Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical, science fiction)

Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical, science fiction)

Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry; host David Naimon KBOO 90.7 FM, Portland : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, experimental, genre-bending, fantastical, science fiction)
Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical, science fiction)

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Interviews with writers. Hosted by writer and radio host (Between the Covers–KBOO 90.7FM), David Naimon

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Tin House Live : Craft Talk : Jericho Brown on Suicide & Joy

Jan 24, 2020 25:42

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Jericho Brown gave these two talks, on suicide, and on joy, at the 2016 Tin House Summer Workshop in Portland, Oregon.  His latest poetry collection The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press) was a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award.

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E. J. Koh : The Magical Language of Others

Jan 13, 2020 1:38:44

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“In The Magical Language of Others, E. J. Koh writes of the boundary between anonymity and naming, between absence and abandonment, between cruelty and safety for four generations of mothers and daughters, each speaking with an occupied heart and crossing narrative borders between Korea, Japan, and America. As a reader, you give yourself over to her […]

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Karthika Naïr : Until the Lions : Echoes from the Mahabharata

Jan 6, 2020 1:52:32

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“In this retelling of the Mahabharata from the point of view of its hitherto minor female characters, Karthika Naïr uncovers a seminal feminist text. Until the Lions makes dazzling use of concrete verse and surreptitious rhyme to tell a story you think you know. By poem’s end you understand, with gratitude, that you know nothing […]

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CAConrad : Resurrect Extinct Vibration

Dec 16, 2019 1:59:30

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“CAConrad always argues (from the inside of their poems) for a poetry of radical inclusivity while keeping a very queer shoulder to the wheel. Their kind of queerness strikes me as nonpolarizing, not intentionally but because of the fullness of their exposition, a kind of gigantism that seems to me to be most deeply informed […]

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Daniel José Older : The Book of Lost Saints

Dec 1, 2019 1:42:50

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“Older’s spellbinding novel is a fever dream full of magic and loss, wickedness and grace, faith and love, spirit and power.”–Marlon James;  “A lyrical, beautiful, devastating, literally haunting journey of assimilation, resistance, and family. Older just gets better and better.”—N.K. Jemisin

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Jake Skeets : Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers

Nov 20, 2019 1:50:57

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“Jake Skeets takes us to ‘The Indian Capital of the World,’ a landscape of erosion and erasure, where ‘boys only hold boys / like bottles’ and eros is a dangerous thing. In the brush and horseweed, ghosts and trains and abandoned trailers, a young Diné attempts to answer all the question marks of adolescence and […]

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Tin House Live: ‘Writing Towards Joy’ Panel : Kelly Link, Garth Greenwell, Justin Torres

Nov 12, 2019 36:32

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Recorded on the final day of the 2019 Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, the panel “On Writing Towards Joy” ended the week on a high note.  Moderated by Tin House Assistant Books Editor Elizabeth DeMeo, panelists Kelly Link, Garth Greenwell, and Justin Torres unpack a rarely discussed topic. How does one create joy on the […]

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Richard Powers : The Overstory

Nov 1, 2019 1:30:10

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“This book is beyond special. Richard Powers manages to turn trees into vivid and engaging characters, something that indigenous people have done for eons but that modern literature has rarely if ever even attempted. It’s not just a completely absorbing, even overwhelming book; it’s a kind of breakthrough in the ways we think about and […]

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Zadie Smith : Grand Union

Oct 21, 2019 54:05

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“Grand Union is an unusual creature, combining all the experimental exuberance of a writer discovering a form with the technical prowess of one at the height of her abilities. The result is exhilarating. Between the covers of one book, readers will find such disparate forms as allegory, parable, speculative thriller and satire, as well as […]

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Tin House Live : Readings : Garth Greenwell, Michelle Tea, Kaveh Akbar

Oct 16, 2019 59:31

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Recorded at the 2019 Tin House Summer Writers Workshop at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, today’s episode is a medley of readings from three different nights. Garth Greenwell reads from his upcoming novel Cleanness (FSG January 2020), Michelle Tea  from her novel-in-progress, Little Faggot, and Kaveh Akbar the short and long poems “Vines” and “The Palace” respectively.

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Rob Schlegel : In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps

Oct 2, 2019 2:01:57

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“Rob Schlegel has a voice you’d follow into the dark woods, knowing full well it’s hard, awful, daily, plain, living truth you’re running toward. The speaker in this book is a heartbreaker of a storyteller—a synesthesiac of mixed feelings, bad news, and wordsmithery. I feel known, caught out, believed in, vulnerable, when I read this […]

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Tin House Live : Revision Panel : R.O. Kwon, Karen Shepard, Danielle Evans, Jamel Brinkley

Sep 25, 2019 48:10

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“Finding the Life of the Story: Vision & Revision” was recorded at the 2019 Tin House Summer Writers Workshop. Panelists Karen Shepard, Danielle Evans, R.O. Kwon and Jamel Brinkley talk strategies to draft and revise. Moderated by David Naimon, host of Between the Covers.

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Xuan Juliana Wang : Home Remedies

Sep 18, 2019 1:31:13

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“Filled with characters who mirror the chaos and anxiety, exhilaration and despair, desire and fear of the world around them, Home Remedies offers searing portraits of millennial Chinese immigrants. . . . Wang’s shimmering words offer proof that even the most mundane of these lives have the potential to become something extraordinary. . . .  A great, […]

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Ayşe Papatya Bucak : The Trojan War Museum

Sep 4, 2019 1:43:22

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“These are stories that reflect the author’s Turkish heritage and a curiosity about our human search for meaning as profound as it is lyrical. The stories are music. They beguile and illuminate with narratives about yearning and desire, circumstance and courage, resilience and discovery.”—NPR

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Brandon Shimoda : The Grave on the Wall

Aug 15, 2019 1:49:39

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“If someone asked me what a poet’s history might look and read like, I would say Brandon Shimoda’s The Grave on the Wall. It is part dream, part memory, part forgetting, part identity. It is a remarkable exploration of how citizenship is forged by the brutal US imperial forces—through slave labor, forced detention, indiscriminate bombing, historical […]

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Elvia Wilk : Oval

Aug 1, 2019 1:41:42

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“J. G. Ballard meets William Gibson meets Jeff VanderMeer. Oval is an up-to-the-minute story about the twilight zones of corporate design, aesthetics, pharmacy, and bioengineering, where there’s nothing consultants won’t break in the quest for ‘innovation.’ What could possibly go wrong? Find out in Elvia Wilk’s crisp and stylish debut book.”—McKenzie Wark

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Max Porter : Lanny

Jul 15, 2019 1:50:05

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“In Lanny Max Porter has expanded on his innovative hybrid mode while remaining faithful to our species-wide tradition of storytelling through myth, magic, and parable, but also through the harrowing minutiae of being alive in the trying hours of a small town ruptured by loss. The result is a powerful yet tender reclamation of the imagination, love, […]

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Ted Chiang : Exhalation

Jul 1, 2019 1:10:04

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“Ted Chiang has no contemporary peers when it comes to the short story form. His name deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Carver, Poe, Borges, and Kafka. Every story is a universe. Every story is a diamond. You will inhale Exhalation in a single, stunned sitting, because true genius doesn’t come along nearly […]

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Miriam Toews : Women Talking

Jun 12, 2019 1:34:47

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“An astonishment, a volcano of a novel with slowly and furiously mounting pressures of anguish and love and rage. No other book I’ve read in the past year has spoken so lucidly about our current moment, and yet none has felt as timeless; the always-wondrous Miriam Toews has written a book as close to a […]

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Sophia Shalmiyev : Mother Winter

Jun 3, 2019 1:49:19

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“Shalmiyev stubbornly, brilliantly pursues loss in this psycho-geography of immigration, grief displacement, and damage. A mother herself, Shalmiyev’s narrator channels the ghosts of Dorothy Richardson, Anaïs Nin, Frances Farmer and the sad, bad stories of Aileen Wuornos and Amy Fisher, who could never be the right kind of girls. Like the great modernist writers, Shalmiyev writes from, not […]

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Morgan Parker : Magical Negro

May 14, 2019 1:57:32

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“Morgan Parker’s latest collection, Magical Negro, is a riveting testimony to everyday blackness. . . . It is wry and atmospheric, an epic work of aural pleasures and personifications that demands to be read—both as an account of a private life and as searing political protest.”—Glory Edim, Time Magazine

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Cristina Rivera Garza : The Taiga Syndrome

Apr 30, 2019 1:45:49

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“If The Taiga Syndrome is a book of illness, it’s also about exile, disappearance, borders, love, language and translation, desire, capitalism and its discontents, fairy tales, and what it means to be possessed by the madness of others and the madness of ourselves. The murmurs that haunt the detective in The Taiga Syndrome evoke the history of Mexican fiction, most […]

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Lacy M. Johnson : The Reckonings

Apr 15, 2019 1:50:02

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“Through prose that is at once passionate and percussive, Lacy Johnson’s The Reckonings demands that we place justice and discovery at the center of our conversations, memories, imaginations, and art. I don’t know that I’ve ever been happier to be alive after reading any book. In this weird way that probably says way too much about the smallness of […]

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Christine Schutt : Pure Hollywood

Apr 1, 2019 1:39:08

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“Nobody writes like Schutt . . . and her latest collection is the perfect entry point for readers new to her work . . . In each of the collection’s 11 stories, Schutt gives readers dissipated women staggering to the brink of sanity, desperate men with foggy intentions, and an eerie atmosphere that radiates menace, […]

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Mitchell S. Jackson : Survival Math

Mar 18, 2019 1:42:00

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“A vibrant memoir of race, violence, family, and manhood . . . Jackson recognizes there is too much for one conventional form, and his various storytelling methods imbue the book with an unpredictable dexterity. It is sharp and unshrinking in depictions of his life, his relatives (blood kin and otherwise), and his Pacific Northwest hometown, […]

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Marlon James : Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Mar 4, 2019 1:22:17

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“Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it. A dangerous, hallucinatory, ancient Africa, which becomes a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter’s. It’s as deep and crafty as Gene Wolfe, bloodier than Robert E. Howard, and […]

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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore : Sketchtasy

Feb 12, 2019 1:49:11

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“Sycamore paints an unsparing and unsentimental portrait of survival in a homophobic era, and her writing is beyond beautiful. Sketchtasy is a powerful firecracker of a novel; it’s not just one of the best books of the year, it’s an … Continue reading →

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore : Sketchtasy

Feb 12, 2019 1:49:11

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“Sycamore paints an unsparing and unsentimental portrait of survival in a homophobic era, and her writing is beyond beautiful. Sketchtasy is a powerful firecracker of a novel; it’s not just one of the best books of the year, it’s an instant classic of queer literature.”—Michael Schaub, NPR Books

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Alicia Jo Rabins : Fruit Geode

Feb 1, 2019 1:39:06

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“How does a body do what it does: make love, mistakes, create life, exist after life; how does a body evolve, celebrate, regret, reconsider its big and small moments: these are the passionate concerns of Alicia Rabins’ Fruit Geode, a … Continue reading →

Alicia Jo Rabins : Fruit Geode

Feb 1, 2019 1:39:06

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“How does a body do what it does: make love, mistakes, create life, exist after life; how does a body evolve, celebrate, regret, reconsider its big and small moments: these are the passionate concerns of Alicia Rabins’ Fruit Geode, a book that I could not stop reading once I started, a book that drew me […]

