the Mafia, to his current biography, All the Things You Are, the Life of Tony Bennett. His work is interconnected through the perspective he sheds on New York City


Conversations with Writers


Host Charles Ruas in conversation with contemporary writers and poets, continuing a stream of intelligent discussion dating back to his legendary days at WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York in the seventies. Ruas is the author of Conversations with American Writers, a Fulbright scholar, and a distinguished French translator. His writing has frequently appeared in both ARTNews and Art in America. His other Clocktower-produced program is Historic Audio From the Archives of Charles Ruas and is one of the most brilliant and extensive collections of historic audio in our archive.