fiction/non/fiction

S4 Ep. 18: In the Soup: Sean McDonald and Monica West On Publishing During, and After, a Pandemic

Editor and publisher Sean McDonald and novelist Monica West join co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V V Ganeshananthan to discuss how the reopening of the country is affecting authors and the...

The Maris Review

Episode 107: Katherine Heiny

Katherine Heiny is the author of Standard Deviation and Single Carefree Mellow and her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker The Atlantic and many other magazines She lives...

Otherppl with Brad Listi

710. Barrett Swanson

Barrett Swanson is the author of the essay collection Lost in Summerland Counterpoint Press Swanson is a contributing editor at Harper s Magazine He was the recipient of a Pushcart...

Reading Women

Interview with Jenny Lawson

In this week s episode Kendra talks with Jenny Lawson about her most recent book Broken in the Best Possible Way which out now from Henry Holt Thanks to our...

Open Form

Episode 8: Kali Fajardo-Anstine on Sunshine Cleaning

Welcome to Open Form a new weekly film podcast hosted by award-winning writer Mychal Denzel Smith Each week a different author chooses a movie a movie they love a movie...

Thresholds

Kristen Arnett

Kristen Arnett is the author of With Teeth A Novel Riverhead Books and the NYT bestselling debut novel Mostly Dead Things Tin House which was a finalist for the Lambda...

Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady

Judy Batalion on the Emotional Legacy of the Holocaust

When did patriotism become a lightning rod and why On the right it has become aligned with nationalism and on the left it is seen as an impediment to acknowledging...

Beyond the Page: The Best of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference

The Education of an Idealist: U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power on Soft Power and Hard Lessons

In this episode of BEYOND THE PAGE former United States Ambassador to the United Nations human rights activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author SAMANTHA POWER interviewed in the lead-up to her...

Storybound

Madhuri Vijay reads an excerpt from "The Far Field"

Madhuri Vijay reads an excerpt from her novel The Far Field with an original Storybound remix Madhuri Vijay was born and raised in Bangalore She is the recipient of a...

Finnegan and Friends

5. Musical Conclusions

Some of Finnegans Wake s canniest readers like guest Olwen Fou r don t read the whole thing That makes sense too considering that the book is itself incomplete the...

Writer Types

David Swinson, Josh Malerman, Joani Elliott, Eli Cranor, Stephen Mack Jones

It's a full slate of authors from across genres Crime writer David Swinson and his new coming-of-age tale City on the Edge Best selling horror writer Josh Malerman BIrdbox with...

Audiobook Break with AudioFile Magazine

DAVID COPPERFIELD: Chapter 54 by Charles Dickens, Read by Nicholas Boulton

David Copperfield tells the story of a young man from his painful childhood through chance tragedy and adventure to self-knowledge and happiness Narrator Nicholas Boulton delivers a glorious performance Published...

Literary Disco

Episode 194: Alta Magazine

Today Julia Rider and Tod discuss three articles from Alta Magazine the publication based in California that focuses on news history literature and culture with a decidedly Western bent Its...

Criminal Broads

The Half-Life of Casey Anthony

Casey Anthony is a woman whose face launched a thousand death threats because most Americans believe she killed her daughter After her high-profile trial and shocking acquittal she became an...

Keen On

Robert Pearl on How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients

In this episode of Keen On Andrew is joined by Robert Pearl the author of Uncaring to discuss the state of the American healthcare system -- and how we can...

So Many Damn Books

162: Backlist: Patricia Highsmith (THE RIPLEY NOVELS)

Christopher and Drew finally conquer Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels talking and mildly spoiling all five of the novels concerning Highsmith's most famous creation They get into why he's a...

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

First Draft - Ethan Rutherford (Returns)

Ethan Rutherford s fiction has appeared in BOMB Tin House Ploughshares One Story American Short Fiction Post Road Esopus Conjunctions and The Best American Short Stories His first book The...

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan

The Books & Books Staff Picks Their Summer Reads

On today's episode of The Literary Life, Mitchell Kaplan talks to Books & Books' Gaël LeLamer, Cristina Russell, and Cristina Nosti about what they're recommending this summer.

Change Lab: Conversations on Transformation and Creativity

47 Pasadena City College President Erika Endrijonas on leveling the playing field

Erika Endrijonas isn t just an advocate for the pivotal role community colleges play in providing equal access to the American Dream She is also an alum of Cal State...

WMFA

Turning Your Past into Narrative w. ELISSA WASHUTA

Elissa's new essay collection White Magic is out now from Tin House She and Courtney discuss reckoning with your past selves time loops and giving up control over the process...

The NewberyTart Podcast

S6 E4: Nothing But the Truth

Each week on NewberyTart Jennie and Marcy two book-loving mamas and a librarian and a bookseller respectively read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books and...

Unlikeable Female Characters

Episode 59: Women and Power with Sara Flannery Murphy

Kristen and Layne chat with Sara Flannery Murphy author of the feminist sci-fi novel GIRL ONE out now about women wielding power super and otherwise This episode is presented in...

Underreported: Hosted by Nicholas Lemann

John Judis: The Politics of Our Time

John Judis has brought out a book with Columbia Global Reports during each of the last three national political seasons The Populist Explosion in The Nationalist Revival in and now...

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

In conversation with Golden Voice Narrator Michael Crouch

In today s special bonus edition of Behind the Mic host Jo Reed interviews Michael Crouch who was inducted as one of AudioFile s Golden Voice narrators this June Michael...

Damian Barr's Literary Salon

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Ruth Gilligan reads from 'The Butchers'

A photograph is hung on a gallery wall for the first time since it was taken two decades before It shows a slaughter house in rural Ireland a painting of...

Emergence Magazine Podcast

The Nightingale's Song – a conversation with Sam Lee

In this interview which weaves conversation song and the music of nightingales folk singer Sam Lee speaks about the transformative experience of collaborating with nightingales the stories of ancestors passed...

Time to Eat the Dogs

Replay: Do You See Ice?

Dr Karen Routledge talks about Baffin Island s Inuit community as it came into contact with western whalers and explorers in the nineteenth century Even though the Inuit worked closely...