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Aug 28, 2013

Peter Orner is the guest. His new story collection, Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, is now available from Little, Brown. 

Tom Bissell says

“Peter Orner is a true writers’ writer, which is to say a writer writers complain to writers about readers not reading. His novel The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo (a...

Aug 25, 2013

Lindsay Hunter is the guest. Her new story collection, Don't Kiss Me, is now available from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. 

Kirkus Reviews raves

Don’t Kiss Me, Hunter’s second short story collection, is a bold, haunting, and beautiful observation of lives lived outside the scope of the mainstream . . . Hunter...

Aug 21, 2013

Gregory Sherl is the guest. His new book Monogamy Songs is now available from Future Tense.

The Huffington Post raves

"The problem with post-confessionalism is that its most uninspired iterations have been sprinkled across America for the past quarter-century; that is, the problem with post-confessionalism isn't...

Aug 18, 2013

Susan Orlean is the guest. A staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, she is also the bestselling author of several books, including The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin

The New York Times Book Review raves

"The collecting mania that Susan Orlean has so painstakingly described is, like the orchid, a small thing of...

Aug 14, 2013

Peter Mattei is the guest. His new novel, The Deep Whatsis, is now available in the United States from Other Press, and in the UK from The Friday Project. 

Kate Christensen raves

"With zingy, hilarious glee, Peter Mattei takes a sharp stick and pokes it at many deserving underbellies: the puffery of corporate America;...