Guest Picks: Rupert Holmes

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Writer, composer, and lyricist Rupert Holmeswas on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the Broadway revival of his show, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what he's a fan of!

What have you read or seen over the past year that moved or surprised you?

         The first 100 pages of my new novel surprised me to no end. Especially that I finished them.


What are you listening to right now?

             I listen to plays as some might listen to music. I play radio productions of David Mamet’s “The Shawl” and Harold Pinter acting in his play “The Homecoming” every other day.


What’s the last great book you read?

          The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton


What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

            The New York Mets and all things “Perry Mason” (T.V. series, and the novels) Also the works of ‘light” classical composer Leroy Anderson.


What’s your favorite comfort food?

         Chili can solve everything. And breakfast at Waffle House.