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Interviews with writer of creative fiction and non-fiction about their new books.

Kendra Sullivan, "Reps" (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2024)

July 19, 2024

Reps

Kendra Sullivan
Hosted by Tyler Thier

Kendra Sullivan's latest book of poetry, Reps (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2024), cycles through a series of operational exercises that gradually enable her…

"Prairie Schooner" Magazine: A Discussion with John Kuligowski and Zainab Omaki

July 18, 2024

"Prairie Schooner" Magazine

John Kuligowski and Zainab Omaki
Hosted by Dan Hill

John Kuligowski is a Nonfiction Assistant Editor at Prairie Schooner and also currently a PhD student in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln…

Anthony Di Renzo, "Pasquinades: Essays from Rome's Famous Talking Statue" (Cayuga Lake Books, 2023)

July 18, 2024

Pasquinades

Anthony Di Renzo
Hosted by Chris Holmes

Anthony Di Renzo's Pasquinades: Essays from Rome's Famous Talking Statue (Cayuga Lake Books, 2023) is the most audacious guide to Rome you will ever r…

The "Massachusetts Review" Magazine: A Discussion with Jim Hicks and Shailja Patel

July 12, 2024

The "Massachusetts Review" Magazine

Jim Hicks and Shailja Patel
Hosted by Dan Hill

Jim Hicks is the Executive Editor of the Massachusetts Review, a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at UMass Amherst, and a translator of liter…

Eve J. Chung, "Daughters of Shandong" (Berkley Books, 2024)

July 8, 2024

Daughters of Shandong

Eve J. Chung
Hosted by C. P. Lesley

Daughters of Shandong (Berkley Books, 2024), the author’s first and based on the life of her grandmother, follows the fortunes of a mother and three d…

Alan Lightman, "Einstein's Dreams" (Vintage, 1992)

July 7, 2024

Einstein's Dreams

Alan Lightman

Einstein’s Dreams (Vintage, 1992) by Alan Lightman, set in Albert Einstein’s “miracle year” of 1905, is a novel about the cultural interconnection of…

Nat Reeve, "Nettleblack" (Cipher Press, 2022)

July 5, 2024

Nettleblack

Nat Reeve
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

1893. Henry Nettleblack has to act fast or she’ll be married off by her elder sister. But leaving the safety of her wealthy life isn’t as simple as sh…

Iris Mwanza, "The Lions' Den" (Graydon House, 2024)

July 4, 2024

The Lions' Den

Iris Mwanza
Hosted by Chris Holmes

A missing boy. A corrupt system. A case that could change everything...When young queer dancer Wilbess "Bessy" Mulenga is arrested by corrupt police, …

Patrick Colm Hogan, "A People Without Shame" (Blackwater Press, 2024)

July 3, 2024

A People Without Shame

Patrick Colm Hogan
Hosted by Arnab Dutta Roy

Somota is society divided by change, and by memories. When A. arrives in the protectorate shortly after the first world war, he is unsure of what to e…

Sorayya Khan, "We Take Our Cities with Us: A Memoir" (Ohio State UP, 2022)

June 27, 2024

We Take Our Cities with Us

Sorayya Khan

Today’s book is: We Take Our Cities With Us (Ohio State UP, 2022), by Sorayya Khan. After her mother’s death, Sorayya Khan confronts her grief by revi…

Graham McNeill, "Horus Heresy - False Gods" (Games Workshop, 2014)

June 25, 2024

Horus Heresy - False Gods

Graham McNeill
Hosted by Michael Morales

For years, fans have been clamoring for novels about the Horus Heresy - the bloody civil war that set Space Marine against Space Marine and nearly spe…

Molly Giles, "Life Span" (WTAW Press, 2024)

June 25, 2024

Life Span

Molly Giles
Hosted by G. P. Gottlieb

Molly Giles remembers when her father came back after WWII in 1945. Her memoir, Life Span (WTAW Press, 2024) opens when she is three years old, sittin…

Dana Elmendorf, "In the Hour of Crows" (Mira Books, 2024)

June 23, 2024

In the Hour of Crows

Dana Elmendorf
Hosted by A. E. Lanier

Dana Elmendorf’s novel In The Hour of Crows (Mira Books, 2024) takes place in small town Appalachia and follows Weatherly Opal Wilder, a young woman w…

Emma Copley Eisenberg, "Housemates" (Hogarth, 2024)

June 22, 2024

Housemates

Emma Copley Eisenberg
Hosted by Kendall Dinniene

Today I talked to Emma Copley Eisenberg's novel Housemates (Hogarth, 2024). After Bernie’s former photography professor, the renowned yet tarnished D…

Escape Velocity: Sarah Manguso in Conversation with Tess McNulty (EH)

June 20, 2024

Escape Velocity

Sarah Manguso and Tess McNulty
Hosted by Novel Dialogue

What’s the truth and what’s a lie? What’s a memoir, what’s a novel, and what if both are just a series of “prose blocks”? This conversation between Sa…

Joanna Lowell, "A Shore Thing" (Berkley Books, 2024)

June 18, 2024

A Shore Thing

Joanna Lowell
Hosted by C. P. Lesley

Joanna Lowell is known for her witty historical romances set in late Victorian England, a period both undergoing and resisting dramatic social change.…

Rachel Khong, "Real Americans" (Knopf, 2024)

June 17, 2024

Real Americans

Rachel Khong
Hosted by Chris Holmes

Real Americans (Knopf, 2024) begins on the precipice of Y2K in New York City, when twenty-two-year-old Lily Chen, an unpaid intern at a slick media co…

C. J. Spataro, "More Strange Than True" (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2024)

June 15, 2024

More Strange Than True

C. J. Spataro
Hosted by Rebekah Buchanan

Award winning author and short fiction writer, C. J. Spataro's debut novel, More Strange Than True (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2024) takes us in to a wor…

"Conjunctions" Magazine: A Discussion with Bradford Morrow

June 13, 2024

"Conjunctions" Magazine

Bradford Morrow
Hosted by Dan Hill

Bradford Morrow is an American novelist, editor, essayist, poet, and children’s book author. A professor of literature and Bard Center Fellow at Bard …

Kimberly King Parsons, "We Were the Universe" (Knopf, 2024)

June 12, 2024

We Were the Universe

Kimberly King Parsons
Hosted by Chris Holmes

The trip was supposed to be fun. When Kit's best friend gets dumped by his boyfriend, he begs her to ditch her family responsibilities for an idyllic …