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Aug 31, 2014

Michael Earl Craig is the guest. His latest book, Talkativeness, is available now from Wave Books. 

Publishers Weekly says

"Craig renders unsettling dreams and quotidian clutter with sparse language and a quiet, distant voice to conjure poems brimming with the bizarre. His knack for the disturbing materializes in images...

Aug 27, 2014

Jim Ruland is the guest. His new novel, Forest of Fortune, is available now from Tyrus Books. It is the official August selection of The TNB Book Club.

The Los Angeles Times calls it

"[A] masterpiece of desperation, delusion and misdeeds.... Ruland...brilliantly taps the fundamental irony of casinos.... A satisfying...

Aug 24, 2014

Joshua Wolf Shenk is the guest. His new book, Powers of Two, is now available from Eamon Dolan Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Andrew Solomon says

"In this surprising, compelling, deeply felt book, Joshua Wolf Shenk banishes the idea of solitary genius by demonstrating that our richest art and science...

Aug 20, 2014

Cassandra Troyan is the guest. Her new book, Kill Manual, is available from Artifice Books in October 2014.

Chris Kraus says

"The sometime-narrator of Kill Manual anastasiasteele3577 haunts chat rooms and BDSM dating sites in search of oblivion. But oblivion hardly needs to be searched for: It’s already there. This...

Aug 17, 2014

Austin Kleon is the guest. He is the bestselling author of the books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!. Both are available from Workman Publishing. 

Publishers Weeklysays

“Some people are natural self-promoters. For others, it’s painfully difficult to put their work out there. In this creatively designed...