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Genevieve Hudson: Pretend We Live Here

Jan 13, 2019 1:32:25

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“A terrific collection of stories. There are echoes here of Flannery O’Connor, Barry Hannah, and Denis Johnson, but Genevieve Hudson is her own writer—impressively and gloriously so. Her eye for the clinching detail is unnerving and her sympathies are fascinatingly … Continue reading →

Genevieve Hudson : Pretend We Live Here

Jan 13, 2019 1:32:25

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“A terrific collection of stories. There are echoes here of Flannery O’Connor, Barry Hannah, and Denis Johnson, but Genevieve Hudson is her own writer—impressively and gloriously so. Her eye for the clinching detail is unnerving and her sympathies are fascinatingly conflicted. I hope, and suspect, this book will be the start of a long and […]

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Jeffrey Yang : Hey Marfa

Jan 2, 2019 1:38:00

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“Yang rebuilds for the reader a town that is notable for its many stark contrasts: restored & ruined buildings, wealth & poverty, international art & border enforcement. Hey, Marfa makes a remarkable poetic accounting of the ways imagination is currently working with & against the histories & myths of the US/Mexico borderlands & the American […]

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Jeffrey Yang : Hey Marfa

Jan 2, 2019 1:38:00

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“Yang rebuilds for the reader a town that is notable for its many stark contrasts: restored & ruined buildings, wealth & poverty, international art & border enforcement. Hey, Marfa makes a remarkable poetic accounting of the ways imagination is currently … Continue reading →

Chaya Bhuvaneswar : White Dancing Elephants

Dec 17, 2018 1:50:15

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“Bhuvaneswar is unflinching about the lives of those for whom identity is a constant battle & the act of being is an unavoidable challenge, but she doesn’t ignore the beauty in their strength…White Dancing Elephants is a necessary book — … Continue reading →

Chaya Bhuvaneswar : White Dancing Elephants

Dec 17, 2018 1:50:15

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“Bhuvaneswar is unflinching about the lives of those for whom identity is a constant battle & the act of being is an unavoidable challenge, but she doesn’t ignore the beauty in their strength . . . White Dancing Elephants is a necessary book — & one that introduces a gifted voice to contemporary literature.”―NPR “White Dancing […]

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Layli Long Soldier : Whereas

Dec 2, 2018 1:53:22

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“Long Soldier reminds readers of their physical and linguistic bodies as they are returned to language through their mouths and eyes and tongues across the fields of her poems.”—Natalie Diaz for The New York Times Book Review “Layli Long Soldier’s movement between collective and personal makes this book intimate and urgent. She has charted new […]

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Layli Long Soldier : Whereas - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantas

Dec 2, 2018 1:53:22

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“Long Soldier reminds readers of their physical and linguistic bodies as they are returned to language through their mouths and eyes and tongues across the fields of her poems.”—Natalie Diaz for The New York Times Book Review;  “Layli Long Soldier’s … Continue reading →

Diane Williams: The Collected Stories of Diane Williams

Nov 14, 2018 1:14:18

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“Williams’s short precise, & emphatic sentences build a strange society whose denizens are not quite familiar to us & not quite comfortable with their own quietly disturbing evolutions. Not a single moment of the prose here is what you expect, & even the ordinary is, in the context created by Diane Williams, no longer ordinary. […]

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Diane Williams: The Collected Stories of Diane Williams - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-be

Nov 14, 2018 1:14:18

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“Williams’s short precise, & emphatic sentences build a strange society whose denizens are not quite familiar to us & not quite comfortable with their own quietly disturbing evolutions. Not a single moment of the prose here is what you expect, … Continue reading →

R.O. Kwon : The Incendiaries - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantas

Nov 1, 2018 1:11:18

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“Every explosive requires a fuse. That’s R. O. Kwon’s novel, a straight, slow-burning fuse. To read her novel is to follow an inexorable flame coming closer & closer to the object it will detonate—the characters, the crime, the story, &, … Continue reading →

R.O. Kwon : The Incendiaries

Nov 1, 2018 1:11:18

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“Every explosive requires a fuse. That’s R. O. Kwon’s novel, a straight, slow-burning fuse. To read her novel is to follow an inexorable flame coming closer & closer to the object it will detonate—the characters, the crime, the story, &, ultimately, the reader.”—Viet Thanh Nguyen “Kwon’s multi-faceted narrative portrays America’s dark, radical strain, exploring the […]

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Tommy Pico : Junk - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical, scie

Oct 14, 2018 1:19:20

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“Reading Tommy Pico’s Junk I kept thinking of Heather McHugh’s pronouncement that the main discipline of poetry is “to keep finding life strange.” Pico is the master of making the stone stony, or returning the sheer absurdity of being to … Continue reading →

Tommy Pico : Junk

Oct 14, 2018 1:19:20

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“Reading Tommy Pico’s Junk I kept thinking of Heather McHugh’s pronouncement that the main discipline of poetry is “to keep finding life strange.” Pico is the master of making the stone stony, or returning the sheer absurdity of being to everything, from grief to intimacy to dating apps to donuts. Junk insists on the urgency […]

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Dubravka Ugrešić : Fox & American Fictionary

Oct 1, 2018 1:45:05

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Dubravka Ugrešić is considered one of Europe’s most distinctive novelists and essayists.  She is the 2016 winner of Neustadt International Prize for Literature for her body of work, joining literary luminaries from Gabriel Garcia Marquez to Elizabeth Bishop to Octavio Paz. In 1991 when war broke out in the former Yugoslavia, Ugrešić took a firm […]

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Dubravka Ugrešić : Fox & American Fictionary - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, ex

Oct 1, 2018 1:45:05

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Dubravka Ugrešić is considered one of Europe’s most distinctive novelists and essayists.  She is the 2016 winner of Neustadt International Prize for Literature for her body of work, joining literary luminaries from Gabriel Garcia Marquez to Elizabeth Bishop to Octavio … Continue reading →

Anna Moschovakis : Eleanor or The Rejection of the Progress of Love - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (litera

Sep 24, 2018 1:51:34

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“Anna Moschovakis takes the reader straight to the terrifying edge: that moment where one ages out of youthfulness & begins to flutter in the debris of middle living, flattened out by technology, wild-goose chasing one’s data. Yet, the deeper we … Continue reading →

Anna Moschovakis : Eleanor or The Rejection of the Progress of Love

Sep 24, 2018 1:51:34

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“Anna Moschovakis takes the reader straight to the terrifying edge: that moment where one ages out of youthfulness & begins to flutter in the debris of middle living, flattened out by technology, wild-goose chasing one’s data. Yet, the deeper we look into Eleanor’s unsettledness, the more we see & the more hope we find in […]

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Dao Strom : You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre

Aug 22, 2018 1:55:13

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In Dao Strom’s collection of poetic fragments, You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else, translated by Ly Thuy Nguyen as Mình sẽ luôn là người nọ đến từ nơi nọ, the fragments are wholly filled– with text: English, Vietnamese, drifting, … Continue reading →

Dao Strom : You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else

Aug 22, 2018 1:55:13

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In Dao Strom’s collection of poetic fragments, You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else, translated by Ly Thuy Nguyen as Mình sẽ luôn là người nọ đến từ nơi nọ, the fragments are wholly filled—with text: English, Vietnamese, drifting, entwined, dense, vanishing—with space: empty, white, solid, black—with images: cropped, multiplied, sliced, erased—& with punctuation: plus, […]

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Catherine Lacey : Certain American States - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experim

Aug 7, 2018 1:29:25

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“Lacey captures with eerie precision the strangeness of being a person in the world, living alongside other human beings with unknowable thoughts and feelings . . . Reading Lacey’s fiction feels like walking through a dark apartment in someone’s mind, … Continue reading →

Catherine Lacey : Certain American States

Aug 7, 2018 1:29:25

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“Lacey captures with eerie precision the strangeness of being a person in the world, living alongside other human beings with unknowable thoughts and feelings . . . Reading Lacey’s fiction feels like walking through a dark apartment in someone’s mind, full of winding hallways and unmarked doors. You never know quite where you are or […]

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Forrest Gander : Be With - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastica

Jul 19, 2018 1:25:46

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“Forrest Gander’s life partner, the poet C.D. Wright, died suddently a little more than two years ago, and this book is one result or record of the aftermath of that loss. In poems that are utterly naked and bereft, elegies, … Continue reading →

Forrest Gander : Be With

Jul 19, 2018 1:25:46

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“Forrest Gander’s life partner, the poet C.D. Wright, died suddenly a little more than two years ago, and this book is one result or record of the aftermath of that loss. In poems that are utterly naked and bereft, elegies, apologies, could-have-beens, Gander grieves and wonders about what’s left in his life. There is so […]

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Chelsea Hodson : Tonight I’m Someone Else - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, exper

Jul 6, 2018 1:26:41

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“Hodson’s essays have such a sexy drama to them—and ultimately it’s the romance of just getting through life; the passion that comes from being a wholly alert woman and living to tell about it. I had a real romance with … Continue reading →

Chelsea Hodson : Tonight I’m Someone Else

Jul 6, 2018 1:26:41

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“Hodson’s essays have such a sexy drama to them—and ultimately it’s the romance of just getting through life; the passion that comes from being a wholly alert woman and living to tell about it. I had a real romance with this book.”—Miranda July “Chelsea Hodson tests herself against her desires, grapples with their consequences, and […]

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Molly Crabapple : Brothers of the Gun – A Memoir of the Syrian War - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (liter

Jun 12, 2018 1:37:34

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“From the anarchy, torment, and despair of the Syrian war, Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple have drawn a book of startling emotional power and intellectual depth. Many books will be written on the war’s exhaustive devastation of bodies and souls, … Continue reading →

Molly Crabapple : Brothers of the Gun – A Memoir of the Syrian War

Jun 12, 2018 1:37:34

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“From the anarchy, torment, and despair of the Syrian war, Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple have drawn a book of startling emotional power and intellectual depth. Many books will be written on the war’s exhaustive devastation of bodies and souls, and the defiant resistance of many trapped men and women, but the Mahabharata of the […]

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Sheila Heti : Motherhood - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastica

Jun 1, 2018 1:28:54

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“This book is going to change how we think about life and women forever; like ancient Greek philosopher level of describing reality in a way that creates it. So, go or don’t go, read the book or don’t — either … Continue reading →

Sheila Heti : Motherhood

Jun 1, 2018 1:28:54

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“This book is going to change how we think about life and women forever; like ancient Greek philosopher level of describing reality in a way that creates it. So, go or don’t go, read the book or don’t—either way your life will be changed by this thinker. I’m being serious here.”—Miranda July “This inquiry into […]

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Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi : Call Me Zebra - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, expe

May 15, 2018 1:37:53

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“Not many authors are compared to Borges, Cervantes, and Kathy Acker all in one breath, but that is exactly what we’re dealing with here: Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is a twisted, twisty genius.”–Nylon Magazine; “Van der Vliet Oloomi captures … Continue reading →

Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi : Call Me Zebra

May 15, 2018 1:37:53

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“Not many authors are compared to Borges, Cervantes, and Kathy Acker all in one breath, but that is exactly what we’re dealing with here: Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is a twisted, twisty genius.”—Nylon Magazine “Van der Vliet Oloomi captures the shattered identity of the refugee and the immigrant, the way that literature becomes a […]

