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Jun 23, 2021

Forrest Gander is the author of the poetry collection Twice Alive, available now from New Directions. In 2019, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection Be With.

Gander's other books include Core Samples from the World, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics...


Jun 16, 2021

Lana Bastasic is the author of the debut novel Catch the Rabbit, winner of the 2020 European Union Prize for Literature. Available now in translation from Restless Books. The official June pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

Bastasic is a Yugoslav-born writer. She majored in English and holds a master’s degree in...


Jun 9, 2021

Barrett Swanson is the author of the essay collection Lost in Summerland (Counterpoint Press).

Swanson is a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine. He was the recipient of a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and his short fiction and essays have been distinguished as notable in Best American Short Stories (2019), Best American...


Jun 2, 2021

Melissa Febos is the author of the essay collection Girlhood (Bloomsbury). It is a national bestseller.  

Her other books include the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing...


May 26, 2021

Sam Tallent is the guest. His debut novel, Running the Light, is available on Too Big To Fail Press.

Known for whip-quick wit and rollicking improvisations, Sam Tallent is one of the sharpest, most original rising talents in comedy today. For the last 10 years, he has performed at least 45 weekends annually across...