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Now displaying: 2012
Oct 3, 2012
Steven Gillis is today's guest.  He's the author of several books and the co-founder of Dzanc Books.  His latest story collection, The Law of Strings, is now available from Atticus Books. Stephen Dixon raves [T]his story collection hooked me from ... Continue reading
Sep 30, 2012
Benjamin Wood is the guest.  His debut novel, The Bellwether Revivals, is now available from Viking in the United States and Simon & Schuster in the UK. The Bellwether Revivals was an official selection of The TNB Book Club. Joanna ... Continue reading
Sep 26, 2012
Amber Sparks is today's guest.  Her debut story collection, May We Shed These Human Bodies, is now available from Curbside Splendor. Raves Michael Kimball: There was Aesop, Thomas Bulfinch, Edith Hamilton, Angela Carter-and now there is Amber Sparks with a ... Continue reading
Sep 23, 2012
D.T. Max is the guest.  He's a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and the author of Every Love Story is a Ghost Story:  A Life of David Foster Wallace, now available from Viking. The San Francisco Chronicle calls ... Continue reading
Sep 19, 2012
Thad Ziolkowski is today's guest.  He's the author of the memoir On a Wave (Grove/Atlantic), which was nominated for the 2003 PEN/Martha Albrand Award, and his debut novel, Wichita, is now available from Tonga Books, an imprint of Europa Editions.  ... Continue reading
Sep 16, 2012
Leigh Stein is today's guest.  She's the author of the novel The Fallback Plan and the poetry collection Dispatch from the Future, both of which are now available from Melville House. Publishers Weekly hailed Dispatch as one of its best ... Continue reading
Sep 12, 2012
David Abrams is the guest.  He's the author of the debut novel Fobbit, which is now available from Grove/Atlantic. Publishers Weekly, in a starred reviews, says Abrams’s debut is a harrowing satire of the Iraq War and an instant classic....Abrams, ... Continue reading
Sep 9, 2012
Dana Johnson is the guest.  She's the author of the story collection Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O'Connor award for short fiction, and her debut novel, Elsewhere, California, is now available from Counterpoint. Aimee Bender raves I ... Continue reading
Sep 5, 2012
Alix Ohlin is the guest.  She's the author of several books, the most recent of which are the story collection Signs and Wonders, available now from Vintage, and a novel called Inside, available Knopf.  Both were published in June of ... Continue reading
Sep 2, 2012
Matthew Batt is today's guest.  He's the author of the memoir Sugarhouse, now available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Andre Dubus III raves It’s hard to write funny, especially when your world is crumbling around you, but in this utterly compelling ... Continue reading
Aug 29, 2012
George Saunders is today's guest.  He's the bestselling author of several books, including CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, and The Braindead Megaphone, and his brand new story collection, Tenth of December, is due out from Random House in January 2013. ... Continue reading
Aug 26, 2012
Elizabeth Ellen is today's guest.  She's the author of the chapbook Before You She Was a Pit Bull (Future Tense) and her latest book, Fast Machine, is a collection of her best work from the last decade. She lives in ... Continue reading
Aug 22, 2012
Pauls Toutonghi is today's guest.  He's the author of two novels, the latest of which is called Evel Knievel Days, now available from Crown Books. Kirkus, in a starred review, calls it [A] superb literary effort....With writing both gently ironical ... Continue reading
Aug 19, 2012
Oksana Marafioti is today's guest.  She's the author of a new memoir called American Gypsy, now available from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. Kirkus calls it Engaging . . . Marafioti describes with humor and introspection how the self-described ‘Split Nationality ... Continue reading
Aug 15, 2012
Steve Roggenbuck is the guest.  He is a traveling poet-slash-blogger whose latest poetry collection, Crunk Juice, is now available from Lief Books.  He also hosts a weekly, web-based television show called The Illuminati Power Hour, which is available via Spreecast. ... Continue reading
Aug 12, 2012
Maria Semple is today's guest.  For years she worked in television, writing for shows like Mad About You and Arrested Development.  Then, in 2008, she published her debut novel, This One is Mine.  Her follow-up effort, a novel called Where'd ... Continue reading
Aug 8, 2012
Karl Taro Greenfeld is the guest.  He's a journalist who has written for The Nation, Time magazine, and Sports Illustrated.  And he's the author of six books, the most recent of which is a novel called Triburbia, now available from ... Continue reading
Aug 5, 2012
Lidia Yuknavitch is today's guest.  She's the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed memoir The Chronology of Water, and now she has published her debut novel, called Dora: A Headcase.  Both titles are available from Hawthorne Books. Chuck ... Continue reading
Aug 1, 2012
Patrick Wensink is today's guest.  His latest novel, Broken Piano for President, is now available from Lazy Fascist Press. It recently incited an unusually kind cease-and-desist letter from Jack Daniel's, Inc. Publishers Weekly calls it [A] psychedelic trip of a novel. ... Continue reading
Jul 29, 2012
Sheila Heti is today's guest.  She is the Interviews Editor at The Believer magazine, and her new novel, How Should a Person Be?, is now available in the United States from Henry Holt. Miranda July raves: A new kind of ... Continue reading
Jul 25, 2012
Christopher Beha is the guest. He's an associate editor at Harper's magazine and the author of the debut novel What Happened to Sophie Wilder, now available from Tin House Books. Raves Shelf Awareness: Christopher Beha's short but intricately constructed first ... Continue reading
Jul 22, 2012
Jess Walter is the guest.  He's a National Book Award nominee and the author of several novels, the most recent of which is called Beautiful Ruins, now available from Harper. Helen Schulman, writing for the New York Times Book Review, ... Continue reading
Jul 18, 2012
Christopher Narozny is the guest.  His debut novel, Jonah Man, is now available from Ig Publishing. Raves Patrick DeWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers: Jonah Man is a vivid and unsettling portrait of naked American ambition, and Chris Narozny is ... Continue reading
Jul 15, 2012
Scott McClanahan is the guest.  He is the author of several books, the latest of which is called The Complete Works of Scott McClanahan, Vol. 1, now available from Lazy Fascist Press. Volume I Brooklyn raves: He might be one ... Continue reading
Jul 11, 2012
Alexis Smith is today's guest.  Her debut novel, Glaciers, is now available from Tin House Books. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, calls it ...lyrical and luminous... And Karen Russell, bestselling author of Swamplandia!, raves Glaciers, Alexis Smith’s brilliant debut ... Continue reading
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