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Jul 30, 2014

Dan Chaon is the guest. He is the acclaimed author of several books, including the story collection Among the Missing, a finalist for the National Book Award, Stay Awake, and You Remind Me of Me.

The Boston Globe calls him

"The modern day John Cheever."

And the New York Times Book Review calls his work


Jul 27, 2014

Stuart Dybek is the guest. He is the award-winning author of several books of fiction and poetry, including Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, The Coast of Chicago, Streets in Their Own Ink, and I Sailed With Magellan.

George Saunders says

"[Stuart Dybek] somehow manages to conjure up beautiful, detailed imitations of...

Jul 23, 2014

Cynthia Bond is the guest. Her debut novel, Ruby, is now available from Hogarth Press.  Ruby is the official July selection of The TNB Book Club.

Edwidge Danticat raves

“Reading Cynthia Bond’s Ruby, you can’t help but feel that one day this book will be considered a staple of our literature, a classic. Lush,...

Jul 20, 2014

Jac Jemc is the guest. Her new story collection, A Different Bed Every Time, is due out from Dzanc Books this fall. 

Jesse Ball says

"To Jemc the world is a place where each person, every human cypher, must devour another. What then can we do, if we are devoured, if we are overcome with our own devouring? Her escape...

Jul 16, 2014

Letitia Trent is the guest. Her debut novel, Echo Lake, is now available from Dark House Press.

Kirkus Reviews says

"Trent’s years as a poet serve her well in this heavily atmospheric novel, which deftly conjures up both evil and the small town’s complicit reluctance to face its past."

And Kyle Minor says

"Echo Lake...