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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
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
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