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Jen Bervin : Silk Poems - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical

May 1, 2018 1:33:36

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“Jen Bervin’s work—all of it—engages the eye, the hand, the ear, and the mind. Her artistry is vast and inclusive, by finesse and intelligence, by curiosity, forbearance, and vision. She knows the unexpected wonder of pattern is everywhere and that … Continue reading →

Jen Bervin : Silk Poems

May 1, 2018 1:33:36

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“Jen Bervin’s work—all of it—engages the eye, the hand, the ear, and the mind. Her artistry is vast and inclusive, by finesse and intelligence, by curiosity, forbearance, and vision. She knows the unexpected wonder of pattern is everywhere and that the smallest detail contains enough energy to spawn a universe. I think they should send […]

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Cheston Knapp : Up Up Down Down - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fan

Apr 10, 2018 1:38:55

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“Cheston Knapp’s Up Up, Down Down has the uncanny, welcome ability to make so-called mainstream or dominant culture—white, masculinist, Christian, frat boy, & so on—appear newly strange, & newly open to analysis. He has the eye & ear of an anthropologist, … Continue reading →

Cheston Knapp : Up Up Down Down

Apr 10, 2018 1:38:55

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“Cheston Knapp’s Up Up, Down Down has the uncanny, welcome ability to make so-called mainstream or dominant culture—white, masculinist, Christian, frat boy, & so on—appear newly strange, & newly open to analysis. He has the eye & ear of an anthropologist, a joyously expansive vocabulary, a prose style that feels both extravagant & exact, & a […]

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John Keene : Counternarratives, Playland, and Grind - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bendin

Apr 1, 2018 1:37:11

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“In Counternarratives, John Keene undertakes a kind of literary counterarchaeology, a series of fictions that challenge our notion of what constitutes “real” or “accurate” history. His writing is at turns playful and erudite, lyric and coldly diagnostic, but always completely … Continue reading →

John Keene : Counternarratives, Playland, and Grind

Apr 1, 2018 1:37:11

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“In Counternarratives, John Keene undertakes a kind of literary counterarchaeology, a series of fictions that challenge our notion of what constitutes ‘real’ or ‘accurate’ history. His writing is at turns playful and erudite, lyric and coldly diagnostic, but always completely absorbing. Counternarratives could easily be compared to Borges or Bolaño, Calvino or Kiš.”—Jess Row “Keene’s […]

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Vi Khi Nao : Umbilical Hospital & A Brief Alphabet of Torture - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, ge

Mar 12, 2018 1:48:09

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“These pieces are elaborate piecework—perforated, whip stitched, and distressed field-dressed dissections of language. Tortured? Maybe. But lusciously junked &  juxtaposed, turned inside out & every which way but…No, in every way they make way.”—Michael Martone;  “Imagine an entity composed of … Continue reading →

Vi Khi Nao : Umbilical Hospital & A Brief Alphabet of Torture

Mar 11, 2018 1:48:09

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“These pieces are elaborate piecework—perforated, whip stitched, and distressed field-dressed dissections of language. Tortured? Maybe. But lusciously junked & juxtaposed, turned inside out & every which way but . . . No, in every way they make way.”—Michael Martone “Imagine an entity composed of sheep, wheat, assholes, clitorises, stars. Why not? That would be this […]

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Micheline Aharonian Marcom : The Brick House - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, expe

Mar 2, 2018 1:36:14

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Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s The Brick House is a place where people dream of love and loneliness, of the world’s beauty, and of ongoing environmental degradation. Travelers confront their lives in the strange, elemental language which dreams allow for, a strangeness mirrored … Continue reading →

Micheline Aharonian Marcom : The Brick House

Mar 1, 2018 1:36:14

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Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s The Brick House is a place where people dream of love and loneliness, of the world’s beauty, and of ongoing environmental degradation. Travelers confront their lives in the strange, elemental language which dreams allow for, a strangeness mirrored in the accompanying illustrations by Fowzia Karimi. Inspired by Calvino’s Invisible Cities and Kawabata’s House of Sleeping […]

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Terese Marie Mailhot : Heart Berries - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental

Feb 14, 2018 1:21:02

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“Heart Berries is an epic take—an Iliad for the indigenous. It’s the story of one First Nation woman & her geographic, emotional, & theological search for meaning in a colonial world. It’s disturbing & hilarious. It contains sentences of such poetry … Continue reading →

Terese Marie Mailhot : Heart Berries

Feb 13, 2018 1:21:02

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“Heart Berries by Terese Mailhot is an astounding memoir in essays. Here is a wound. Here is need, naked and unapologetic. Here is a mountain woman, towering in words great and small . . . What Mailhot has accomplished in this exquisite book is brilliance both raw and refined.” ―Roxane Gay “If Heart Berries is any […]

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Carmen Maria Machado : Her Body and Other Parties - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending,

Feb 1, 2018 1:28:38

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“Cross-pollinating fairy tales, horror movies, TV shows, & a terrific sense of humor, Machado’s work reminds me at different times of such wildly divergent figures as David Lynch, Jane Campion, Maggie Nelson, & Grace Paley; which is a way of … Continue reading →

Carmen Maria Machado : Her Body and Other Parties

Feb 1, 2018 1:28:38

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“Cross-pollinating fairy tales, horror movies, TV shows, & a terrific sense of humor, Machado’s work reminds me at different times of such wildly divergent figures as David Lynch, Jane Campion, Maggie Nelson, & Grace Paley; which is a way of saying, Machado sounds like nobody but herself.”—John Powers, NPR “Fresh Air” “The book abounds with […]

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Eunsong Kim : Gospel of Regicide - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fa

Jan 15, 2018 1:43:34

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“In Gospel of Regicide, Eunsong Kim develops a thrilling method for unwriting lyric even as she reimagines it, creating a socially engaged poetry of & for our time. Anticapitalist, feminist & anti-racist yet critical of non-intersectional understandings of identity & selfhood, … Continue reading →

Eunsong Kim : Gospel of Regicide

Jan 14, 2018 1:43:34

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“In Gospel of Regicide, Eunsong Kim develops a thrilling method for unwriting lyric even as she reimagines it, creating a socially engaged poetry of & for our time. Anticapitalist, feminist & anti-racist yet critical of non-intersectional understandings of identity & selfhood, she is unafraid of drawing the sacred from the pedestrian, & unbeholden to whiteness as […]

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Leni Zumas : Red Clocks - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical

Jan 5, 2018 1:20:03

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“Leni Zumas here proves she can do almost anything. Her tale feels part Melvillian, part Lydia Davis, part Octavia Butler—but really Zumas’s vision is entirely her own. RED CLOCKS is funny, mordant, political, poetic, alarming, and inspiring—not to mention a … Continue reading →

Leni Zumas : Red Clocks

Jan 5, 2018 1:20:03

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“Leni Zumas here proves she can do almost anything. Her tale feels part Melvillian, part Lydia Davis, part Octavia Butler—but really Zumas’s vision is entirely her own. Red Clocks is funny, mordant, political, poetic, alarming, and inspiring—not to mention a way forward for fiction now.”—Maggie Nelson “Move over Atwood, Leni Zumas’s Red Clocks is a […]

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David Biespiel : The Education of a Young Poet - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, ex

Dec 2, 2017 1:38:46

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“Biespiel’s supple memoir of becoming a poet will surely inspire other writers to embrace the bodily character of writing & feel the power &, sometimes, the emptiness of the act of writing poetry.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Whether he is writing about … Continue reading →

David Biespiel : The Education of a Young Poet

Dec 1, 2017 1:38:46

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“Biespiel’s supple memoir of becoming a poet will surely inspire other writers to embrace the bodily character of writing & feel the power &, sometimes, the emptiness of the act of writing poetry.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review “Whether he is writing about poetry, politics, competitive diving, or the glories of great conversation, Biespiel’s recurring subject is the […]

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Rae Armantrout : Partly -New & Selected Poems - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, exp

Nov 2, 2017 1:17:37

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“For nearly 40 years Armantrout has made a poetics of not finding the right words–of finding, in fact, the ‘wrong’ ones … Armantrout restores the strangeness of experiences we take for granted.”—Michael Robbins, Chicago Tribune;  “Hoopskirts, star jasmine, synchronized swimming, … Continue reading →

Rae Armantrout : Partly – New & Selected Poems

Nov 1, 2017 1:17:37

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“For nearly 40 years Armantrout has made a poetics of not finding the right words–of finding, in fact, the ‘wrong’ ones . . . Armantrout restores the strangeness of experiences we take for granted.”—Michael Robbins, Chicago Tribune “Hoopskirts, star jasmine, synchronized swimming, Russian icons, a ceramic fish face, electrons & photons: in these poems, everything […]

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Eileen Myles : Afterglow - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastica

Oct 20, 2017 1:27:31

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“What is a dog if not god? In Afterglow, Eileen Myles steps up to the challenge for writers to function as prophets. Ghostwritten in part by deceased pit bull Rosie, this ‘dog memoir’ explores—among other things—geometry, gender, mortality, evil, aging, … Continue reading →

Eileen Myles : Afterglow

Oct 19, 2017 1:27:31

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“What is a dog if not god? In Afterglow, Eileen Myles steps up to the challenge for writers to function as prophets. Ghostwritten in part by deceased pit bull Rosie, this ‘dog memoir’ explores—among other things—geometry, gender, mortality, evil, aging, and plaids. Myles makes new rules for what prose writing can be. Afterglow is Myles’s […]

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Celeste Ng : Little Fires Everywhere - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental

Oct 6, 2017 1:11:11

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“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope:  how do questions of race stack up against … Continue reading →

Celeste Ng : Little Fires Everywhere

Oct 5, 2017 1:11:11

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“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope:  how do questions of race stack up against the comfort of privilege, and what role does that play in parenting?  Is motherhood a […]

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Peter Rock : Spells - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical, sc

Sep 22, 2017 1:24:44

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“Spells is a fascinating hybrid text, not simply illustrated by a collection of photographs but created in response to them, a collaboration between Peter Rock and five photographers. The result is a novel unlike any I’ve read before, that weaves … Continue reading →

Peter Rock : Spells

Sep 21, 2017 1:24:44

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“Spells is a fascinating hybrid text, not simply illustrated by a collection of photographs but created in response to them, a collaboration between Peter Rock and five photographers. The result is a novel unlike any I’ve read before, that weaves elements of realism, fable, prose poetry, and essay through the supporting structure of images to […]

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Safiya Sinclair : Cannibal - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantasti

Sep 11, 2017 1:21:33

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“Sinclair crafts her stunning debut collection around the beauty & brutality of the word cannibal, whose origins derive from Columbus’s belief that the Carib people consumed human flesh. Attacking this dehumanizing judgment born from white entitlement & denouncing the idea … Continue reading →

Safiya Sinclair : Cannibal

Sep 10, 2017 1:21:33

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“Sinclair crafts her stunning debut collection around the beauty & brutality of the word cannibal, whose origins derive from Columbus’s belief that the Carib people consumed human flesh. Attacking this dehumanizing judgment born from white entitlement & denouncing the idea that blackness is synonymous with savagery, Sinclair ponders such questions as, How does a poet […]

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Matthew Zapruder : Why Poetry - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fanta

Aug 21, 2017 1:30:56

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In Why Poetry,  award-winning poet, translator and editor, Matthew Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. Anchored in poetic analysis & steered by Zapruder’s personal … Continue reading →

