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A must for the serious reader Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the shows host and guiding spirit Michael Silverblatt.

A must for the serious reader Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the shows host and guiding spirit Michael Silverblatt.
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Location:

Santa Monica, CA

Networks:

KCRW

Description:

A must for the serious reader Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the shows host and guiding spirit Michael Silverblatt.

Twitter:

@kcrw

Language:

English

Contact:

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

Christine Schutt: Pure Hollywood

4/19/2018
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Christine Schutt says her writing takes place in a danger zone. In Pure Hollywood, one novella and ten stories, she writes beyond weird, at a level that both frightens and empowers.

Duration:00:29:15

Junot Diaz: Islandborn

4/12/2018
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Devastatingly beautiful, soulful, a fulfillment of a promise to his goddaughter, Junot Diaz’s Islandborn offers a new map into children’s books.

Duration:00:28:57

Lynne Tillman: Men and Apparitions

4/5/2018
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A novel trapped in the mind of a very unusual man. Lynne Tillman writes with wit that makes the reader dance.

Duration:00:28:57

Sean Penn: Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

3/29/2018
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A transcendent apocalyptic satire, an outrageous improvisation of a book, embedded with the rhythms of American prose, Sean Penn discusses his first novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.

Duration:00:28:57

Roberta Allen: The Princess of Herself

3/22/2018
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Roberta Allen says every truth can work as fiction. She discusses writing into the essence of a story. The Princess of Herself is interconnected stories of familiar but monstrous people not normally written about.

Duration:00:28:57

Ann Beattie and Richard Bausch on The Complete Stories of Peter Taylor

3/15/2018
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Two brilliant writers talk about a brilliant writer: Ann Beattie and Richard Bausch discuss the haunted dreamscapes of the short fiction of Peter Taylor.

Duration:00:28:57

Mokhtar Alkhanshali and Dave Eggers: The Monk of Mokha

3/8/2018
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For The Monk of Mokha, Dave Eggers writes the story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali bridging the country of his ancestors with the country where he lives. This is a conversation about the fate of immigrant life in America.

Duration:00:29:12

André Aciman: Call Me by Your Name // Enigma Variations

3/1/2018
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André Aciman takes the intensity, complexity, and variety of his Call Me by Your Name still further in his new novel, Enigma Variations.

Duration:00:29:12

Scott McClanahan: The Sarah Book / Crapalachia: A Biography of Place

2/22/2018
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Scott McClanahan discusses two of his close-to- the-bone and personal novels: The Sarah Book and Crapalachia: A Biography of Place.

Duration:00:28:30

Víctor Terán and David Shook: Like A New Sun: New Indigenous Mexican Poetry

2/15/2018
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Víctor Terán and David Shook discuss the music of Isthmus Zapotec and poetry translated for Like A New Sun.

Duration:00:30:57

Matthew McIntosh: theMystery.doc

2/8/2018
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Matthew McIntosh’s theMystery.doc asks a reader to consider what a book is, while exploring how a book can be like life.

Duration:00:29:13

Jane Gillette: The Trail of the Demon and Other Stories

2/1/2018
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Jane Gillette describes the wicked writing of her first book, The Trail of the Demon and Other Stories.

Duration:00:28:56

Ursula LeGuin

1/25/2018
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The author of Sea Road discusses the differences between her science fiction and her more-realistic fiction.

Duration:00:28:00

Isabel Allende: In the Midst of Winter

1/18/2018
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Storytelling queen Isabel Allende wrote a time-crossing, culture-hopping chamber piecethat gives faces to immigration during these dark times for literature, In the Midst of Winter.

Duration:00:28:57

Chris Kraus: After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography

1/11/2018
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In her stunning After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography, Chris Kraus wrote not of theory but of writing, creativity, and the depth a writer has to go to form an identity.

Duration:00:28:55

Joe Hagan: Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

1/4/2018
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In Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine, Joe Hagan explores the countercultural rise of the late-60s rock and roll teen society.

Duration:00:28:29

Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé

12/28/2017
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Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.

Duration:00:29:42

Anne Fadiman: The Wine Lover's Daughter

12/21/2017
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Anne Fadiman discusses topics from The Wine Lover’s Daughter: wine, literature, and her father Clifton.

Duration:00:28:30

William H. Gass Tribute

12/14/2017
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The great novelist, essayist and prose stylist William H. Gass died last week at 93. This tribute show is composed of excerpts from previous Bookworm conversations with Gass.

Duration:00:28:30

Charmaine Craig: Miss Burma

12/7/2017
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A moody historical novel, Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig explores history as it is inscribed in the souls of a rather special Burmese family.

Duration:00:28:57

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