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Oct 31, 2012

J. Robert Lennon is today's guest.  He is the author of several books, and his latest novel, Familiar, is now available from Graywolf Press.

The New York Times Book Review raves

“Over the last decade, J. Robert Lennon’s literary imagination has grown increasingly morbid, convoluted and peculiar—just as his books...

Oct 28, 2012

Susan Straight is the guest.  She is the author of several books and has been a finalist for the National Book Award.  Her new novel, Between Heaven and Here, is now available from McSweeney's. 

Ayelet Waldman raves

"It is only the rarest of novels that cry for a sequel, the most unusual of stories that at once...

Oct 24, 2012

Antoine Wilson is today's guest.  He's the author of two novels, the most recent of which is called Panorama City, now available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, says

"Wilson’s second novel (after Interloper) is fresh and flawlessly crafted as well as charmingly genuine. Oppen...

Oct 21, 2012

Jami Attenberg is the guest. Her new novel, The Middlesteins, is now available from Grand Central Publishing. 

Jonathan Franzen raves

"The Middlesteins had me from its very first pages, but it wasn't until its final pages that I fully appreciated the range of Attenberg's sympathy and the artistry of her...

Oct 17, 2012

Sean Beaudoin is today's guest.  He's the author of several books, the most recent of which is a novel called The Infects, now available from Candlewick Press. 

Publishers Weekly raves

"Horror goes hand in hand with dark comedy in this wickedly unpredictable adventure, as Beaudoin simultaneously skewers the fast food...