Don Swaim (born 1936) is an American journalist and broadcaster.
His radio program on books and authors, Book Beat, was nationally syndicated by the CBS Radio Stations News Service. On that program, he interviewed hundreds of major authors of the 1980s, including several Pulitzer Prize winners. While the CBS interviews were cut down to two minutes or less, nearly 700 uncut versions of these interviews are now available at Wired for Books in their entirety, usually 20–40 minutes long.
Swaim currently resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is married to Elizabeth Joyce Swaim. He chairs the Bucks County Writers Workshop.
- The H.L. Mencken Murder Case (1988) ISBN 0-312-02217-4
- The Assassination of Ambrose Bierce: A Love Story (2016) ISBN 978-1-61498-154-1
- Wired for Books' page with Don Swaim's uncut author interviews Retrieved 2012-05-17
- Don Swaim's Wired for Books' page archived at the Internet Archive's Waybackmachine.
- Don Swaim's appreciation site for Ambrose Bierce Retrieved 2012-05-17
- Don Swaim's appreciation site for WCBS Newsradio 88 Retrieved 2012-05-17
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