MDR INFO Interviews ASL about Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th Birthday

MDR Info, the leading news radio station for Central Germany (Mitteldeutschland), did two interviews with ASL for its morning and evening shows on 19 January. Reporters Stefan Römermann and Martin Mair spoke with Katja Schmieder about the American author Edgar Allan Poe on the occasion of his 200th birthday. General topics of the talks centered on the legendary biography of the writer and his influence on modern detective and horror stories. Further questions concerned such points of interest as Poe’s unique poetic artistry as well as the significance of his contributions to literary theory and criticism.