Don Swaim Collection
This digital collection available currently consists of audio files and transcripts of broadcasts from Don Swaim’s radio program Book Beat, featuring hundreds of contemporary authors including Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, Pulitzer Prize winners John Updike and Ray Bradbury, and Booker Prize winners Margaret Atwood and Kazuo Ishiguro.
The Libraries seeks funding to transcribe the full interviews from which the Book Beat radio broadcasts were excerpted. The audio of those full interviews is coming soon! See the full collection finding aid.
Don Swaim was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1936. He graduated from Ohio University in 1959 with a BFA degree. He went on to work with WCBS in New York City as a writer, editor, reporter, anchor, and producer for 30 years. For twelve years, Swaim produced the radio series Book Beat, interviewing many outstanding writers. In addition to his broadcast journalism career, Swaim also writes fiction.
Interviews with literary award winners included in the Don Swaim Collection
American Book Award winners
Booker Prize winners
Edgar Award winners
Lawrence Block | Mary Higgins Clark | Dick Francis | Frederick Forsyth | Tony Hillerman | P. D. James | Stuart Kaminsky | Elmore Leonard | Ed McBain (Evan Hunter) | Robert B. Parker | T. Jefferson Parker | Ruth Rendell | Joseph Wambaugh | Donald Westlake
Hugo Award winners
Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science winner
Literarian Award winners
Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters winners
National Book Award winners
John Barth | Kevin Boyle | James Carroll | James Dickey | Joan Didion | E. L. Doctorow | Richard Eberhart | Allen Ginsberg | John Irving | James Jones | Tracy Kidder | Maxine Hong Kingston | Jerzy Kosinski | Jonathan Kozol | Louis L'Amour | Barry Lopez | Paul Monette | Toni Morrison | Joyce Carol Oates | William L. Shirer | Susan Sontag | Robert Stone | William Styron | John Updike | Gore Vidal
National Book Critics Circle Award winners
Nobel Prize winners
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction winners
Pulitzer Prize winners
Carl Bernstein | Robert Olen Butler | Michael Cunningham | Richard Eberhart | Oscar Hijuelos | William Kennedy | Tracy Kidder | Alison Lurie | Norman Mailer | Toni Morrison | Jane Smiley | Gary Snyder | Studs Terkel | John Updike
Ohio University Libraries do not own the copyright to these items.