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Now displaying: January, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
Caroline Leavitt is the guest.  She's the author of nine novels, the most recent of which is called Pictures of You, a New York Times bestseller, now available from Algonquin Books. Kirkus Reviews calls it "heartfelt, deft, and highly readable ... Continue reading
Jan 25, 2012
Vanessa Veselka is the guest.  She's the author of the novel Zazen, now available from Red Lemonade. Says Publishers Weekly:  "Veselka's prose is chiseled and laced with arsenic observations...[Zazen] makes a case for hope and meaning amid sheer madness." Endless ... Continue reading
Jan 22, 2012
  The guest is Alan Heathcock, author of the critically acclaimed story collection Volt, now available from Graywolf Press. Volt was named a Best Book of 2011 by a variety of publications, including Publishers Weekly, GQ, the Chicago Tribune, the ... Continue reading
Jan 18, 2012
  D.R. Haney is the guest.  He's the author of the novel Banned for Life (And/Or Press) and the nonfiction collection Subversia, now available from TNB Books. PANK magazine calls Subversia "...heartfelt and personal...a joyful read..." Duke is an old ... Continue reading
Jan 15, 2012
The guest today is Tayari Jones, author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, and most recently, Silver Sparrow, now available from Algonquin Books. Library Journal, in a starred review, calls it a "a graceful and shining work about finding ... Continue reading
Jan 11, 2012
  Roxane Gay is the guest.  Her debut, Ayiti, is a collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and it is now available from Artistically Declined Press.  She is an English professor at Eastern Illinois University, co-editor of PANK magazine, fiction ... Continue reading
Jan 8, 2012
Rex Pickett is the guest.  He's the author of the novel Sideways, which was adapted for the screen by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor.  The movie went on to win the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, among many other awards, ... Continue reading
Jan 4, 2012
The guest is Cecil Castellucci.  She's the author of several novels for young adults, the most recent of which is First Day on Earth, now available from Scholastic Press. Kirkus calls it "a simple, tender work that speaks to the ... Continue reading
Jan 1, 2012
Happy New Year, everybody!  The guest today is Dana Spiotta.  She's the author of three novels:  Lightning Field, Eat the Document (a finalist for the National Book Award), and, most recently, Stone Arabia, now available from Scribner. Publishers Weekly calls ... Continue reading
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