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Patrick O’Brian

Interviews with PO'B

A Life in the Day of Patrick O'Brian (Sunday Times, 1989) (jpeg).

PO'B interview with Francis Spufford (Independent, 1992) (jpeg).

Conversations/Patrick O'Brian by Francis X. Clines (New York Times, 1993).

An Evening With Patrick O'Brian (Mariner's Museum, 1995) (YouTube).

Interview with Stephen Becker (Paris Review, 1995).

Interview with Robert Hass (City Arts of San Francisco, 1995) (mp3) Part 1, Part 2.

Interview with Neil Conan (NPR, 1995) Real Player or Windows Media Player.

Online chat with Richard Snow (Barnes and Noble, 1998) (Wayback machine).

Meet the writer: Patrick O'Brian (Barnes and Noble, 1999) (Wayback machine).

Book Discussion on Blue at the Mizzen with Walter Cronkite (CSpan, 1999) (video).

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.

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.

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.

Patrick and Mary O'Brian. A biography slightly adapted from the entry in The Patrick O'Brian Muster Book by Anthony Gary Brown.

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.