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Bookworm (KCRW)

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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

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


Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach

11/30/2017
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Without spoilers, we discuss the intricate surprises and complex modes of disclosure in Jennifer Egan's new novel Manhattan Beach.

Duration: 00:28:55


Wallace Shawn: Night Thoughts

11/23/2017
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This show features a dramatic and emotional reading by writer/actor Wallace Shawn of an excerpt from Night Thoughts, his book-length essay. (REPEAT)

Duration: 00:28:29


Mark Danielewski: The Familiar, Volume 5

11/16/2017
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The Familiar, Volume 5: Redwood, by Mark Danielewski, closes Season One of a serial novel imagined as a vast TV series.

Duration: 00:29:05


Sparks (Part II)

11/9/2017
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The second conversation with brothers Ron and Russell Mael of the band Sparks, along with stripped-down versions of two songs from their new album Hippopotamus.

Duration: 00:29:13


Sparks (Part I)

11/2/2017
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Sparks plays stripped-down acoustic versions of art rock songs off their new album Hippopotamus, along with a classic song, and the theme to Bookworm, Where Would We Be without Books.

Duration: 00:29:11


Eileen Myles: Afterglow (a dog memoir)

10/26/2017
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Beloved writer Eileen Myles didn't make up the dog but she did make up Afterglow (a dog memoir).

Duration: 00:28:44


Kazuo Ishiguro

10/19/2017
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We sample 25 years of Bookworm conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro, the 2017 Nobel Prize Laureate for literature.

Duration: 00:28:56


Stephen Greenblatt: The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

10/12/2017
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Following his National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize celebrated The Swerve, in the elaborately readable The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Stephen Greenblatt explores reasons why the story of Genesis has seized the imagination.

Duration: 00:28:31


Nicole Krauss: Forest Dark

10/5/2017
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Nicole Krauss took a risk by writing about two protagonists who never meet. Krauss says she let herself follow the characters of Forest Dark into the unknown.

Duration: 00:28:56


Andrew Sean Greer: Less

9/28/2017
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In his novel Less, Andrew Sean Greer discusses filterless writing and the idea of getting what you want in a world bent on not giving you what you want.

Duration: 00:28:57


Matthew Klam: Who Is Rich?

9/21/2017
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Matthew Klam reveals that his novel Who is Rich? ponders the meaning of wealth. Is richness having a big bank account or is it being happy with your lot in life?

Duration: 00:28:54


Mark Z. Danielewski: The Familiar

9/14/2017
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Mark Danielewski says he wants to give words to animals, to plants, to the waves of the ocean. His vast serial novel The Familiar begins with a young girl rescuing a cat.

Duration: 00:29:09


George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part II)

9/7/2017
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Known for the outrageous comedy of his acclaimed short stories, George Saunders says that daring to write this novel about grief, loss and the journey of the soul was like jumping off a cliff. [REPEAT]

Duration: 00:29:08

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