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Episode 48 — Ramona Ausubel

Ramona Ausubel is the guest.  Her debut novel, No One is Here Except All of Us, is now available in hardcover from Riverhead Press.  And her short story “Atria” was published in the April 4, 2011 issue of The New Yorker. Raves the San Francisco Chronicle: No One Is Here Except All of Us contains […]


Episode 47 — Ryan Boudinot

Ryan Boudinot is the guest.  He’s the author of the new novel, Blueprints of the Afterlife, now available from Grove Press. John Schwartz, in a review for the New York Times, raves: A fierce literary imagination, building the kinds of worlds that William Gibson used to write before he discovered the present; it is warmed […]


Episode 46 — Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the guest.  She’s the author of the new memoir Wild, due out from Knopf on March 20, 2012.  And she’s also Sugar, the popular advice columnist over at The Rumpus. Wild, which details Strayed’s 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995, is generating a ton of good buzz.  Kirkus, […]


Episode 45 — Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson is 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 […]


Episode 44 — Eleanor Henderson

Eleanor Henderson is the guest.  She’s the author of the debut novel Ten Thousand Saints, now available in trade paperback from Ecco.  It was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2011 by the New York Times Book Review. In a glowing review for the Times, Stacey D’Erasmo writes: The ambition of Ten Thousand […]


Episode 43 — Ben Marcus

Ben Marcus is today’s guest.  He’s the author of four books of fiction, the most recent of which is the critically acclaimed novel The Flame Alphabet, now available from Knopf. “Think again,” writes Fiona Maazel at Book Forum.  “[The Flame Alphabet] can operate on multiple registers: as metaphor, sociology, conventional thriller, and, at bottom, discourse […]


Other People Makes Filmmaker Magazine’s ‘Super 8′

  Good news!  Filmmaker magazine has included Other People in its Winter 2012 ‘Super 8‘ list!  (Thanks to Scott Macaulay and everyone over at Filmmaker!) Here’s the write-up:  

Episode 42 — Ben Tanzer

Ben Tanzer is the guest.  He’s the author of several books, including 99 Problems, You Can Make Him Like You, and My Father’s House.  He is also the proprietor of vast faux media empire. Michael Fitzgerald, author of Radiant Days, calls My Father’s House “a sincere and important book full of grace, beauty, and…I’m happy […]


Episode 41 — Claire Bidwell Smith

Claire Bidwell Smith is the guest.  She’s the author of the memoir The Rules of Inheritance, available now from Hudson Street Press. Darin Strauss, the author of Half a Life, calls it “a perfectly crafted story — not about grief, but how to walk out of grief with your soul intact; it’s not a lamentation, […]


Episode 40 — Susan Sherman

Susan Sherman is the guest.  She’s the author of the acclaimed debut novel The Little Russian, now available from Counterpoint Press.  And she’s also the co-creator of one of the most successful television shows in the history of Disney. Library Journal, in a starred review, has this to say about The Little Russian: “Sherman’s extraordinary […]