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Mar 30, 2014

Jacinda Townsend is the guest. Her new novel Saint Monkey is now available from W.W. Norton & Co.

Roxane Gay says

Saint Monkey is an absolute marvel of a book. Jacinda Townsend is dazzling as she transports the reader to a different time and place—the 1950s, rural Kentucky, and Harlem at the height of the jazz era....

Mar 26, 2014

D. Foy is the guest. His debut novel, Made to Break, is now available from Two Dollar Radio.

Anthony Swofford says

"Reading D. Foy's prose is like watching Robert Stone and Wallace Stevens drag race across a frozen lake at midnight."

And Matthew Specktor says

“D. Foy’s writing is so rich, so saturated in both life...

Mar 23, 2014

Mary Beth Keane is the guest. Her latest novel, Fever, is now available from Scribner.

The New York Times Book Review calls it

“[A] tender, detailed portrayal of willed ignorance collapsing in the face of truth…A fine novel.”

And USA Today says

“[Keane] is a talented storyteller, her style plain and steady, not...

Mar 19, 2014

Antonia Crane is the guest. Her new memoir, Spent, is now available from Rare Bird Lit / A Barnacle Book. 

Kirkus calls it

"...revelatory, [an] unapologetic life story of a San Francisco stripper and sex worker. A raw, searing self-portrait."

And Stephen Elliott says

“Antonia Crane is a gift. Her writing will change...

Mar 16, 2014

Heather Christle is the guest. She was the recipient of the 2012 Believer Magazine Poetry Award for her collection entitled The Trees, The Trees (Octopus Books). Her other collections include The Difficult Farm and What is Amazing (Wesleyan University Press).

John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats says

"If you’re...