Episode 203 — Peter Orner


Peter Orner is the guest. His new story collection, Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, is now available from Little, Brown. Tom Bissell says Peter Orner is a true writers’ writer, which is to say a writer writers complain to writers about readers not reading. His novel The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo (a title, […]

Episode 202 — Lindsay Hunter


Lindsay Hunter is the guest. Her new story collection, Don’t Kiss Me, is now available from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. Kirkus Reviews raves Don’t Kiss Me, Hunter’s second short story collection, is a bold, haunting, and beautiful observation of lives lived outside the scope of the mainstream . . . Hunter near-effortlessly captures the hopes, […]

Episode 201 — Gregory Sherl


Gregory Sherl is the guest. His new book Monogamy Songs is now available from Future Tense.  (Photo credit:  Shannon Healey, courtesy of YesYes Books.) The Huffington Post raves The problem with post-confessionalism is that its most uninspired iterations have been sprinkled across America for the past quarter-century; that is, the problem with post-confessionalism isn’t post-confessionalism, […]