Birnbaum & McCrum

The latest in Robert Birnbaum’s interviews is with Robert McCrum. They talk about “Scotish roots, the Battle of
Culloden, his stroke and the aftermath, his career arc, why he likes PG Wodehouse, how he came to write a biography of Wodehouse, writer’s societies, fantasy literary dinner parties, short biographies, Glenn Baxter, Jonathan Ames’s “Wake Up Sir!”, The Observer, recent Nobel Prize winners, “facts too good to check”, London, Martin Amis, reading Proust, Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty, VS Naipul, The New York Times, and Nick Hornby” among other things.