Episode 147 — Joyce Johnson


Joyce Johnson is the guest. She is the author of several books, the most recent of which is called The Voice is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac, available now from Viking. Kirkus calls it An exemplary biography of the Beat icon and his development as a writer…Johnson [turns] a laser-sharp focus on Kerouac’s […]

Episode 68 — David Rees


David Rees is the guest.  He’s the author of How to Sharpen Pencils, a practical and theoretical treatise on the artisanal craft of pencil sharpening, for writers, artists, contractors, flange turners, anglesmiths, and civil servants, with illustrations showing current practice, now available from Melville House. He is also the creator of the comic strip Get […]

Richard Nash on Other People


  Publishing impresario Richard Nash with some kind words for the show.