THE BIBLIO FILE is an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by Nigel Beale, it features wide ranging conversations with authors, poets, book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents and other certified bibliophiles. In this volume, we focus on Shakespeare, investigating his great plays and asking questions about his relevance in the modern world. Nigel's interview subjects in this volume include Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Prize-winning Professor of English at Harvard University; Margot Livesey, author of such novels as Mercury and The Flight of Gemma Hardy; and Joseph Khoury, Professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University. As a bonus interview, we also have a conversation with Krista Halverson, director of publishing for the Shakespeare and Company bookstore.
Nigel Beale is a writer, broadcaster and bibliophile. He hosts a popular podcast on books called The Biblio File, and founded and edits the Literary Tourist website which tracks his travels to literary destinations events, and activities around the world, along with his encounters with enthusiastic fellow book lovers.