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Oct 30, 2011

Megan Boyle is the guest.  She's the author of selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda express employee, an unorthodox debut poetry collection from Muumuu House. At the time of this interview, she had been up for 36 hours ... Continue reading


Oct 26, 2011

A great conversation with Diana Spechler, author of the novels Who By Fire and Skinny, both from Harper Perennial. We get into it. Topics of conversation include:  tequila, book tour, cocktail waitressing, pizza delivery, horrible bosses, getting fired, the fact ... Continue reading


Oct 23, 2011

Adam Levin is the guest.  He's the author of The Instructions, a 1,030-page novel published by McSweeney's in late 2010 to great critical acclaim. "Evocative of David Foster Wallace," writes Rolling Stone, "full of death-defying sentences, manic wit, exciting provocations ... Continue reading


Oct 19, 2011

  Alexander Maksik is the guest.  An old buddy of mine, one of the original writers at The Nervous Breakdown, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, where he was a Truman Capote Fellow. He's now the author of ... Continue reading


Oct 16, 2011

Such a great pleasure to have Steve Almond on the show.  His new story collection, God Bless America, is due out from Lookout Books on October 25th.  Lorrie Moore calls it "funny and beguiling and completely original." Wanna buy it ... Continue reading