May 2007. Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer/critic Mark Steyn, the 2007 Nimitz Lecturer at Berkeley. Focusing on his new book, "America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It," they discuss Europe and America's relations with the Islamic world. In the interview, their conversation also focuses on the craft of writing in a multi media globalized world.
Mark Steyn is the author of America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It, a New York Times bestseller and a Number One bestseller in Canada. His writing on politics, arts and culture can be read each week throughout much of the English-speaking world. Mark is also a visiting fellow of Hillsdale College, and a popular guest host on America's Number One radio show The Rush Limbaugh Program and on the Number Two cable news show, Fox News' Hannity & Colmes. His holiday single with Jessica Martin reached Number Seven on Amazon's easy listening chart.
In the United States, his column appears in newspapers from The Washington Times to The Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia, The Orange County Register in California to Black & White in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, Mark writes for The New Criterion, and serves as National Review's Happy Warrior. In Canada, he is a contributing editor to Maclean's, the Dominion's oldest and biggest-selling news weekly. Mark also appears in The Jerusalem Post, the Middle East's leading English-language daily; The Australian, Australia's national newspaper; Investigate and Hawke's Bay Today in New Zealand; and more occasionally in The Wall Street Journal and (translated into Italian) Il Foglio, but even when he's not in them he thinks they're worth reading, which is why we link to them here. Mark also chips in at The Corner and appears each week on The Hugh Hewitt Radio Show.
Mark's other books include A Song For The Season, Mark Steyn's Passing Parade, Mark Steyn From Head To Toe and The Face Of The Tiger . His personal view of musical theatre, Broadway Babies Say Goodnight , was published to critical acclaim in London, and to somewhat sniffier notices in New York.
If you click here, you can find the answers to several FAQs about Mark. You can learn more about him in this interview by Simon Mann from The Age in Australia and in this appreciation by Robert Fulford in Canada's National Post. For more on his approach to the writing life, read this interview with Michele Kirsch of Britain's Channel 4, and enjoy the end result in these quotable barbs as collected by Brian McDermott in Dublin, or in John Hawkins' Best of Steyn from recent columns, or in Greg Ransom's Quotable Steyn.
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