Episode 139 — xTxEpisode 143 — Teddy WayneEpisode 144 — Andrea SeigelEpisode 140 — Rosie SchaapEpisode 136 — Christine SchuttEpisode 137 — Eli HorowitzEpisode 142 — Richard ChiemEpisode 138 — Panio Gianopoulos

Episode 144 — Andrea Seigel

Andrea Seigel is the guest. She’s the author of three novels: Like the Red Panda, To Feel Stuff, and The Kid Table. She’s also an accomplished screenwriter. Chuck Klosterman says If Helen Fielding had been born in 1979 and become a hyper-precocious Goth kid whose favorite book was Prozac Nation, she probably would have ended […]


Episode 143 — Teddy Wayne

Teddy Wayne is the guest. He is the author of the novel Kapitoil (Harper Perennial), for which he was the winner of a 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award. He has also been a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His second novel, The Love Song […]


Episode 142 — Richard Chiem

Richard Chiem is the guest. He is the author of You Private Person, a collection of short stories published by Scrambler Books. Blake Butler says Richard Chiem’s You Private Person is a bustling prism of a thing, full of passages that actually lead somewhere off of the paper. His words have brains that have bodies […]


Episode 141 — Kate Zambreno

Kate Zambreno is the guest. She is the author of two novels, O Fallen Angel and Green Girl, and her latest book is a critical memoir called Heroines, now available from Semiotext(e). The Paris Review raves It should come as no surprise that her provocative new work, Heroines, published by Semiotext(e)’s Active Agents imprint… challenges […]


Episode 140 — Rosie Schaap

Rosie Schaap is the guest. She is a contributor to This American Life and npr.org, and she writes the monthly “Drink” column for The New York Times Magazine. Her memoir, Drinking With Men, will be published on January 24, 2013 by Riverhead Books. Kate Christensen raves This book will be a classic. There is so […]


Episode 139 — xTx

xTx is the guest. She is the author of the story collection Normally Special, and her new chapbook, Billie the Bull, has just been published by Nephew, an imprint of Mud Luscious Press.  This is her first-ever audio interview. Says Dennis Cooper: xTx is the complete young literary god. Billie the Bull is mind-bogglingly and […]


Episode 138 — Panio Gianopoulos

Panio Gianopoulos is the guest. He’s the author of the novella A Familiar Beast, now available from Nouvella Books. Jim Lynch, author of Truth Like the Sun, raves A Familiar Beast is superb. Always engaging and often provocative, it follows the gut-tightening travails of a man hollowed by his own infidelities. With elegant prose, unforgettable […]


Episode 137 — Eli Horowitz

Eli Horowitz is the guest. He was the managing editor and then publisher of McSweeney’s for eight years, where he worked closely with a variety of notable authors, including Michael Chabon, Joyce Carol Oates, and William Vollmann. His latest project is called The Silent History, a serialized novel designed for the iPad and iPhone. Wired […]


Episode 136 — Christine Schutt

Christine Schutt is today’s guest.  She’s the award-winning author of several books. Her first novel, Florida, was a National Book Award finalist, and her second novel, All Souls, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  Her latest novel, Prosperous Friends, is now available from Grove Press. Sam Lipsyte raves Prosperous Friends is masterful, a comic-tragic […]