Episode 118 — J. Robert Lennon


Happy Halloween! J. Robert Lennon is today’s guest.  He is the author of several books, and his latest novel, Familiar, is now available from Graywolf Press. The New York Times Book Review raves Over the last decade, J. Robert Lennon’s literary imagination has grown increasingly morbid, convoluted and peculiar—just as his books have grown commensurately […]

Episode 117 — Susan Straight


Susan Straight is the guest.  She is the author of several books and has been a finalist for the National Book Award.  Her new novel, Between Heaven and Here, is now available from McSweeney’s. Ayelet Waldman raves It is only the rarest of novels that cry for a sequel, the most unusual of stories that […]

Episode 116 — Antoine Wilson


Antoine Wilson is today’s guest.  He’s the author of two novels, the most recent of which is called Panorama City, now available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, says Wilson’s second novel (after Interloper) is fresh and flawlessly crafted as well as charmingly genuine. Oppen Porter is almost 30, a guileless […]