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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
Dec 28, 2011
Today's guest is Jamal Joseph, author of the memoir Panther Baby, which details his coming of age within the Black Panther movement during the 1960s and '70s—a journey that took him to Riker's Island and Leavenworth prisons before ultimately leading ... Continue reading
Dec 25, 2011
Ben Loory is the guest.  He's the author of the debut collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, now available from Penguin.  Long a favorite of small zine readers in print and online, as well as a longtime ... Continue reading
Dec 21, 2011
Edan Lepucki is the guest.  She's the author of the novella If You're Not Yet Like Me, originally published by Flatmancrooked and now available from Nouvella Books.  She's a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and a staff writer over ... Continue reading
Dec 18, 2011
The guest is Barry Eisler.  He's the author of several bestselling thrillers, the most recent of which is The Detachment, which caused a stir in publishing earlier this year when Eisler turned down a six-figure deal from St. Martin's and ... Continue reading
Dec 14, 2011
David Shields is the guest. He's the author of twelve books, including Reality Hunger: A Manifesto (Knopf, 2010), which was named one of the best books of the year by more than thirty publications; The Thing About Life Is That ... Continue reading
Dec 11, 2011
Today's guest is John Warner.  He's the author of four books, most recently a debut novel called The Funny Man, available now from SoHo Press.  And he's also the longtime editor of McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Publishers Weekly calls The Funny ... Continue reading
Dec 7, 2011
Charles Shields is the guest.  He's the author of And So It Goes — Kurt Vonnegut: A Life, now available in hardcover from Henry Holt.  Shields is also the author of Mockingbird:  A Portrait of Harper Lee, also available from ... Continue reading
Dec 4, 2011
Dennis Cooper is the guest.  He's the author of several books, including The Sluts, God Jr., the five novels of the George Miles cycle, and, most recently, The Marbled Swarm, now available from Harper Perennial. "Disquieting, humbling, and sadly beautiful ... Continue reading
Nov 30, 2011
Darin Strauss is today's guest.  He is the author of three novels—Chang & Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than It Hurts You.  And his most recent book is a memoir called Half a Life (McSweeney's) which won the National ... Continue reading
Nov 27, 2011
Janet Reitman is the guest.  She is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine and the author of the bestselling Inside Scientology:  The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, recently named by the New York Times as one of its ... Continue reading
Nov 23, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! The guest is Adam Novy, author of the debut novel The Avian Gospels, available now from Short Flight / Long Drive Books, an independent press run by the good people over at Hobart. "The Avian Gospels has ... Continue reading
Nov 20, 2011
The guest is Elissa Schappell, author of the story collections Use Me (William Morrow), which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the brand new Blueprints for Building Better Girls, available now from Simon & Schuster. A former senior ... Continue reading
Nov 16, 2011
Today's guest:  Katie Arnoldi, the bestselling author of three novels:  Chemical Pink, The Wentworths, and Point Dume. This one's gonna blow your mind, people.  Just trust me.  It'll make you want to buy a plane ticket.  It'll make you want ... Continue reading
Nov 13, 2011
Joshua Mohr is the guest.  He's the author of three novels:  Some Things That Meant the World to Me, Termite Parade, and, most recently, Damascus.  All are available from Two Dollar Radio, one of America's finest independent presses. "The bard ... Continue reading
Nov 9, 2011
Gina Frangello is the guest. She is the critically acclaimed author of the novel My Sister's Continent (Chiasmus Press), the story collection Slut Lullabies (Emergency Press), and the forthcoming novel A Life in Men (Algonquin). She is also the esteemed ... Continue reading
Nov 6, 2011
The guest is Jillian Lauren, author of the memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, a New York Times bestseller, and the brand new novel Pretty, both available from Plume Books. Kirkus calls her a "deft storyteller," and Antoine ... Continue reading
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