Lois Leveen


December 5, 2014

Nazis!  Competitive Rowing!  Juliet’s Nurse!

It's always nice to be interviewed about your book. But it's especially nice to be interviewed by someone who is a truly thoughtful reader and interlocutor.

So it was a double delight to be back on The Writer's Voice to speak with Francesca Rheannon about Juliet's Nurse.

You can listen to it here. I come in about 30 minutes in, just after the rapping Romeo and Juliet. But if you listen to the first part of the show, you'll hear all about competitive rowing and Nazi bad guys. That's just how Francesca rolls.

Writer's Voice image

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December 4, 2014

Heard Any Great Books Lately?

AudioFile Magazine just gave an award to the audiobook of Juliet's Nurse.

Audio File Magazine

Be warned, their review contains a MAJOR spoiler, so you may want to check it out AFTER you listen to or read the book.

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November 3, 2014

Parla Italiana?

I grew up in a predominantly Italian neighborhood, and about all I learned to say is "lasagna." Though with the right lasagna, that one word can be enough.

I've since studied Italian, although I have to admit, I do not know enough to decipher this lovely article, which is about me and my research on Juliet's (alleged) balcony. It's from La Stampa, a newspaper in Turin.

La Stampa

That's worth celebrating. With a whole plate full of lasagna.

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October 31, 2014

The Biggest Shakespeare Fallacy?

What's the most famous scene in *Romeo and Juliet*?

Heck, it's probably the most famous scene in all of Shakespeare.

Make that, all of English drama.

Yup, the balcony scene. Except, there is no balcony in Romeo and Juliet -- the word didn't even exist in English until after Shakespeare died.

So why do we all associate it with his play? Let's just say, you ought to be wondering "Wherefore art thou, Marius?"

Read all about it via The Atlantic.

Atlantic piece

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October 30, 2014

Chatty Author Chick

Unless you are an author, or you interview authors, you may not know that author interviews often happens weeks or even months before they "go live," whether in print, on radio or TV, or online. So it's just a coincidence that this week you can find me being interviewed by a prominent Shakespeare scholar, and by a nearly-at-term expectant mother, which in this case is two different people. (Yes, Shakespeare scholars are sometimes also expectant mothers, but not in this instance).

Shakespeare scholar interview is in the Shakespeare Standard.

Expectant mother interview is on Unabridged Chick. She also did a lovely review of the novel earlier in the week.

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