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The Leonard Lopate Show Book Club: Arthur Phillips and "The Tragedy of Arthur"

The idea for the new novel "The Tragedy of Arthur" came to author Arthur Phillips when he was walking down the street and thought to himself: "I wonder if I could write a Shakespeare play." His book is in the form of a memoir that serves as the introduction to an undiscovered play by William Shakespeare.

Here, Phillips tells us about his favorite books and authors, favorite and least favorite words, some of his interesting writing habits and why Nabokov's novel "Pale Fire" is so important to him.