Matthew Zapruder : Why Poetry

Aug 21, 2017 1:30:56

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In Why Poetry,  award-winning poet, translator, and editor, Matthew Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. Anchored in poetic analysis & steered by Zapruder’s personal experience of coming to the form, Why Poetry is engaging & conversational, even as it […]

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Yanara Friedland : Uncountry - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantas

Aug 8, 2017 1:25:00

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“As a descendent of Chantal Akerman and Unica Zürn—among others—Yanara Friedland reimagines the origin myth. Friedland’s permeable pages allow the reader entryway into a “mirror [that] becomes an open door,” a door through which we hear the echo of Ana … Continue reading →

Yanara Friedland : Uncountry

Aug 7, 2017 1:25:00

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“As a descendent of Chantal Akerman and Unica Zürn—among others—Yanara Friedland reimagines the origin myth. Friedland’s permeable pages allow the reader entryway into a ‘mirror [that] becomes an open door,’ a door through which we hear the echo of Ana Mendieta telling us ‘There is no original past to redeem: there is the void.’ Uncountry […]

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Mary Ruefle : My Private Property - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, f

Jul 23, 2017 1:13:03

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“Mary Ruefle’s careful, measured sentences sound as if they were written by a thousand-year-old person who is still genuinely curious about the world… She combines imagistic techniques from surrealism with narrative techniques to create surprising, high-velocity, and deeply affecting work.”–The … Continue reading →

Mary Ruefle : My Private Property

Jul 22, 2017 1:13:03

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“Mary Ruefle’s careful, measured sentences sound as if they were written by a thousand-year-old person who is still genuinely curious about the world . . . She combines imagistic techniques from surrealism with narrative techniques to create surprising, high-velocity, and deeply affecting work.”—The Stranger “Mary Ruefle is, in this humble bookseller’s opinion, the best prose-writing […]

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Yuri Herrera : Kingdom Cons - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantast

Jul 12, 2017 1:17:36

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“A powerful & memorable meditation on the social & economic value of art in a world ruled by the pursuit of power.”-Publisher’s Weekly; In the court of the King, everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts & … Continue reading →

Yuri Herrera : Kingdom Cons

Jul 11, 2017 1:17:36

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In the court of the King, everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts & egos with his ballads, uncomfortable truths emerge that shake the Kingdom to its core. Part surreal fable & part crime romance, this prize-winning novel from Yuri Herrera questions the price of keeping your integrity in a world ruled […]

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Gregory Pardlo : Digest - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical

Jun 27, 2017 1:31:54

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Gregory Pardlo “explores what is American, what is African American, what is the Other, what is city, what is suburban, what is personal & what is persona. Digest offers a changing, rich landscape of verse both haunting, funny, & rigorously … Continue reading →

Gregory Pardlo : Digest

Jun 26, 2017 1:31:54

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“[Gregory Pardlo] explores what is American, what is African American, what is the Other, what is city, what is suburban, what is personal & what is persona. Digest offers a changing, rich landscape of verse both haunting, funny, & rigorously intellectual—Jerry Magazine “[Pardlo] renders history just as clearly & palpably as he renders NYC or […]

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Dani Shapiro : Hourglass - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastica

Jun 8, 2017 1:31:15

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What are the forces that shape our most elemental bonds? How do we make lifelong commitments in the face of identities that are continuously shifting, and commit ourselves when the self is so often in flux? What happens to love … Continue reading →

Dani Shapiro : Hourglass

Jun 7, 2017 1:31:15

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What are the forces that shape our most elemental bonds? How do we make lifelong commitments in the face of identities that are continuously shifting, and commit ourselves when the self is so often in flux? What happens to love in the face of the unexpected, in the face of disappointment and compromise—how do we […]

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Jeff Vandermeer : Borne - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical

May 24, 2017 1:09:52

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“Here is the story about biotech that VanderMeer wants to tell, a vision of the nonhuman not as one fixed thing, one fixed destiny, but as either peaceful or catastrophic, by our side or out on a rampage as our … Continue reading →

Jeff Vandermeer : Borne

May 23, 2017 1:09:52

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“Here is the story about biotech that VanderMeer wants to tell, a vision of the nonhuman not as one fixed thing, one fixed destiny, but as either peaceful or catastrophic, by our side or out on a rampage as our behavior dictates—for these are our children, born of us and now to be borne in […]

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Thalia Field : Experimental Animals - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental,

May 3, 2017 1:18:25

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“Thalia Field has now composed what very well might be her life’s work–a tragic, comical, & utterly fascinating tale of a marriage that vividly encapsulates not only the origins of experimental medicine, but an entire age that spirited experiments in … Continue reading →

Thalia Field : Experimental Animals

May 2, 2017 1:18:25

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“Thalia Field has now composed what very well might be her life’s work—a tragic, comical, & utterly fascinating tale of a marriage that vividly encapsulates not only the origins of experimental medicine, but an entire age that spirited experiments in literature, science, engineering, film, etc. It’s nothing less than a history—gorgeously fictional, purposefully essayistic–of how […]

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Sallie Tisdale : Violation - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantasti

Apr 20, 2017 1:15:29

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“That Sallie Tisdale’s a treasure comes as no secret to lovers of the essay, and yet this happy gathering that spans the decades is revelatory, a fascinating look at the epic wanderings of a life mapped by curiosity. Here we … Continue reading →

Sallie Tisdale : Violation

Apr 19, 2017 1:15:29

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“That Sallie Tisdale’s a treasure comes as no secret to lovers of the essay, and yet this happy gathering that spans the decades is revelatory, a fascinating look at the epic wanderings of a life mapped by curiosity. Here we get elephants and houseflies, diets and fires, birth and the debris of death, all the […]

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Morgan Parker : There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, ge

Mar 29, 2017 1:10:31

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Morgan Parker uses political & pop-cultural references as a framework to explore 21st cent. black American womanhood & its complexities: performance, depression, isolation, exoticism, racism, femininity & politics. Parker explores this in the contemporary American political climate, folding in references … Continue reading →

Morgan Parker : There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé

Mar 29, 2017 1:10:31

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Morgan Parker uses political & pop-cultural references as a framework to explore 21st century black American womanhood & its complexities: performance, depression, isolation, exoticism, racism, femininity & politics. Parker explores this in the contemporary American political climate, folding in references from jazz standards, visual art, personal family history, & Hip Hop. The voice of this […]

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Melissa Febos : Abandon Me - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantasti

Mar 16, 2017 1:20:32

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“Abandon Me is, in many ways, a story about how a woman’s body & the body of literature hold memory. In other ways, Abandon Me is a story about stories. Febos weaves familial stories, feminist stories, communal stories, literary stories … Continue reading →

Melissa Febos : Abandon Me

Mar 15, 2017 1:20:32

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“Abandon Me is, in many ways, a story about how a woman’s body & the body of literature hold memory. In other ways, Abandon Me is a story about stories. Febos weaves familial stories, feminist stories, communal stories, literary stories & love stories,  revealing much of where she’s been & where we, her readers, might […]

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Ursula K. Le Guin : Words Are My Matter - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimen

Feb 15, 2017 1:13:17

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“Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society & its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, & even imagine real … Continue reading →

Ursula K. Le Guin : Words Are My Matter

Feb 14, 2017 1:13:17

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“Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society & its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, & even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom—poets, visionaries—realists of a larger reality. […]

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Susan DeFreitas : Hot Season - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantas

Jan 19, 2017 1:26:20

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An outlaw activist on the run. A pipeline set to destroy a river. And 3 young women who must decide who to love, who to trust, & what to sacrifice for the greater good. Based in part on real events … Continue reading →

Susan DeFreitas : Hot Season

Jan 18, 2017 1:26:20

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An outlaw activist on the run. A pipeline set to destroy a river. And 3 young women who must decide who to love, who to trust, & what to sacrifice for the greater good. Based in part on real events in the Northwest & Southwest in the early 90s & mid-aughts, Hot Season explores what […]

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Solmaz Sharif : Look - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical, s

Jan 5, 2017 1:01:13

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In this virtuosic array of poems, lists, shards, & sequences, Sharif assembles fragmented narratives in the aftermath of war. Those repercussions echo in the present day, the grief for those killed in America’s invasions of Afghanistan & Iraq, the discriminations … Continue reading →

Solmaz Sharif : Look

Jan 4, 2017 1:01:13

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In this virtuosic array of poems, lists, shards, & sequences, Sharif assembles fragmented narratives in the aftermath of war. Those repercussions echo in the present day, the grief for those killed in America’s invasions of Afghanistan & Iraq, the discriminations endured at the checkpoints of daily encounter. At the same time, these poems point to […]

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Sofia Samatar : The Winged Histories - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental

Dec 13, 2016 1:02:29

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“If you love stories but distrust them, if you love language & can also see how it is used as a tool or a weapon in the maintenance of status quo, then read The Winged Histories.”— Marion Deeds, Fantasy Literature;  … Continue reading →

Sofia Samatar : The Winged Histories

Dec 13, 2016 1:02:29

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“If you love stories but distrust them, if you love language & can also see how it is used as a tool or a weapon in the maintenance of status quo, then read The Winged Histories.”—Marion Deeds, Fantasy Literature “Told by four different women, it is a story of war; not epic battles of good […]

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Tyehimba Jess : Olio - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical, s

Nov 17, 2016 1:16:01

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“This 21st century hymnal of black evolutionary poetry, this almanac, this theatrical melange of miraculous meta-memory. Tyehimba Jess is inventive, prophetic, wondrous. He writes unflinchingly into the historical clefs of blackface, black sound, human sensibility. After the last poem is … Continue reading →

Tyehimba Jess : Olio

Nov 16, 2016 1:16:01

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“This 21st century hymnal of black evolutionary poetry, this almanac, this theatrical melange of miraculous meta-memory. Tyehimba Jess is inventive, prophetic, wondrous. He writes unflinchingly into the historical clefs of blackface, black sound, human sensibility. After the last poem is read we have no idea how long we’ve been on our knees.”—Nikky Finney “Olio is […]

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Eliot Weinberger : The Ghosts of Birds - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experiment

Nov 3, 2016 1:04:42

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A new collection from “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times), The Ghosts of Birds offers 35 new essays by Eliot Weinberger.  He chronicles a 19th century journey down the Colorado River, records the dreams of people … Continue reading →

Eliot Weinberger : The Ghosts of Birds

Nov 2, 2016 1:04:42

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A new collection from “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times), The Ghosts of Birds offers 35 new essays by Eliot Weinberger.  He chronicles a 19th century journey down the Colorado River, records the dreams of people named Chang, & shares other factually verifiable discoveries that seem too fabulous to possibly be […]

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Pauls Toutonghi : Dog Gone - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantasti

Oct 27, 2016 1:00:58

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“You can’t write about dogs without writing about people. They chose long ago to be our good company in the adventure of being alive, and ever since they’ve served as our mirrors, our teachers, and the most stubbornly loyal of … Continue reading →

Pauls Toutonghi : Dog Gone

Oct 27, 2016 1:00:58

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“You can’t write about dogs without writing about people. They chose long ago to be our good company in the adventure of being alive, and ever since they’ve served as our mirrors, our teachers, and the most stubbornly loyal of friends. Pauls Toutonghi understands the richness of these bonds. In Dog Gone, this engaging storyteller […]

