Listening to Saroyan’s booming voice transports friends and fans alike to a different time and into the world of the highly theatrical author. The interviews below offer insight into his writing process from the man himself. Also included is an interview with his cousin, Archie Minasian, from 1983 and recorded by the authors of the biography, Saroyan. This is a unique recording held only by Forever Saroyan. Archie’s stories present intimate family knowledge in his fabulously rich speaking voice.

William Saroyan Interviews

Saroyan interview on “Ex Libris”, 1969

Saroyan on Dick Cavett Show, 1971

Saroyan reading The Armenian and the Armenian, 1973
3-LP Collection "Here’s William Saroyan Reading His Own Stuff and Talking"

KPFA Public Radio in Berkeley, California - 1976
Saroyan: My Name is William - Aired on February 2, 1976

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Archie Minasian Interviews

Interviews conducted for "Saroyan" biography, 1983

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*This is a small sample of digitized artifacts from Forever Saroyan’s collection. Please contact us at to learn how to access our complete collection.

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