Episode 109 — Benjamin Wood


Benjamin Wood is the guest.  His debut novel, The Bellwether Revivals, is now available from Viking in the United States and Simon & Schuster in the UK. The Bellwether Revivals was an official selection of The TNB Book Club. Joanna Smith Rakoff raves Oh how I loved this novel! I was drawn in from the […]

Episode 108 — Amber Sparks


Amber Sparks is today’s guest.  Her debut story collection, May We Shed These Human Bodies, is now available from Curbside Splendor. Raves Michael Kimball: There was Aesop, Thomas Bulfinch, Edith Hamilton, Angela Carter–and now there is Amber Sparks with a new take on the fable. May We Shed These Human Bodies is a clever, scary, […]

An Exchange Between David Quigg and Lauren Groff


A listener named David Quigg has posted a heartfelt and wonderfully written account of his struggles this past year, and how hearing Lauren Groff on this program, and then exchanging emails with her, helped him to arrive at some new clarity. Pleased and proud that the show played a small part in helping to incite […]