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Tommy Orange: There There

10/18/2018
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Beauty and despair woven into their history, twelve multigenerational urban Native Americans find ways to live in Tommy Orange’s There There.

Duration:00:29:09

Gary Shteyngart: Lake Success

10/11/2018
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Gary Shteyngart’s Lake Success is about a hedge-fund manager billionaire who has lost track of what he once cared about and loved.

Duration:00:29:11

Patrick deWitt: French Exit

10/4/2018
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French Exit by Patrick deWitt, a vastly amusing novel about a spider woman.

Duration:00:29:55

Edward St. Aubyn: The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels

9/27/2018
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Edward St. Aubyn’s Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother’s Milk, and At Last: The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels, recently adapted into a five-episode limited series on Showtime.

Duration:00:29:55

Joshua Cohen and Samuel Nicholson: ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction

9/20/2018
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Samuel Nicholson edited three of Joshua Cohen’s books at Random House, including his recent collection of nonfiction, ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction.

Duration:00:29:13

Joshua Cohen: ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction

9/13/2018
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Joshua Cohen’s collection of nonfiction, ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction, examines the effect of the internet and technology on the human mind.

Duration:00:28:58

Mary Cappello, James Morrison, Jean Walton Buffalo Trace: A Threefold Vibration

9/6/2018
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Buffalo Trace: A Threefold Vibration, by Mary Cappello, James Morrison, and Jean Walton, is a trio of novella-length autographical essays about graduate school students who love to read.

Duration:00:28:57

Joshua Mattson: A Short Film About Disappointment

8/30/2018
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Joshua Mattson’s experimental debut novel, A Short Film About Disappointment, pulls the rug out from under the reader.

Duration:00:28:57

B. Catling: The Vorhh Trilogy (Part II)

8/23/2018
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B. Catling further discusses learning to write The Vorhh Trilogy by being within it.

Duration:00:28:56

B. Catling: The Vorhh Trilogy (Part I)

8/16/2018
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In B. Catling’s The Vorrh Trilogy, a vast surrealist tapestry comes into being; cooperating with the reader’s desire.

Duration:00:28:56

Christian Kracht: The Dead

8/9/2018
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Christian Kracht’s The Dead is an expectations bending book with more tricks than a circus.

Duration:00:28:56

Lydia Millet: Fight No More

8/2/2018
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Lydia Millet’s Fight No More is a book of improvised stories about people who live improvised lives in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:28:56

David Sedaris: Calypso

7/26/2018
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David Sedaris is hilarious but that’s just the obvious. He discusses the art of melancholy, and mortality, topics in his new book of humorous stories, Calypso.

Duration:00:28:58

Joseph McBride with Nicola Lubitsch: How Did Lubitsch Do It?

7/19/2018
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Nicola Lubitsch joins film historian Joseph McBride to discuss her father, Ernst, and McBride’s book about him, How Did Lubitsch Do It?

Duration:00:28:58

Presenting The Organist from McSweeney's

7/13/2018
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We share an episode of a KCRW podcast produced in collaboration with McSweeney's.

Duration:00:33:16

Lauren Groff: Florida

7/12/2018
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Characters in Lauren Groff’s collection of stories, Florida, try to meet the challenges of staying alive while life becomes more and more difficult.

Duration:00:29:52

A.M. Homes Days of Awe: Stories

7/5/2018
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In Days of Awe: Stories, A.M. Homes writes about characters who turn out not to be who they hoped to be, and unable to escape who they are.

Duration:00:29:52

Rita Bullwinkel: Belly Up

6/28/2018
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Bewildered imagination finds a home in the stories of Rita Bullwinkel's Belly Up.

Duration:00:29:16

Michael Ondaatje: Warlight (Part II)

6/21/2018
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Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight alters the rules about how big a novel’s canvas can be; it gives the feeling of completeness without telling all the secrets.

Duration:00:28:48

Michael Ondaatje: Warlight (Part I)

6/14/2018
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Michael Ondaatje fully embraces the fun of storytelling in this miracle of a novel, Warlight.

Duration:00:28:28