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Monica Drake : The Folly of Loving Life - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimen

Sep 28, 2016 45:05

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Following her acclaimed novels Clown Girl and The Stud Book, Monica Drake presents her long-awaited first collection of stories. “What can I say about Monica Drake’s stories? They are brilliant, sure. They are hilarious, yes. Each one is a marvel. … Continue reading →

Monica Drake : The Folly of Loving Life

Sep 28, 2016 45:05

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Following her acclaimed novels Clown Girl and The Stud Book, Monica Drake presents her long-awaited first collection of stories. “What can I say about Monica Drake’s stories? They are brilliant, sure. They are hilarious, yes. Each one is a marvel. But more importantly–they are raw and awake and full of life. At the center of […]

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Alexis Smith : Marrow Island - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantas

Sep 15, 2016 1:02:41

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“A faltering journalist returns to an island abandoned after an earthquake released a toxic spill. That’s the beautifully wrought setting of this novel, which reunites two childhood friends, one of whom has joined a sect claiming it can heal the … Continue reading →

Alexis Smith : Marrow Island

Sep 14, 2016 1:02:41

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“A faltering journalist returns to an island abandoned after an earthquake released a toxic spill. That’s the beautifully wrought setting of this novel, which reunites two childhood friends, one of whom has joined a sect claiming it can heal the land.”—O, The Oprah Magazine “Tucked into this suspenseful plot are stunning and important reflections on […]

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Jesse Ball : How to Set a Fire and Why - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experiment

Aug 17, 2016 1:07:02

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Jesse Ball’s blistering novel tells the story of a teenage girl who has lost everything—and will burn anything. Lucia’s father is dead, her mother in a mental hospital, and now she’s been kicked out of school—again. She makes her way … Continue reading →

Jesse Ball : How to Set a Fire and Why

Aug 17, 2016 1:07:02

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Jesse Ball’s blistering novel tells the story of a teenage girl who has lost everything—and will burn anything. Lucia’s father is dead, her mother in a mental hospital, and now she’s been kicked out of school—again. She makes her way through the world with only a book, a zippo lighter, a pocketful of stolen licorice, […]

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Rikki Ducornet : Brightfellow - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fanta

Jul 21, 2016 63:59

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A feral boy comes of age on a campus decadent with starched sheets, sweating cocktails, & homemade jams. Stub is the cause of that missing sweater, the pie that disappeared off the cooling rack. Then Stub meets Billy, who takes … Continue reading →

Rikki Ducornet : Brightfellow

Jul 20, 2016 1:04:37

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A feral boy comes of age on a campus decadent with starched sheets, sweating cocktails, & homemade jams. Stub is the cause of that missing sweater, the pie that disappeared off the cooling rack. Then Stub meets Billy, who takes him in, & Asthma, who enchants him, & all is found, then lost. A fragrant, […]

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Lina Meruane : Seeing Red - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastic

Jul 1, 2016 67:01

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This powerful autobiographical novel describes a young Chilean writer recently relocated to New York for doctoral work who suffers a stroke, leaving her blind & increasingly dependent on those closest to her. Fiction & autobiography intertwine in an intense, visceral, … Continue reading →

Lina Meruane : Seeing Red

Jun 30, 2016 1:07:33

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This powerful autobiographical novel describes a young Chilean writer recently relocated to New York for doctoral work who suffers a stroke, leaving her blind & increasingly dependent on those closest to her. Fiction & autobiography intertwine in an intense, visceral, & caustic novel about the relation between the body, illness, & gender. “Meruane writes further […]

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Rob Spillman : All Tomorrow’s Parties - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimen

Jun 16, 2016 51:26

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“Truly exceptional memoirs have to do something more than recount a good origin story: they have to test the author’s youthful understanding of the world, and break down that world, even as it’s being built upon the page. All Tomorrow’s … Continue reading →

Rob Spillman : All Tomorrow’s Parties

Jun 15, 2016 51:53

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“Truly exceptional memoirs have to do something more than recount a good origin story: they have to test the author’s youthful understanding of the world, and break down that world, even as it’s being built upon the page. All Tomorrow’s Parties is such a memoir. Not only is it a super-fun, shatter-the-mirror joyride through Spillman’s […]

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Brian Blanchfield : Proxies - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantast

May 19, 2016 1:14:10

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“Into what some are calling a new golden age of creative nonfiction lands Brian Blanchfield’s Proxies, which singlehandedly raises the bar for what’s possible in the field. This is a momentous work informed by a lifetime of thinking, reading, loving, … Continue reading →

Brian Blanchfield : Proxies

May 18, 2016 1:14:48

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“Into what some are calling a new golden age of creative nonfiction lands Brian Blanchfield’s Proxies, which singlehandedly raises the bar for what’s possible in the field. This is a momentous work informed by a lifetime of thinking, reading, loving, and reckoning, utterly matchless in its erudition, its precision, its range, its daring, and its […]

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Idra Novey : Ways to Disappear - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fant

May 4, 2016 54:54

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“Idra Novey, an acclaimed poet & translator of Spanish & Portuguese literature, has written a debut novel that’s a fast-paced, beguilingly playful, noirish literary mystery with a translator at its center. Ways to Disappear explores the meaning behind a writer’s … Continue reading →

Idra Novey : Ways to Disappear

May 4, 2016 55:35

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“Idra Novey, an acclaimed poet & translator of Spanish & Portuguese literature, has written a debut novel that’s a fast-paced, beguilingly playful, noirish literary mystery with a translator at its center. Ways to Disappear explores the meaning behind a writer’s words—the way they can both hide & reveal deep truths. . . . Yes, there’s […]

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Ursula K. Le Guin : Late in the Day - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental,

Apr 20, 2016 53:34

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Late in the Day, Ursula K. Le Guin’s new collection of poems (2010–2014) seeks meaning in an ever-connected world, giving voice to objects that may not speak a human language but communicate with us nevertheless through and about the seasonal … Continue reading →

Ursula K. Le Guin : Late in the Day

Apr 20, 2016 54:13

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Late in the Day, Ursula K. Le Guin’s new collection of poems (2010–2014) seeks meaning in an ever-connected world, giving voice to objects that may not speak a human language but communicate with us nevertheless through and about the seasonal rhythms of the earth, the minute and the vast, the ordinary and the mythological. As […]

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Brian Evenson : A Collapse of Horses - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental

Mar 31, 2016 58:25

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A stuffed bear’s heart beats with the rhythm of a dead baby; Reno keeps receding to the east no matter how far you drive; and in a mine on another planet, the dust won’t stop seeping in. In these stories, … Continue reading →

Brian Evenson : A Collapse of Horses

Mar 30, 2016 59:03

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A stuffed bear’s heart beats with the rhythm of a dead baby; Reno keeps receding to the east no matter how far you drive; and in a mine on another planet, the dust won’t stop seeping in. In these stories, Brian Evenson unsettles us with the everyday and the extraordinary—the terror of living with the […]

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Laila Lalami : The Moor’s Account - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental,

Mar 17, 2016 46:46

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In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the 1st black explorer of America, a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. In 1527, the conquistador Narváez sailed with … Continue reading →

Laila Lalami : The Moor’s Account

Mar 16, 2016 47:26

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In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the 1st black explorer of America, a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. In 1527, the conquistador Narváez sailed with a crew of 600 men & nearly 100 horses. Within a year there were only […]

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Lacy M. Johnson : The Other Side - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fa

Feb 18, 2016 58:59

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Lacy M. Johnson’s “powerfully moving and brilliantly structured memoir, The Other Side, asks, “How is it possible to reclaim the body after devastating violence?” Her intense desire and demand for a life lived in the body is triumphant. Johnson’s strength … Continue reading →

Lacy M. Johnson : The Other Side

Feb 17, 2016 59:40

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“[Lacy M. Johnson’s] powerfully moving and brilliantly structured memoir, The Other Side, asks, ‘How is it possible to reclaim the body after devastating violence?’ Her intense desire and demand for a life lived in the body is triumphant. Johnson’s strength to free not only her physical self, but also to move through years of incapacitating […]

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Keith Lee Morris : Travelers Rest - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, f

Jan 21, 2016 42:07

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“It won’t take long–a page, maybe two–before you feel wondrously disquieted by Keith Lee Morris’s Travelers Rest. The novel traps its characters in the town of Good Night, Idaho, and the reader in its shaken snow globe of a world. … Continue reading →

Keith Lee Morris : Travelers Rest

Jan 20, 2016 42:48

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“It won’t take long—a page, maybe two—before you feel wondrously disquieted by Keith Lee Morris’s Travelers Rest. The novel traps its characters in the town of Good Night, Idaho, and the reader in its shaken snow globe of a world. The language dazzles and the circumstances chill and put this story in the good company […]

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Mary Gaitskill : The Mare - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastic

Dec 17, 2015 43:33

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From the author of the National Book Award–nominated Veronica: Mary Gaitskill’s The Mare—the story of a Dominican girl, the white woman who introduces her to riding, and the horse who changes everything for her “Gaitskill takes a premise that could … Continue reading →

Mary Gaitskill : The Mare

Dec 16, 2015 44:06

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From the author of the National Book Award-nominated Veronica: Mary Gaitskill’s The Mare—the story of a Dominican girl, the white woman who introduces her to riding, and the horse who changes everything for her. “Gaitskill takes a premise that could have been preachy, sentimental, or simplistic—juxtaposing urban and rural, rich and poor, young and old, […]

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Valeria Luiselli : The Story of My Teeth - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experime

Nov 20, 2015 1:05:39

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Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, The Story of My Teeth is a witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli’s own literary influences.  Protagonist Gustavo “Highway” Sanchez Sanchez is a … Continue reading →

Valeria Luiselli : The Story of My Teeth

Nov 19, 2015 1:05:39

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Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, The Story of My Teeth is a witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli’s own literary influences.  Protagonist Gustavo “Highway” Sánchez Sánchez is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the […]

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Amelia Gray : Gutshot - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical,

Oct 29, 2015 53:29

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NPR calls Gutshot “a book brimming with blood, sexual deviance, mucus and madness.” The New York Times says “reading Gutshot is a little like being blindfolded and pelted from all sides with fire, Jell-O and the occasional live animal.”  And … Continue reading →

Amelia Gray : Gutshot

Oct 28, 2015 53:29

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NPR calls Gutshot “a book brimming with blood, sexual deviance, mucus and madness.” The New York Times says “reading Gutshot is a little like being blindfolded and pelted from all sides with fire, Jell-O and the occasional live animal.” And Vice Magazine calls it a book full of bodily fluids and strange sights and smells. […]

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Ursula K. Le Guin : Steering The Craft - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experiment

Oct 2, 2015 58:23

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Ursula K. Le Guin believes we cannot restructure society without restructuring the English language, and thus her book on the craft of writing inevitably engages class, gender, race, capitalism and morality, all of which are not separate from grammar, punctuation, … Continue reading →

Ursula K. Le Guin : Steering The Craft

Oct 1, 2015 58:23

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Ursula K. Le Guin believes we cannot restructure society without restructuring the English language, and thus her book on the craft of writing inevitably engages class, gender, race, capitalism, and morality, all of which are not separate from grammar, punctuation, tense, and point of view for Le Guin. Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of […]

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Liz Prato : Baby’s On Fire - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantas

