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Episode 65 — Matt Bell

Matt Bell is the guest.  He’s the author of several chapbooks, a fiction collection called How They Were Found, and his most recent book is a novella called Cataclysm Baby, now available from Mud Luscious Press. Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!, raves: In extraordinary language, with deep feeling, Matt Bell has crafted a baby name […]


Episode 64 — Noah Hawley

Noah Hawley is the guest.  He’s the author of several books, the most recent of which is a novel called The Good Father, now available from Doubleday.  He’s also an accomplished writer and producer in film and television.  He wrote and produced the television show Bones, and created the shows The Unusuals and My Generation.  […]


Episode 63 — James Bernard Frost

James Bernard Frost is the guest.  He’s the author of the novel A Very Minor Prophet, now available from Hawthorne Books. Raves Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club: To date only Gus Van Sant has depicted the grim, dim, greasy, cramped world of Portland, Oregon. Now James Bernard Frost has given us the best novel, […]


Episode 62 — Heidi Julavits

Heidi Julavits is today’s guest.  She’s the author of four books, the most recent of which is a novel called The Vanishers, now available from Doubleday. And she’s also the co-editor of The Believer magazine. Here’s what The New York Times Book Review has to say about The Vanishers: Darkly comic….sharp-eyed, sardonic, hilarious….Julavits is at […]


Episode 61 — Rosecrans Baldwin

Rosecrans Baldwin is the guest.  He’s a co-founder of The Morning News and the author of a new memoir called Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, available on April 24th from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. Kirkus, in a starred review, calls it “great fun and surprisingly touching.” Very excited to have Rosecrans […]


Episode 60 — Kris Saknussemm

Kris Saknussemm is the guest.  His latest novel, Reverend America, is now available from Dark Coast Press.  And the soundtrack to the book is now available at iTunes. From Booklist: Once upon a time, Mathias Gaspenny was a child preacher and faith healer who captivated audiences across the country. Now, much older and wiser, he’s […]


Episode 59 — Amelia Gray

Amelia Gray is the guest.  She’s the author of three works of fiction, the most recent of which is a novel called Threats, now available from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. Doug Dorst, author of The Surf Guru, has this to say about Amelia’s work: The first time I encountered Amelia Gray’s fiction, it slugged me […]


Other People Listed Among 10 Best Podcasts for Writers by Brooklyn Based

  Good news!  Brooklyn Based has listed Other People among its 10 Best Podcasts for Writers, calling it “a fantastic interview show and probably the best-curated book-centric talk show out there.”  (Subscribe for free at iTunes.) Huge thanks to Jon Reiss and the folks at Brooklyn Based for the kind support. Here’s the full write-up: […]


Episode 58 — Melissa Broder

Melissa Broder is the guest.  Her new poetry collection, entitled Meat Heart, is now available from Publishing Genius Press.  And by day she is the publicity manager for Penguin Group. Says Publishers Weekly: Broder’s second collection cranks up the weird by mining the grotesqueries of her speakers’ relationships with men, god, the self, and food. […]


Episode 57 — Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru is the guest.  He’s the author of four books, the most recent of which is a novel called Gods Without Men, now available from Knopf. David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas, calls it a “beautifully written echo chamber of a novel.” Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, calls it “a pitch-perfect masterwork.” Kirkus […]