Buchanan is also the author of Harmless Like You, winner of The Authors’ Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award. It was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and an NPR 2017 Great Read.
Her short work has appeared in several places including Granta, Guernica, The Guardian, The Harvard Review, and NPR’s Selected Shorts.
She lives in London.
In today's monologue, I talk briefly about the virtues of a weighted blanket.
Kevin Bigley is the guest. His new novel, Comaville, is available from Clash Books.
Bigley is an actor/author. He can be seen on such television as Amazon’s Undone, USA’s Sirens, as well as heard on Netflix’s Bojack Horseman. Currently, he’s starring in the new Greg Daniels show Upload, coming to Amazon on May 1st. He lives in Los Angeles.
In today's monologue, I talk briefly about taking a drive up into the mountains.
Lopera's other books include Quiéreme (Nomadic Press 2017) and ¡Cuéntamelo! (Aunt Lute 2017) an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants which won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award.
Their work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Teen Vogue, The Rumpus, The White Review, LALT, Four Way Review, Broadly,TimeOut Mag, and more.
They live in San Francisco.
Amanda Goldblatt is the guest. Her debut novel, Hard Mouth, is available from Counterpoint Press.
Goldblatt's work can lately be found at NOON, Fence, and Diagram. She was a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow, and teaches creative writing at Northeastern Illinois University.
She lives in Chicago, with her architect partner, and no dog.
In today's monologue: listener mail.
Megan Boyle is the guest. Her novel LIVEBLOG is available from Tyrant Books.
This is Megan's second time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 13 on October 30, 2011.
Boyle is also the author of selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda express employee (Muumuu House, 2011). Her writing has appeared in Vice, the Believer, Thought Catalog, and other places online and in print. She has been liveblogging her life since March 17, 2020 on her Tumblr. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
In today's monologue, I talk about the hippie who is living with us and how she wanted to go to the forest.
Crissy Van Meter is the guest. Her debut novel, Creatures, is available from Algonquin Books.
She teaches creative writing at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and is the founder of the literary project Five Quarterly. She's also the managing editor for Nouvella Books and serves on the board of directors for the literary non-profit Novelly. She lives in Los Angeles.
In today's monologue, I respond to listener mail.
Sarah Kendzior is the guest. Her new book, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America, is available from Flatiron Books.
This is Sarah's second time on the podcast. She first appeared in Episode 516 on April 25, 2018.
She is best known for her reporting on St. Louis and the 2016 election, her academic research on authoritarian states, and her New York Times bestselling debut The View from Flyover Country. She is a co-host of the podcast Gaslit Nation and was named one of Foreign Policy's “100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events.” Her reporting has been featured in Politico, The Atlantic, Fast Company, The New York Times, Globe and Mail, and more. She lives in St. Louis.
In today's monologue, I basically just get right to the conversation.
Jenn Shapland is the guest. Her debut, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, is a genre-bending work of nonfiction. It is available from Tin House Books.
Shapland's nonfiction has been published in O, the Oprah Magazine, The Paris Review daily, Tin House, Outside online, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. Her essay "Finders, Keepers" won a 2017 Pushcart Prize, and she was awarded the 2019 Rabkin Foundation Award for art journalism. She has a PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin and lives in New Mexico.
In today's monologue, I talk about April Fool's Day, the late Molly Brodak, and offer a public thanks to my volunteer transcriptionists.