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May 30, 2012

Jim Lynch is today's guest.  He's the author of three novels, the most recent of which is Truth Like the Sun, now available from Knopf.  It was the May selection for the TNB Book Club. Janet Maslin of the New ... Continue reading

May 27, 2012

Elna Baker is the guest.  She's the author of memoir The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, now available from Penguin. 

Baker is a Mormon stand-up comedian and writer. She has performed in many of New York City's hottest venues, including Caroline's and the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre, as well as...

May 23, 2012

Edgar Oliver is an American stage and film actor, a poet, a performance artist, and a playwright.  His poetry collections include The Man Who Loved Plants, and his plays include The Drowning Pages


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May 20, 2012

Ben Fountain is the author of the novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ecco Press).

He was born in Chapel Hill and grew up in the tobacco country of eastern North Carolina. A former practicing attorney, he is the author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Barnes & Noble...

May 16, 2012

Emily St. John Mandel is the guest.  Her latest novel is called The Lola Quartet, and it is available now from Unbridled Books. Library Journal, in a starred review, raves: In this transcendent third novel, Emily St. John Mandel combines ... Continue reading