For decades Alan Cheuse was the book reviewer on National Public Radio's program All Things Considered. When I recorded this interview Cheuse had already booked 20 years on the program and had reviewed hundreds of titles. Cheuse was passionate about books and particularly works of fiction.
Cheuse continued his work for NPR until just a few years ago when he was involved in a tragic traffic accident in California. He eventually succumbed to his injuries. He was 75.
In this interview we talked about his exquisitely literary life. "Listening to the Page" was his memoir.