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Feb 26, 2014

Kelcey Parker is the guest. Her new novella, Liliane's Balcony: A Novella of Fallingwater, is now available from Rose Metal Press.

Booklist says

"The latest from Parker is an inventive novella hybrid, a mix of prose and poetry, past and present, heartbreak and humor. At the core is Liliane Kaufmann, the wife and first...

Feb 23, 2014

Randa Jarrar is the guest. Her debut novel, A Map of Home, is now available from Penguin.

Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, raves

Jarrar's sparkling debut about an audacious Muslim girl growing up in Kuwait, Egypt and Texas is intimate, perceptive and very, very funny. Nidali Ammar is born in Boston to a...

Feb 19, 2014

Spencer Madsen is the guest. He is the founder of Sorry House, an independent press based in Brooklyn, and his new book of poetry, You Can Make Anything Sad, is due out from Publishing Genius Press in April. 

Dennis Cooper raves

"When I read Spencer Madsen’s poetry, I not only feel awe because he’s so good, one of...

Feb 16, 2014

Nina McConigley is the guest. Her debut story collection, Cowboys and East Indians, is now available from FiveChapters Books. 

Antonya Nelson says

“What I love about this collection of stories is its wit and warmth. McConigley’s characters are “the wrong kind of Indians living in Wyoming,” and their struggles...

Feb 12, 2014

Aubrey Hirsch is the guest. Her story collection, Why We Never Talk About Sugar, is now available from Braddock Avenue Books.

Matt Bell says

"In Why We Never Talk About Sugar, Aubrey Hirsch posits an uncertain world, offering us her characters at their most confused, frightened, obsessed. As protection against their...