Sep 24, 2015 35:47

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“Liz Prato’s stories are filled with the lost, the lonely, and the damned, and she makes all of them sing with a haunting grandeur. Baby’s on Fire is a lamentation brimming with wit, candor, and the eternal possibility of mercy,”  … Continue reading →

Liz Prato : Baby’s On Fire

Sep 23, 2015 35:47

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“Liz Prato’s stories are filled with the lost, the lonely, and the damned, and she makes all of them sing with a haunting grandeur. Baby’s on Fire is a lamentation brimming with wit, candor, and the eternal possibility of mercy,” says writer Steve Almond about Liz Prato’s debut collection of stories. “The stories are at […]

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David Biespiel : A Long High Whistle - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental

Aug 20, 2015 1:18:53

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Library Journal calls David Biespiel’s A Long High Whistle one of the best books about reading poetry you will ever find. Biespiel is a poet, editor, essayist, critic and teacher, and also the writer of the longest running newspaper column … Continue reading →

David Biespiel : A Long High Whistle

Aug 19, 2015 1:18:53

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Library Journal calls David Biespiel’s A Long High Whistle one of the best books about reading poetry you will ever find. Biespiel is a poet, editor, essayist, critic, and teacher, and also the writer of the longest-running newspaper column on poetry in the United States. A Long High Whistle discusses the work of nearly a hundred […]

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Rebecca Makkai : Music For Wartime - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental,

Aug 6, 2015 40:43

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Rebecca Makkai, whose stories have appeared in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stories, discusses her much-anticipated story collection Music for Wartime. A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love, even as her own relationship … Continue reading →

Rebecca Makkai : Music For Wartime

Aug 5, 2015 40:43

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Rebecca Makkai, whose stories have appeared in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stories, discusses her much-anticipated story collection Music for Wartime. A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love, even as her own relationship falls apart. A young boy has a revelation about his father’s past when a renowned […]

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Maggie Nelson : The Argonauts - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fanta

Jul 30, 2015 54:46

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An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family. Maggie Nelson binds her personal experience, the story of her relationship with the fluidly-gendered artist Harry Dodge, to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists … Continue reading →

Maggie Nelson : The Argonauts

Jul 29, 2015 54:46

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An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family. Maggie Nelson binds her personal experience, the story of her relationship with the fluidly-gendered artist Harry Dodge, to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. The Argonauts […]

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Lidia Yuknavitch : The Small Backs of Children - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, ex

Jul 16, 2015 49:31

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In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image wins acclaim and prizes, becoming an … Continue reading →

Lidia Yuknavitch : The Small Backs of Children

Jul 15, 2015 49:31

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In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image wins acclaim and prizes, becoming an icon for millions—and a subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer’s best friend, who […]

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Mary Ruefle : An Incarnation of the Now - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimen

Jun 3, 2015 1:01:47

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Beloved and critically-acclaimed poet, essayist and erasure artist, Mary Ruefle, talks about her life as an artist, her approach to poetry, the questions she comes back to, and the artists that influence her.  Ruefle is the author of ten books … Continue reading →

Mary Ruefle : An Incarnation of the Now

Jun 3, 2015 1:01:47

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Beloved and critically-acclaimed poet, essayist, and erasure artist, Mary Ruefle talks about her life as an artist, her approach to poetry, the questions she comes back to, and the artists that influence her. Ruefle is the author of ten books of poetry, the collected lectures Madness, Rack & Honey, a book of prose, a comic […]

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Neal Stephenson : Seveneves - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantast

May 20, 2015 49:04

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A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer … Continue reading →

Neal Stephenson : Seveneves

May 20, 2015 49:04

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A catastrophic event renders the Earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere: in outer space. Only a handful of survivors remain . . . Five thousand years later, their […]

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Viet Thanh Nguyen : The Sympathizer - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental,

Apr 30, 2015 41:55

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It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given … Continue reading →

Viet Thanh Nguyen : The Sympathizer

Apr 29, 2015 41:55

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It is April 1975 and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start […]

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Sarah Manguso : Ongoingness - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantast

Apr 2, 2015 38:54

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In Ongoingness, Sarah Manguso confronts a meticulous diary that she has kept for 25 years. “I wanted to end each day with a record of everything that had ever happened,” she explains. But this simple statement belies a terror that … Continue reading →

Sarah Manguso : Ongoingness

Apr 2, 2015 38:54

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In Ongoingness, Sarah Manguso confronts a meticulous diary that she has kept for 25 years. “I wanted to end each day with a record of everything that had ever happened,” she explains. But this simple statement belies a terror that she might miss something important. When Manguso became pregnant and had a child, these Copernican […]

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Kelly Link : Get in Trouble - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantast

Mar 5, 2015 52:28

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Kelly Link has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to … Continue reading →

Kelly Link : Get in Trouble

Mar 4, 2015 52:28

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Kelly Link has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, […]

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Sarah Gerard : Binary Star - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantasti

Feb 26, 2015 30:29

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The language of stars is the language of the body. Like a star, the anorexic burns fuel that isn’t replenished; she is held together by her own gravity.  With luminous, lyrical prose, Binary Star is an account of a young woman struggling … Continue reading →

Sarah Gerard : Binary Star

Feb 25, 2015 30:29

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The language of the stars is the language of the body. Like a star, the anorexic burns fuel that isn’t replenished; she is held together by her own gravity. With luminous, lyrical prose, Binary Star is an account of a young woman struggling with anorexia and her long-distance, alcoholic boyfriend. On a road trip circumnavigating the U.S., […]

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Miranda July : The First Bad Man - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fa

Jan 29, 2015 41:47

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Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people’s babies. Cheryl is also … Continue reading →

Miranda July : The First Bad Man

Jan 28, 2015 41:47

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Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people’s babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women’s self-defense nonprofit where she works. […]

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Leslie Jamison : The Empathy Exams - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental,

Dec 18, 2014 49:28

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Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison’s visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about … Continue reading →

Leslie Jamison : The Empathy Exams

Dec 18, 2014 49:28

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Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison’s visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about each other? How can we feel another’s pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, […]

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Claudia Rankine : Citizen - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastic

Nov 13, 2014 1:00:10

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Claudia Rankine, chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, speaks about her much awaited follow-up to her groundbreaking work Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. A provocative meditation on race (and short-listed for the National Book Award), Citizen: An American Lyric … Continue reading →

Claudia Rankine : Citizen

Nov 13, 2014 1:00:10

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Claudia Rankine, chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, speaks about her much-awaited follow-up to her groundbreaking work Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. A provocative meditation on race (and short-listed for the National Book Award), Citizen: An American Lyric recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first century daily life and in the media. […]

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William Gibson : The Peripheral - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fan

Nov 6, 2014 1:02:30

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Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC’s elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night … Continue reading →

William Gibson : The Peripheral

Nov 5, 2014 1:02:30

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Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, for the neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC’s elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there’s a job he’s supposed to do—a job […]

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David Mitchell : The Bone Clocks - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fa

Oct 2, 2014 46:03

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“No one, clearly, has ever told Mitchell that the novel is dead. He writes with a furious intensity and slapped-awake vitality, with a delight in language and all the rabbit holes of experience…In his sixth novel, he’s brought together the … Continue reading →

David Mitchell : The Bone Clocks

Oct 1, 2014 46:03

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“No one, clearly, has ever told Mitchell that the novel is dead. He writes with a furious intensity and slapped-awake vitality, with a delight in language and all the rabbit holes of experience . . . In his sixth novel, he’s brought together the time-capsule density of his eyes-wide-open adventure in traditional realism with the […]

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Ben Parzybok : Sherwood Nation - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fant

Sep 11, 2014 37:25

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In drought-stricken Portland, Oregon, a Robin Hood-esque water thief is caught on camera redistributing an illegal truckload of water to those in need. Nicknamed Maid Marian—real name: Renee, a twenty-something barista and eternal part-time college student—she is an instant folk … Continue reading →

Ben Parzybok : Sherwood Nation

Sep 10, 2014 37:25

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In drought-stricken Portland, Oregon, a Robin Hood-esque water thief is caught on camera redistributing an illegal truckload of water to those in need. Nicknamed Maid Marian—real name: Renee, a twenty-something barista and eternal part-time college student—she is an instant folk hero. Renee rides her swelling popularity and the public’s disgust at how the city has […]

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Karen Russell : Sleep Donation - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fant

Aug 13, 2014 53:15

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A crisis has swept America. Hundreds of thousands have lost the ability to sleep. Enter the Slumber Corps, an organization that urges healthy dreamers to donate sleep to an insomniac. Under the wealthy and enigmatic Storch brothers the Corps’ reach … Continue reading →

Karen Russell : Sleep Donation

Aug 13, 2014 53:15

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A crisis has swept America. Hundreds of thousands have lost the ability to sleep. Enter the Slumber Corps, an organization that urges healthy dreamers to donate sleep to an insomniac. Under the wealthy and enigmatic Storch brothers, the Corps’ reach has grown, with outposts in every major U.S. city. Trish Edgewater, whose sister Dori was […]

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Dinaw Mengestu : All Our Names - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fant

Jul 30, 2014 29:25

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All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between … Continue reading →

Dinaw Mengestu : All Our Names

Jul 30, 2014 29:25

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All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart—one into the deepest peril, […]

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Jo Walton : My Real Children - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantas

Jun 26, 2014 51:05

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It’s 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. “Confused today,” read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know—what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers … Continue reading →

Jo Walton : My Real Children

Jun 25, 2014 51:05

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It’s 2015 and Patricia Cowan is very old. “Confused today,” read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know—what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don’t seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she […]

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Roxane Gay : An Untamed State - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fanta

Jun 12, 2014 36:10

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An Untamed State is a novel of privilege in the face of crushing poverty, and of the lawless anger that corrupt governments produce. It is the story of a willful woman attempting to find her way back to the person … Continue reading →

Roxane Gay : An Untamed State

Jun 11, 2014 36:10

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An Untamed State is a novel of privilege in the face of crushing poverty, and of the lawless anger that corrupt governments produce. It is the story of a willful woman attempting to find her way back to the person she once was, and of how redemption is found in the most unexpected of places. […]

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Leni Zumas & Luca DiPierro : A Wooden Leg - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experim

May 29, 2014 57:43

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There is a long, if lesser known, history of fictions (and fictive illustrations) that invite reader participation, where the reader co-creates the story with the authors.  These stories often utilize an element of chance and/or suggest multiple possible ways a … Continue reading →

Leni Zumas & Luca DiPierro : A Wooden Leg

May 28, 2014 57:43

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There is a long, if lesser known, history of fictions (and fictive illustrations) that invite reader participation, where the reader co-creates the story with the authors.  These stories often utilize an element of chance and/or suggest multiple possible ways a text can be read. Leni Zumas and Luca DiPierro, the co-creators of A Wooden Leg: […]

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Lorrie Moore : Bark - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical, sc

Apr 24, 2014 39:44

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Harper’s Magazine may have said it best when describing today’s guest, Lorrie Moore: “Fifty years from now, it may well turn out that the work of very few American writers has as much to say about what it means to … Continue reading →

Lorrie Moore : Bark

Apr 23, 2014 39:44

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Harper’s Magazine may have said it best when describing today’s guest, Lorrie Moore: “Fifty years from now, it may well turn out that the work of very few American writers has as much to say about what it means to be alive in our time as that of Lorrie Moore.” Over the course of the […]

