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May 29, 2013

Deb Olin Unferth is the guest. She's the author of three books, the most recent of which is a memoir called Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War (Henry Holt). It was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award.

Dave Eggers says

"This is a very funny, excoriatingly honest story of...

May 26, 2013

Masha Hamilton is the guest. She is currently working in Afghanistan as Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy at the US Embassy, and her new novel, What Changes Everything, is now available from Unbridled Books.

Caroline Leavitt raves

"As real and immediate as a racing pulse, Hamilton’s dark jewel of a...

May 22, 2013

Michael Reynolds is the guest. He is the editor-in-chief of Europa Editions.

Maureen Corrigan of NPR's Fresh Air says

"Europa Editions...has been doing the Lord's work in terms of introducing European literary novels, many of them in translation, to an American readership."

And the LA Weekly says

“You could...

May 19, 2013

Kendra Grant Malone is the guest. She is the author of two poetry collections, Everything is Quiet (Scrambler Books) and Morocco (Dark Sky Books), the second of which she co-wrote with Matthew Savoca. 

Blake Butler says

"Kendra Grant Malone contains several hundred people. Likewise, her words seem to protect several...

May 15, 2013

Benjamin Percy is the guest. His new novel, Red Moon, is now available from Grand Central Publishing. It is the May selection of the TNB Book Club.

John Irving says

"Red Moon is a serious, politically symbolic novel—a literary novel about lycanthropes. If George Orwell had imagined a future where the werewolf...