Interviews with PO'B
Conversations/Patrick O'Brian by Francis X. Clines (New York Times, 1993).
Interview with Stephen Becker (Paris Review, 1995).
Interview with Neil Conan (NPR, 1995) (mp3)
Interview with Frank J. Prial (New York Times, 1998)
Online chat with Richard Snow (Barnes and Noble, 1998) (Wayback machine).
Meet the writer: Patrick O'Brian (Barnes and Noble, 1999) (Wayback machine).
Patrick O'Brian: Sailing Upon Ancient Seas: interview with Dana Goodyear (Publisher's Weekly, 1999).
Interviews and articles about PO'B
An Author I'd Walk the Plank For Richard Snow in The New York Times, 1991.
Patrick O'Brian's Ship Comes In Mark Horowitz in The New York Times, 1993.
Cruising with Patrick O'Brian - The Man and the Myth Tom Perkins in Latitude 38, 2000.
O'Brian: the most Irish Englishman Kevin Myers in the Daily Telegraph, 2000 (Wayback machine).
O'Brian's Great Voyage Christopher Hitchens in The New York Review, 2000.
Empire Falls: How Master and Commander gets Patrick O'Brian wrong Christopher Hitchen in Slate, 2003.
Castaway Richard Russ in The Guardian, 2003.
Master and Deceiver: Nikolai Tolstoy on Patrick O'Brian From The Times, 30 November 2003, by permission of Nikolai Tolstoy.
Music in Patrick O'Brian's novels John Zech from Minnesota Public Radio.
The Life of O'Brian (originally appeared in The Rare Book Review, 2005). An interview by Sara Waterson with Nikolai Tolstoy about PO'B's book collection.
PO'B's Town and Stephen's Country by Jay Reay.
Why Patrick O’Brian is Jane Austen at sea. Article by Lucy Eyre in The Guardian, 2014.
BBC Radio 4 Book Club on "Master and Commander", with Allan Mallinson and James Naughtie.
Escape from today. Clive James explains how, terminally ill and barely bothering with books, he began to read again - thanks to the Jack Aubrey novels. The Sunday Times, 2015.
How troll stories blighted the life of Patrick O’Brian by William Waldegrave in The Spectator, 2019.
Reverse of the medal: The posthumous reputation of Patrick O’Brian by Frances Wilson in the Times Literary Supplement, 2020.