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Adam Wilsonis the guest. He’s the author of the debut novel Flatscreen, now available from Harper Perennial.
Raves Sam Lipsyte: “Adam Wilson is a gutsy, funny, and often beautiful writer, and Flatscreen is one of the most hilarious and commanding debuts I’ve read in a long time.”
And Booklist, in a starred review, calls it “an auspicious debut that promises, in Wilson, a standout addition to a new generation of writers.”
Topics of conversation include: Austin, bad jobs, whiskey, depression, screenwriting, Richard Linklater, bad decisions, heat, Columbia, Brooklyn, Bookcourt, Don DeLillo, Bret Easton Ellis, The Hold Steady, Boston, Tufts, Jonathan Wilson, social media, shyness, stoners, comedy, O.J. Simpson, The Paris Review, and work habits.
Monologue topics: Israel, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth, not reading novels, the Santa Fe Institute, honesty, history, and profit motive.