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Kyle Minor : Praying Drunk - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantasti

Apr 10, 2014 52:01

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The characters in Praying Drunk speak in tongues, torture their classmates, fall in love, hunt for immortality, abandon their children, keep machetes beneath passenger seats, and collect porcelain figurines. From Kentucky to Florida to Haiti, these seemingly disparate lives are … Continue reading →

Kyle Minor : Praying Drunk

Apr 9, 2014 52:01

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The characters in Praying Drunk speak in tongues, torture their classmates, fall in love, hunt for immortality, abandon their children, keep machetes beneath passenger seats, and collect porcelain figurines. From Kentucky to Florida to Haiti, these seemingly disparate lives are woven together within a series of nested repetitions, enacting the struggle to remain physically and […]

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Helen Oyeyemi : Boy, Snow, Bird - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fan

Mar 27, 2014 30:30

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In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty—the opposite of the life she’s left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to … Continue reading →

Helen Oyeyemi : Boy, Snow, Bird

Mar 27, 2014 30:30

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In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty—the opposite of the life she’s left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she’d […]

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Gina Frangello: A Life In Men - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fanta

Mar 13, 2014 28:50

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The friendship between Mary and Nix has endured since childhood, a seemingly unbreakable bond, until the mid-1980s, when the two young women reunite for a summer vacation in Greece. It’s a trip instigated by Nix, who has just learned that … Continue reading →

Gina Frangello: A Life In Men

Mar 12, 2014 28:50

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The friendship between Mary and Nix has endured since childhood, a seemingly unbreakable bond, until the mid-1980s, when the two young women reunite for a summer vacation in Greece. It’s a trip instigated by Nix, who has just learned that Mary has been diagnosed with a disease that will inevitably cut her life short. Nix, […]

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Chang-rae Lee : On Such A Full Sea - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental,

Feb 20, 2014 37:21

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“The most striking dystopian novels sound an alarm, focus our attention and even change the language. The Handmaid’s Tale crystallized our fears about reproductive control; Fahrenheit 451 still flames discussions of censorship; and 1984 is the lens through which we … Continue reading →

Chang-rae Lee : On Such A Full Sea

Feb 20, 2014 37:21

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“The most striking dystopian novels sound an alarm, focus our attention and even change the language. The Handmaid’s Tale crystallized our fears about reproductive control; Fahrenheit 451 still flames discussions of censorship; and 1984 is the lens through which we watch the Obama administration watching us. Chang-rae Lee’s unsettling new novel, On Such a Full […]

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Gary Shteyngart : Little Failure - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fa

Jan 23, 2014 46:39

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“Gary Shteyngart has written a memoir for the ages. I spat laughter on the first page and closed the last with wet eyes. Unputdownable in the day and a half I spent reading it, Little Failure is a window into … Continue reading →

Gary Shteyngart : Little Failure

Jan 23, 2014 46:39

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“Gary Shteyngart has written a memoir for the ages. I spat laughter on the first page and closed the last with wet eyes. Unputdownable in the day and a half I spent reading it, Little Failure is a window into immigrant agony and ambition, Jewish angst, and anybody’s desperate need for a tribe. Readers who’ve […]

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Veronica Gonzalez Peña : The Sad Passions - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experi

Dec 20, 2013 55:12

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Told by six women in one family, Veronica Gonzalez Peña’s The Sad Passions captures the alertness, beauty, and terror of childhood lived in proximity to madness. Set against the backdrop of a colonial past, spanning three generations, and shuttling from Mexico City … Continue reading →

Veronica Gonzalez Peña : The Sad Passions

Dec 19, 2013 55:12

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Told by six women in one family, Veronica Gonzalez Peña’s The Sad Passions captures the alertness, beauty, and terror of childhood lived in proximity to madness. Set against the backdrop of a colonial past, spanning three generations, and shuttling from Mexico City to Oaxaca to the North Fork of Long Island to Veracruz, The Sad Passions is the lyrical […]

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Kevin Sampsell : This Is Between Us - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental,

Nov 21, 2013 28:37

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There may be no author more integral to the Portland literary scene than Kevin Sampsell.   Kevin is not only the small press curator and events coordinator at Powell’s books, he’s also the editor of the Portland Noir fiction anthology,  … Continue reading →

Kevin Sampsell : This Is Between Us

Nov 21, 2013 28:37

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There may be no author more integral to the Portland literary scene than Kevin Sampsell. Kevin is not only the small press curator and events coordinator at Powell’s books, but he’s also the editor of the Portland Noir fiction anthology, curated this year’s Wordstock literary festival, was in charge of LitHopPDX, Portland’s inaugural literary bar […]

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Lucy Corin : One Hundred Apocalypses - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental

Oct 31, 2013 31:20

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 We seem to be in the midst of an upsurge in dystopian art and end times anxieties.  If we as a culture don’t have a sense of impending doom, we do at least have trouble imagining the future being bright … Continue reading →

Lucy Corin : One Hundred Apocalypses

Oct 31, 2013 31:20

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We seem to be in the midst of an upsurge in dystopian art and end times anxieties. If we as a culture don’t have a sense of impending doom, we do at least have trouble imagining the future being bright and promising. Today’s guest Lucy Corin is here on Between The Covers to talk about […]

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Jonathan Lethem : Dissident Gardens - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental,

Oct 3, 2013 36:47

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Jonathan Lethem is a man of many lives. For one, because of his repeated return to New York as both setting and muse in novels such as Motherless Brooklyn, Fortress of Solitude and Chronic City, he may be New York’s … Continue reading →

Jonathan Lethem : Dissident Gardens

Oct 2, 2013 36:47

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Jonathan Lethem is a man of many lives. For one, because of his repeated return to New York as both setting and muse in novels such as Motherless Brooklyn, Fortress of Solitude, and Chronic City, he may be New York’s closest thing to having a bard. But Lethem is known as well for his genre […]

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Robert Boswell : Tumbledown - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantast

Sep 19, 2013 38:00

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“When most of us think of today’s great American novel, we think of Franzen’s Freedom or Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad—sprawling stories that comment on contemporary society as we live it. Tumbledown, Robert Boswell’s latest, is just such … Continue reading →

Robert Boswell : Tumbledown

Sep 19, 2013 38:00

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“When most of us think of today’s great American novel, we think of Franzen’s Freedom or Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad—sprawling stories that comment on contemporary society as we live it. Tumbledown, Robert Boswell’s latest, is just such a book—and one you’ll stay up until 3 AM reading. Over the course of a […]

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Jami Attenberg : The Middlesteins - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, f

Aug 8, 2013 34:24

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For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason, it seems: Edie’s enormous girth. She’s obsessed with food–thinking about it, … Continue reading →

Jami Attenberg : The Middlesteins

Aug 8, 2013 34:24

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For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart for one reason: Edie’s enormous girth. She’s obsessed with food–thinking about it, eating it—and if she doesn’t stop, she won’t have much longer to live. With pitch-perfect prose, huge compassion, […]

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Matt Bell : In the House Upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (lite

Jul 11, 2013 29:03

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Matt Bell’s novel is so unlike anything else you’ll read this year that people are struggling to describe just what it is. The Washington Post says it’s like a magical realist story chanted by druids on mushrooms, The Stranger says … Continue reading →

Matt Bell : In the House Upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

Jul 10, 2013 29:03

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Matt Bell’s novel is so unlike anything else you’ll read this year that people are struggling to describe just what it is. The Washington Post says it’s like a magical realist story chanted by druids on mushrooms, The Stranger says it feels like a Tolkein epic set inside Plato’s cave and told by Carl Jung, […]

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NoViolet Bulawayo : We Need New Names - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimenta

Jun 28, 2013 28:06

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Born and raised in Zimbabwe, NoViolet Bulawayo earned her MFA at Cornell University where she was the recipient of the Truman Capote fellowship. In 2011 she won the biggest literary prize in Africa, the Caine Prize for African Writing for … Continue reading →

NoViolet Bulawayo : We Need New Names

Jun 27, 2013 28:06

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Born and raised in Zimbabwe, NoViolet Bulawayo earned her MFA at Cornell University where she was the recipient of the Truman Capote fellowship. In 2011 she won the biggest literary prize in Africa, the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story “Hitting Budapest,” first published in the Boston Review. Bulawayo talks with Between […]

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Lenore Zion : Stupid Children - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fanta

May 30, 2013 26:47

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Host David Naimon talks with Lenore Zion about her debut novel, Stupid Children, a book Thomas Michael Duncan of Necessary Fiction calls “a bildungsroman of twisted proportions told with startling clarity through the filter of a smart, psychoanalytic perspective. No … Continue reading →

Lenore Zion : Stupid Children

May 30, 2013 26:47

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Host David Naimon talks with Lenore Zion about her debut novel Stupid Children, a book Thomas Michael Duncan of Necessary Fiction calls “a bildungsroman of twisted proportions told with startling clarity through the filter of a smart, psychoanalytic perspective. No character is safe from Zion’s unapologetic examinations. She bestows her protagonist with an open mind, a […]

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Benjamin Percy : Red Moon - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastic

May 16, 2013 28:32

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They live among us.
 They are your neighbor, your mother, your lover.
 They change.  Every teenage girl thinks she’s different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester’s front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is. … Continue reading →

Benjamin Percy : Red Moon

May 15, 2013 28:32

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They live among us.
 They are your neighbor, your mother, your lover.
 They change.  Every teenage girl thinks she’s different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester’s front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and hours […]

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Karen Russell : Vampires in the Lemon Grove - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, exper

Apr 25, 2013 31:10

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Karen Russell is one of today’s most celebrated and vital writers—honored in The New Yorker’s list of the twenty best writers under the age of forty, Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists, and the National Book Foundation’s five best writers under the … Continue reading →

Karen Russell : Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Apr 24, 2013 31:10

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Karen Russell is one of today’s most celebrated and vital writers—honored in the New Yorker’s list of the twenty best writers under the age of forty, Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists, and the National Book Foundation’s five best writers under the age of thirty-five. Last year, Karen Russell was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in […]

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Monica Drake : The Stud Book - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantas

Apr 19, 2013 29:04

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In the hip haven of Portland, Oregon, a pack of unsteady but loyal friends asks what it means to bring babies into an already crowded world. A smart, edgy and poignantly funny exploration of the complexities of what parenthood means … Continue reading →

Monica Drake : The Stud Book

Apr 18, 2013 29:04

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In the hip haven of Portland, Oregon, a pack of unsteady but loyal friends asks what it means to bring babies into an already crowded world. A smart, edgy and poignantly funny exploration of the complexities of what parenthood means today, Monica Drake’s second novel, The Stud Book, demonstrates that when it comes to babies, […]

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Sam Lipsyte : The Fun Parts - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantast

Mar 14, 2013 26:28

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A hilarious collection of stories from the writer The New York Times called “the novelist of his generation”   Returning to the form in which he began, Sam Lipsyte, author of the New York Times bestseller The Ask, offers up … Continue reading →

Sam Lipsyte : The Fun Parts

Mar 14, 2013 26:28

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A hilarious collection of stories from the writer the New York Times called “the novelist of his generation.” Returning to the form in which he began, Sam Lipsyte, author of the New York Times bestseller The Ask, offers up The Fun Parts, a book of bold, hilarious, and deeply felt fiction. Combining both the tragicomic […]

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George Saunders : Tenth of December - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental,

