The Daily Port of Call: April 18, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find recordings from Seamus Heaney and Dylan Thomas, how Eleanor Catton wrote The Luminaries, and how to determine if your idea can support a novel.

Voices from the past: Discover recordings of Seamus Heaney and Dylan Thomas.

Here are five authors and their pseudonyms.

Eleanor Catton reveals how she wrote her Man Booker Prize winning novel, The Luminaries.

What do authors really wear as they labor on their works in progress?

Here are guidelines to determine whether your idea can support a whole novel.

Attention Potter fans: Ginny Weasley reports live from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.