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Jul 29, 2015

Bud Smith is the guest. His new novel, F 250, is available now from Piscataway House.

I did a reading with Bud here in Los Angeles earlier this summer. He was kind enough to invite me. Ben Loory, Mira Gonzalez, and xTx also read. The next day Bud came over and we sat down and talked. What strikes me about him is that...

Jul 22, 2015

Jim Gavin is the guest. His story collection, Middle Men, is available now from Simon & Schuster.

Jim is another in a long line of Catholic (and recovering Catholic) authors who have appeared on this program, a completely accidental trend that was pointed out to me by listener Nick Ripatrazone, who wrote about it in an

Jul 19, 2015

Tao Lin and Mira Gonzalez are the guests. Their new book, Selected Tweets, is available now from Short Flight / Long Drive. (Please note that Tao has written an addendum/clarification to the content of this episode; it is posted below.1 Also: listeners who would like to weigh in on this or any episode can email me here. I...

Jul 15, 2015

Lidia Yuknavitch is the guest. Her new novel, The Small Backs of Children, is available now from Harper. It's the official July selection of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

Had such a fun time talking with Lidia. It was one of those conversations that could've easily gone longer. She's just a great person to have a...

Jul 12, 2015

Chet Weise is the guest. He is the editor and co-founder of Third Man Books, based in Nashville, TN.

Third Man is a young indie press, and if you've listened to this podcast for any amount of time, you probably know that I'm a fan of the indies and feel like a lot of our best and most interesting literature is produced...