Feb 15, 2013 29:52

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“George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read All Year,” declared the cover of the New York Times Magazine several weeks ago. Since then the world has rushed to agree that Saunders’ new story collection, Tenth of December, is … Continue reading →

George Saunders : Tenth of December

Feb 14, 2013 29:52

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“George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read All Year,” declared the cover of the New York Times Magazine several weeks ago. Since then, the world has rushed to agree that Saunders’ new story collection, Tenth of December, is a remarkable literary achievement. “George Saunders is a complete original, unlike anyone else, thank god—and […]

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Chris Kraus : Summer of Hate - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantas

Dec 1, 2012 27:13

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Writer, filmmaker and art critic, Chris Kraus, talks with host David Naimon about her latest book, Summer of Hate. “Chris Kraus cuts a new and insatiably clever line in this explosive new work, breaking down big themes like art writing, romance, and … Continue reading →

Chris Kraus : Summer of Hate

Nov 30, 2012 27:13

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Writer, filmmaker and art critic, Chris Kraus, talks with host David Naimon about her latest book, Summer of Hate.  “Chris Kraus cuts a new and insatiably clever line in this explosive new work, breaking down big themes like art writing, romance, and capitalism, within a wildly expansive take on the thriller.”—Janine Armin Her other books include […]

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Alexis Smith : Glaciers - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical

Nov 16, 2012 28:00

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Portland author, Alexis Smith,  talks with host David Naimon about Glaciers, her debut novel from Tin House books. Glaciers follows Isabel through a day in her life in which work with damaged books in the basement of a library, unrequited love for the former … Continue reading →

Alexis Smith : Glaciers

Nov 15, 2012 28:00

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Portland author, Alexis Smith,  talks with host David Naimon about Glaciers, her debut novel from Tin House books. Glaciers follows Isabel through a day in her life in which work with damaged books in the basement of a library, unrequited love for the former soldier who fixes her computer, and dreams of the perfect vintage dress move over a […]

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Jess Walter : Beautiful Ruins - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fanta

Oct 25, 2012 29:34

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Host David Naimon talks with Jess Walter about his sixth novel, Beautiful Ruins, a deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives.  “…a blockbuster, with romance, majesty, comedy, smarts, and a cast of thousands. … Continue reading →

Jess Walter : Beautiful Ruins

Oct 25, 2012 29:34

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Host David Naimon talks with Jess Walter about his sixth novel, Beautiful Ruins, a deeply human, rollercoaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives.  “A blockbuster, with romance, majesty, comedy, smarts, and a cast of thousands. There’s lights, there’s camera, there’s action. If you want anything more from a novel than Jess […]

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Junot Diaz : This Is How You Lose Her - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimenta

Sep 28, 2012 34:01

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Host David Naimon speaks with Junot Diaz, a writer The New Yorker calls one of the top 20 writers for the 21st century. He’s the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a creative … Continue reading →

Junot Diaz : This Is How You Lose Her

Sep 27, 2012 34:01

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Host David Naimon speaks with Junot Diaz, a writer the New Yorker calls one of the top 20 writers for the 21st century. He’s the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a creative writing professor at MIT, the fiction editor at the Boston Review, and a founding member of Voices […]

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Sheila Heti : How Should A Person Be? - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimenta

Sep 1, 2012

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Is How Should a Person Be? a novel, a memoir, a self-help manual, or a book of philosophy? It is all of these things and more.  Host David Naimon talks with Sheila Heti about her new book, “a raw, startling, genre-defying novel … Continue reading →

Sheila Heti : How Should A Person Be?

Aug 31, 2012

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Is How Should a Person Be? a novel, a memoir, a self-help manual, or a book of philosophy? It is all of these things and more.  Host David Naimon talks with Sheila Heti about her new book, which Bookforum dubs “a raw, startling, genre-defying novel of friends, sex, and love in the new millennium—a compulsive read that’s like spending a […]

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Karen Thompson Walker : The Age of Miracles - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, exper

Jul 15, 2012 27:31

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On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow.The days and nights grow longer and … Continue reading →

Karen Thompson Walker : The Age of Miracles

Jul 14, 2012 27:31

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On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, and the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she […]

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Vanessa Veselka : Zazen - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical

Jun 23, 2012 29:05

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A war has either started or is about to. Bombs are going off in the city. But people seem strangely disengaged. Della’s activist friends seem more concerned about the next sex party or the finer points of vegan ideology, and … Continue reading →

Vanessa Veselka : Zazen

Jun 22, 2012 29:05

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A war has either started or is about to; bombs are going off in the city, but people seem strangely disengaged. Della’s activist friends seem more concerned about the next sex party or the finer points of vegan ideology, and customers at the vegan café where she works talk of leaving the country for a […]

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Adam Levin : Hot Pink - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical,

Jun 14, 2012 29:09

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Adam Levin’s debut novel, The Instructions, published by McSweeney’s in 2010, arrived with a lot of buzz. An inventive, experimental book of over one thousand pages, its protagonist was Gurion ben-Judah Maccabee, a 10 year old genius from Chicago, who may … Continue reading →

Adam Levin : Hot Pink

Jun 14, 2012 29:09

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Adam Levin’s debut novel, The Instructions, published by McSweeney’s in 2010, arrived with a lot of buzz. An inventive, experimental book of over 1000 pages, its protagonist was Gurion ben-Judah Maccabee, a 10-year-old genius from Chicago, who may or may not be the Jewish Messiah. Levin’s short stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney’s, and Esquire. He […]

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Jon Raymond : Rain Dragon - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastic

May 24, 2012 29:27

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Host David Naimon talks with Portland author, Jon Raymond, about his new novel Rain Dragon.  Raymond is the author of the novel Half-life, and the short story collection, Livability, which won the Oregon Book Award and contained two stories that became the critically acclaimed … Continue reading →

Jon Raymond : Rain Dragon

May 24, 2012 29:27

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Host David Naimon talks with Portland author, Jon Raymond, about his new novel Rain Dragon.  Raymond is the author of the novel Half-life, and the short story collection Livability, which won the Oregon Book Award and contained two stories that became the critically acclaimed movies Old Joy and Wendy & Lucy. Jon Raymond was also the screenwriter for the film Meek’s Cutoff and for […]

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Nathan Englander : What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (litera

Mar 15, 2012 29:47

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 Englander burst on the literary scene in 1999 with For The Relief of Unbearable Urges, a story collection that earned him the PEN/Faulkner Malamud Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kauffman Prize.   His first novel, The Ministry of Special … Continue reading →

Nathan Englander : What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

Mar 14, 2012 29:47

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Englander burst on the literary scene in 1999 with For The Relief of Unbearable Urges, a story collection that earned him the PEN/Faulkner Malamud Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kauffman Prize. His first novel, The Ministry of Special Cases, set during Argentina’s Dirty War, came out in 2007. And this year finds Englander […]

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Ben Marcus : The Flame Alphabet - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fan

Mar 1, 2012 25:47

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What if the words your children spoke to you actually made you sick? Physically sick. And what if the children themselves relished in this newfound power over their parents? This is the setting of Ben Marcus’ new dystopian novel The Flame … Continue reading →

Ben Marcus : The Flame Alphabet

Mar 1, 2012 25:47

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What if the words your children spoke to you actually made you sick? Physically sick. And what if the children themselves relished in this newfound power over their parents? This is the setting of Ben Marcus’ new dystopian novel The Flame Alphabet. Ben Marcus is Chair of Creative Writing at Columbia University and the author of […]

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Colson Whitehead : Zone One - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantast

Dec 29, 2011 21:06

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Host David Naimon speaks with award-winning writer Colson Whitehead about his new novel, “Zone One,”  described as a “wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel.” The world has been devastated by a plague. There are two types of survivors. the … Continue reading →

Colson Whitehead : Zone One

Dec 29, 2011 21:06

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Host David Naimon speaks with award-winning writer Colson Whitehead about his new novel Zone One, described as a “wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel.” The world has been devastated by a plague. There are two types of survivors: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Colson Whitehead is the author […]

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Justin Torres : We The Animals - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fant

Nov 4, 2011 25:40

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Host David Naimon interviews debut novelist Justin Torres.  His book, We the Animals, has been heralded for its beautiful, concentrated prose. NPR likened it to a diamond, brilliant and brilliantly compressed.  Esquire magazine called it a “knock to the head that … Continue reading →

Justin Torres : We The Animals

Nov 3, 2011 25:40

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Host David Naimon interviews debut novelist Justin Torres. His book, We the Animals, has been heralded for its beautiful, concentrated prose. NPR likened it to a diamond, brilliant and brilliantly compressed. Esquire called it a “knock to the head that will leave your mouth agape.” Justin Torres is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, with work in the […]

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China Mieville : Embassytown - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantas

Jul 21, 2011 28:18

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Science fiction and fantasy writer China Mieville has won nearly every award in the genre and has caught the attention of mainstream publications from the New York Times to the Guardian with the depth of his imagination and the height … Continue reading →

China Miéville : Embassytown

Jul 21, 2011 28:18

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Science fiction and fantasy writer China Miéville has won nearly every award in the genre and has caught the attention of mainstream publications from the New York Times to the Guardian with the depth of his imagination and the height of his erudition. David Naimon interviews him about his new, much anticipated book, Embassytown. “Embassytown is a […]

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Scott Sparling : Wire to Wire - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fanta

Jun 30, 2011 28:07

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Host David Naimon interviews Portland writer Scott Sparling about his debut novel, Wire to Wire, from Tin House Books.   A pick of the week by Publisher’s Weekly, they call Wire to Wire “well crafted and thrilling, tying together an obvious love for both Michigan and railroads … Continue reading →

Scott Sparling : Wire to Wire

Jun 30, 2011 28:07

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Host David Naimon interviews Portland writer Scott Sparling about his debut novel, Wire to Wire, from Tin House Books.  A pick of the week by Publisher’s Weekly, they call Wire to Wire, “well-crafted and thrilling, tying together an obvious love for both Michigan and railroads with an expert sense of timing and plot. The world he has created is both overwhelming […]

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Anthony Doerr : Memory Wall - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantast

Jan 14, 2011 26:20

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Host David Naimon speaks with writer Anthony Doerr about his latest book, Memory Wall. Doerr is the author of three other books, The Shell Collector, About Grace, andFour Seasons in Rome. Doerr’s short fiction has won three O. Henry Prizes and has been anthologized in The Best American Short … Continue reading →

Anthony Doerr : Memory Wall

Jan 13, 2011 26:20

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Host David Naimon speaks with writer Anthony Doerr about his latest book Memory Wall. Doerr is the author of three other books: The Shell Collector, About Grace, and Four Seasons in Rome. Doerr’s short fiction has won three O. Henry Prizes and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. […]

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Nicole Krauss : Great House - Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today's Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantast

Dec 14, 2010 25:12

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Host David Naimon speaks with Nicole Krauss about her newest novel, Great House, which tells a story haunted by questions: What do we pass on to our children and how do they absorb our dreams and losses? How do we respond to disappearance, … Continue reading →

Nicole Krauss : Great House

Dec 14, 2010 25:12

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Host David Naimon speaks with Nicole Krauss about her newest novel Great House, which tells a story haunted by questions: What do we pass on to our children? How do they absorb our dreams and losses? How do we respond to disappearance, destruction, and change?  Great House was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction this year. […]

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