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Jul 16, 2024

Juliet Escoria is the author of the story collection You Are the Snake, available from Soft Skull Press.

Escoria is the author of the novel Juliet the Maniac (Melville House, May 2019), which was named a "best of" book by Nylon, Elle, Buzzfeed, and others, and was shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize....


Jul 11, 2024

Aleksandr Skorobogatov is the author of Russian Gothic, available from Rare Bird. Translated by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse.

Skorobogatov was born in Grodno in what is now Belorussia. He is one of the most original Russian writers of the post-communist era. An heir to Dostoevsky, Gogol, Bulgakov, Nabokov, Pelevin, and...


Jul 9, 2024

A new 'Craftwork' episode—all about the practice of fasting and its many implications. My guest is John Oakes, author of The Fast: The History, Science, Philosophy, and Promise of Doing Without, available from Avid Reader Press.

Oakes is publisher of The Evergreen Review. He is editor-at-large for OR Books, which he...


Jul 8, 2024

In this week's monologue, I talk about the presidential election and how I've been finding it unusually difficult to talk about.

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Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.

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Jul 3, 2024

Porochista Khakpour is the author of the novel Tehrangeles, available from Pantheon.

Khakpour was born in Tehran and raised in the Greater Los Angeles area. She is the critically acclaimed author of two previous novels, Sons and Other Flammable Objects and The Last Illusion; a memoir, Sick; and a collection...