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Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath is a master of the modern psychological thriller, as previous books like Spider and Asylum attest. Here he discusses his latest, Port Mungo about a modern-day, British Gaugin and artist wife who relinquish the contemporary art scene for the even more hothouse atmosphere of Honduras. Yes, it has a fabulous nude scene. Hear McGrath tell all as host Charles Ruas peers into the novelist's unrelentingly Gothic psyche.


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.