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Otherppl with Brad Listi

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Apr 15, 2012
Rosecrans Baldwin is the guest.  He's a co-founder of The Morning News and the author of a new memoir called Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down, available on April 24th from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. Kirkus, in ... Continue reading
Apr 11, 2012
Kris Saknussemm is the guest.  His latest novel, Reverend America, is now available from Dark Coast Press.  And the soundtrack to the book is now available at iTunes. From Booklist: Once upon a time, Mathias Gaspenny was a child preacher ... Continue reading
Apr 8, 2012
Amelia Gray is the guest.  She's the author of three works of fiction, the most recent of which is a novel called Threats, now available from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. Doug Dorst, author of The Surf Guru, has this to ... Continue reading
Apr 4, 2012
Melissa Broder is the guest.  Her new poetry collection, entitled Meat Heart, is now available from Publishing Genius Press.  And by day she is the publicity manager for Penguin Group. Says Publishers Weekly: Broder’s second collection cranks up the weird ... Continue reading
Apr 1, 2012
Hari Kunzru is the guest.  He's the author of four books, the most recent of which is a novel called Gods Without Men, now available from Knopf. David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas, calls it a "beautifully written echo chamber ... Continue reading
Mar 28, 2012
Jessica Keener is today's guest.  Her debut novel, Night Swim, is now available from Fiction Studio Books. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan says: Jessica Keener steps boldly into the terrain of Eugene O'Neill, conjuring up the pathologies and quirks of a ... Continue reading
Mar 25, 2012
Catherine Chung is the guest.  Her debut novel, Forgotten Country, is now available from Riverhead Books. Booklist, in a starred review, raves: Chung’s superb debut examines the twin hearts of cruelty and compassion between sisters in particular and family in ... Continue reading
Mar 21, 2012
Jeff Ragsdale is the guest.  He's the co-author, along with David Shields and Michael Logan, of Jeff, One Lonely Guy. Here's what Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, has to say about it: You can either make fun of ... Continue reading
Mar 18, 2012
Sarah Manguso is today's guest.  She's the author of the new book The Guardians: An Elegy, now available from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. Megan O'Grady, writing for Vogue, says: Shortly after returning home from a fellowship year in Rome, poet ... Continue reading
Mar 14, 2012
Lysley Tenorio is the guest.  A winner of the Whiting Writer's Award and a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he is the author of a debut story collection called Monstress, now available from Ecco. Raves Chang-Rae Lee, New York ... Continue reading
Mar 11, 2012
Lauren Groff is the guest.  She's the author of the novel The Monsters of Templeton, the story collection Delicate Edible Birds, and most recently, a novel called Arcadia, which has received starred reviews from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and ... Continue reading
Mar 7, 2012
Maud Newton is the guest.  One of the web's most influential book bloggers.  She also reviews books and is a former attorney who now works as an editor and writer for (a legal publishing division of) Thomson Reuters. She has ... Continue reading
Mar 4, 2012
Joe Blair is the guest.  He's the author of the memoir By the Iowa Sea, now available from Scribner. Scott Spencer, author of Main in the Woods, raves: An intimate, startling memoir that honors and elevates our quotidian existence. With ... Continue reading
Feb 29, 2012
Ramona Ausubel is the guest.  Her debut novel, No One is Here Except All of Us, is now available in hardcover from Riverhead Press.  And her short story "Atria" was published in the April 4, 2011 issue of The New ... Continue reading
Feb 26, 2012
Ryan Boudinot is the guest.  He's the author of the new novel, Blueprints of the Afterlife, now available from Grove Press. John Schwartz, in a review for the New York Times, raves: A fierce literary imagination, building the kinds of ... Continue reading
Feb 22, 2012
Cheryl Strayed is the guest.  She's the author of the new memoir Wild, due out from Knopf on March 20, 2012.  And she's also Sugar, the popular advice columnist over at The Rumpus. Wild, which details Strayed's 1,100-mile solo hike ... Continue reading
Feb 19, 2012
Adam Wilson is the guest.  He's the author of the debut novel Flatscreen, now available from Harper Perennial. Raves Sam Lipsyte:  "Adam Wilson is a gutsy, funny, and often beautiful writer, and Flatscreen is one of the most hilarious and ... Continue reading
Feb 15, 2012
Eleanor Henderson is the guest.  She's the author of the debut novel Ten Thousand Saints, now available in trade paperback from Ecco.  It was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2011 by the New York Times Book Review. ... Continue reading
Feb 12, 2012
Ben Marcus is today's guest.  He's the author of four books of fiction, the most recent of which is the critically acclaimed novel The Flame Alphabet, now available from Knopf. "Think again," writes Fiona Maazel at Book Forum.  "[The Flame ... Continue reading
Feb 8, 2012
Ben Tanzer is the guest.  He's the author of several books, including 99 Problems, You Can Make Him Like You, and My Father's House.  He is also the proprietor of vast faux media empire. Michael Fitzgerald, author of Radiant Days, ... Continue reading
Feb 5, 2012
Claire Bidwell Smith is the guest.  She's the author of the memoir The Rules of Inheritance, available now from Hudson Street Press. Darin Strauss, the author of Half a Life, calls it "a perfectly crafted story — not about grief, ... Continue reading
Feb 1, 2012
Susan Sherman is the guest.  She's the author of the acclaimed debut novel The Little Russian, now available from Counterpoint Press.  And she's also the co-creator of one of the most successful television shows in the history of Disney. Library ... Continue reading
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
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