Episode 56 — Jessica Keener


Jessica Keener is today’s guest.  Her debut novel, Night Swim, is now available from Fiction Studio Books. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan says: Jessica Keener steps boldly into the terrain of Eugene O’Neill, conjuring up the pathologies and quirks of a besieged Boston family in stark, quivering detail that never entirely distracts us from the looming […]

Episode 55 — Catherine Chung


Catherine Chung is the guest.  Her debut novel, Forgotten Country, is now available from Riverhead Books. Booklist, in a starred review, raves: Chung’s superb debut examines the twin hearts of cruelty and compassion between sisters in particular and family in general…. This elegantly written, stunningly powerful, simply masterful first novel should earn Chung many fans. […]

Episode 54 — Jeff Ragsdale


Jeff Ragsdale is the guest.  He’s the co-author, along with David Shields and Michael Logan, of Jeff, One Lonely Guy. Here’s what Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, has to say about it: You can either make fun of Jeff, One Lonely Guy (it would be very easy to parody) and reject its self-help […]