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Mar 31, 2013

Periel Aschenbrand is the guest. She is the author of two memoirs, the latest of which is called On My Knees. It is available now for pre-order and will be published by Harper Perennial on June 18, 2013.

Jonathan Ames raves

"Ribald, outrageous, gutter-mouthed, hilarious—a startling new voice in American letters....

Mar 27, 2013

Giancarlo DiTrapano is the guest. He's the editor of NY Tyrant magazine and the publisher of Tyrant Books, an independent press based in New York City.

His authors include Brian Evensen, Blake Butler, Eugene Marten, and Michael Kimball.  And later this year, in June, he'll be publishing Marie Calloway's debut novel,

Mar 24, 2013

Amber Dermont is the guest. Her debut novel, The Starboard Sea, was a New York Times bestseller, and her new story collection, Damage Control, is now available. Both were published by St. Martin's. 

Marilynne Robinson raves

"With unflinching wit, Amber Dermont examines the harsh vicissitudes of life, and though the...

Mar 20, 2013

Tom Hansen is the guest. He is the author of the memoir American Junkie and a new novel called This is What We Do. Both are available from Emergency Press.

Grace Krilanovich says

"There’s what people say, and then there’s what they do. The phrase will infect your consciousness, contorting and twisting itself...

Mar 17, 2013

Ayana Mathis is today's guest. Her debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, was an official selection of Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and has since gone on to become a New York Times bestseller. It is available now from Knopf.

Kirkus, in a starred review, calls it

“Cutting, emotional…pure heartbreak…though Mathis has...