Posts Tagged ‘NPR’

Woohoo. US paperback in stores.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

I’m as excited as if the Beaujolais Nouveau just arrived at the stores, and it’s not just because the stock market recovered a hefty chunk of losses today. The real reason? The U.S. paperback of The Hundred-Foot Journey was officially released today.

In celebration, I am reposting The New York Times‘ “editor’s choice” review that ran last year. To read the piece in its entirety, click here.

And I am also posting a link to the interview I gave NPR’s wonderful, The Diane Rehm Show. Click here and hit the “listen” toggle after the page has loaded.

In Britain, The Hundred-Foot Journey can be had at a terrific bargain price, along with an exclusive essay, through the Mail On Sunday‘s book store, where the book is the UK newspaper’s, Book Of The Month for August. For full details, click here.

And, finally, I warmly welcome any and all to join my facebook page where I routinely post updates and answer questions about The Hundred-Foot Journey and my next novel, Buddhaland, Brooklyn. Please do so by clicking here.

US paperback cover

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

On August 9th my US publisher, Scribner, will be releasing the paperback version of The Hundred-Foot Journey. Here is an advance peak at the cover. It’s inspired by the successful Allen & Unwin cover in Australia, where my little book hit the best seller list, and includes a “literary destination” teaser quote from America’s National Public Radio.

I think it’s terrific. Very pleased.

WHYY interview for NPR’s A Chef’s Table

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

WHYY's widely distributed, A Chef's Table

The urbane producer of A Chef’s Table, Lari Robling, had me into the WHYY’s studios in Philadelphia for a chat about my novel. A Chef’s Table is the hugely informative foodie program aired on NPR stations across the nation, usually on a Saturday. For those who missed it, here’s the relevant A Chef’s Table podcast.

The segment on The Hundred-Foot Journey starts roughly at minute 25 on the hour-long program, which you can jump to by sliding the underlying toggle, but Jim Coleman’s earlier two interviews – on Mediterranean cooking for diabetics and how to prepare tofu – are really very informative. Special thanks to WHYY’s Therese Madden for arranging the segment.

NPR: 5 books to help you escape

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Where would we be without NPR?

Our country’s beacon of light, National Public Radio, has a website with its own literary pages. I am blessed – they just picked The Hundred-Foot Journey as one of their “Literary Destinations: Five Books To Help You Escape.” (To hear the three-minute audio of their escapist picks, hit the listen toggle at the top of the loaded page.) That item follows my recent NPR interview on the world class Diane Rehm Show and the book’s on-air review at NPR’S WPSU.

Review on NPR’s WPSU

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Book reviewer Sheila Squillante on NPR

“Readers who love sweeping epics and rise-to-fame stories will be happily transfixed….My favorite thing about the novel is the way Morais acknowledges the singular place food holds in our human story.”

That’s just a tidbit of Professor Sheila Squillante’s elegant three minute review on National Public Radio’s WPSU. Click here to hear her pithy radio take. While you are on the WPSU site, check out the nifty deal they’ve negotiated with Amazon.com. Buy the book via clicking through WPSU’s website, and Amazon will support the NPR station at no extra cost to the book-buyer.

How could any enlightened soul refuse that offer? Please buy the book via WPSU and support one of our nation’s beacons of light.

The Diane Rehm Show Does Its Magic

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Top drawer journalist, Steve Roberts, with his wife, Cokie.

At 9.45AM this morning my novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey, was ranked #5,746 in sales among all the books on Amazon.com. At 6.08PM this evening my book officially was among the top 100 books sold by Amazon. Precise tally:

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#23 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Literary
#64 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary

What happened between nine this morning and six this evening? NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, guest-hosted by the consummate pro, Steve Roberts, had me on the air for an hour. It was an extraordinary experience. I was in particular moved by the depth of the questions, not just from the urbane Roberts, but also from fellow Americans all across the country who called in to ask me questions, and to share their own food and family and cultural experiences. My special thanks to the show’s producer, Nancy Robertson, who plucked me for the show and did all the heavy lifting behind the scenes. A huge radio talent.

Here is the podcast of the hour-long show. After the web page loads, hit the “listen” toggle to the left.

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