Lawrence Grobel


        Joyce Carol Oates says of Larry Grobel: "If there is a Mozart of interviewers, Larry Grobel is that individual."

New York Times bestselling author Larry Grobel is one of the world’s premier interviewers. From Brando to Pacino to DeNiro to Anthony Hopkins, to writers, musicians, businessmen—Mr. Grobel has interviewed them all.  Since 1970, he has done over 400 interviews for national magazines, books and cable television.  He has written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Reader's Digest, Details, and is a contributing editor at Playboy and Movieline's Hollywood Life. Playboy called him "the interviewer's interviewer" after his interview with Marlon Brando for their 25th anniversary issue; more recently he made news as the result of his controversial interviews with Gov. Jesse Ventura and former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight.   He has interviewed subjects no one has before, and has gotten them to speak about subjects no one has before. He is a master at what he does, and will share 30 years of advice and stories in the first—and only—major book on the the art of the interview, THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW (Random House/Crown, 2004).

        Mr. Grobel is also author of AL PACINO (Simon & Schuster, 2006), which collects 25 years of interviews and conversations. 

        Mr. Grobel is also author, with Montel Williams, of CLIMBING HIGHER (NAL, 2004), which was a #6 New York Times Bestseller, and remained on the NY Times list for many weeks.

        He is also author of
CONVERSATIONS WITH BRANDO, THE HUSTONS, TALKING WITH MICHENER, ABOVE THE LINE,  ENDANGERED SPECIES and CONVERSATIONS WITH CAPOTE, which received a PEN Special Achievement award. He has also received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for fiction. He created the MFA in Professional Writing program for Antioch University, and is currently teaching "The Art of the Interview" at UCLA.


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