Click on the link here for Audio Player – Readers Almanac – A Talk With Kurt Vonnegut – January 28, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
I was reminded that today (April 11) marks the 7th anniversary of the passing of the legendary and influential writer Kurt Vonnegut. As a remembrance of that, I dipped into the archives and pulled out an interview with Vonnegut, on the occasion of the release of his then-latest book, Slaughterhouse Five from 1973. As part of the Readers Almanac Radio program, Vonnegut discusses writing, other writers and the American scene in general in this half-hour interview program.
As someone whose works have endured and grown in stature over the years, listening to this interview, conducted some 41 years ago, I realize how timeless the work of Kurt Vonnegut is. I wonder how he would react to the world, some seven years after his passing. How truly unique and inspiring his voice is.
Here is that interview, as it was broadcast on January 28, 1973.