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Josef Skvorecky

Czech-born novelist JOSEF SKVORECKY. His parents fled the Nazis, and he fled the Soviets when they invaded Czechoslovkia. His first novel, The Cowards was banned in Czechoslovkia and since then he and his wife have run a publishing firm that brings out the works of other Czech writers who have also been banned. His best known books are Dvorak in Love, The Engineer of Human Souls and The Bass Saxophone. He's also written mysteries, the latest is Sins For Father Knox. His stories blend elements of memoir, politics and his love of music. Since 1969 he has lived in Toronto.


Other segments from the episode on March 15, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 15, 1989: Interview with Margaret Randall; Review of Glenn Gould's music; Interview with Josef Skvorecky; Commentary on language.


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