Sounds of Writers

The BBC reports that the British Library has digitized some rare recordings of fifty-seven 20th-century writers’ voices. The collection includes the only known recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice (my God, not at all as I had imagined it!). You can also listen to a comment by John Steinbeck about the context and process of writing The Grapes of Wrath. I wish all of the archive were available online, but it’s not.