Episode 151 — Lesley Arfin


Lesley Arfin is the guest. She was a staff writer on the first two seasons of the hit television show Girls, starring Lena Dunham, and she also writes for the MTV series Awkward.  Her book, Dear Diary, is based on a column of the same name that originally appeared in Vice magazine.  It was published […]

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 81 — Kate Christensen


Kate Christensen is today’s guest (photo credit:  Marion Ettlinger).  She’s the author of six novels, the fourth of which, The Great Man, won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award.  Her latest novel, The Astral, is now available in trade paperback from Anchor Books. The San Francisco Chronicle raves: [Christensen’s] characters’ ruminations on how the forces of love […]