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Feb 24, 2016

Hanya Yanagihara is the guest. Her novel A Little Life was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award, and it is now available in trade paperback from Anchor Books. 

I feel like A Little Life is having the kind of existence that pretty much all writers hope their books will have. It seems to provoke...

Feb 16, 2016

Alexander Chee is the guest. His new novel, The Queen of the Night, is available now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It is the official February pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

Years ago Alex was out in LA and we had a drink and he told me he was working on this novel. It's amazing to see it all come to...

Feb 3, 2016

Jarett Kobek is the guest. His new novel is called I Hate the Internet, available now from We Heard You Like Books. 

This one was fun. I didn't know what to expect. Or I guess I sort of knew what to expect: Jarett and I would talk about the internet and what it feels like to hate it. But I didn't know quite what to...