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Apr 21, 2021

Andrea Bajani is the author of the novel If You Kept a Record of Sins, available from Archipelago Books. It was translated from the Italian by Elizabeth Harris.

Bajani is one of the most respected and award-winning novelists and poets of contemporary Italian literature. He is the author of four novels and two...


Apr 14, 2021

Shannon McLeod is the author of the novella Whimsy, available from Long Day Press.

McLeod is also the author of the essay chapbook Pathetic (University of Indianapolis Etchings Press). Her writing has appeared in Tin House Online, Wigleaf, Hobart, Joyland Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, and Prairie Schooner, among...


Apr 7, 2021

Gina Frangello is the author of the memoir Blow Your House Down, available from Counterpoint Press.

This is Gina's second time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 16 on November 9, 2011.

Frangello's other books include Every Kind of WantingA Life in MenSlut Lullabies, and My Sister's Continent. Her short...


Apr 2, 2021

This episode first aired on March 27, 2013.

It is being reposted in memory of Giancarlo DiTrapano (1974-2021), founder and publisher of Tyrant Books. He died unexpectedly on March 30 in New York City. No official cause of death has been reported as of yet.

I didn't know Gian well, but I did know him a bit. He was...


Mar 31, 2021

Hari Kunzru is the author of the novel Red Pill, available now from Knopf.

This is Hari's second time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 57, on April 1, 2012.

Born in London, he is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions, Gods Without Men, and White Tears, as well as a short...