Episode 181 — Tao Lin (Part 2)

   

Tao Lin is the guest. His new novel, Taipei, is now available from Vintage Contemporaries. The New York Observer says Tao Lin [is] an excellent writer of avant-garde fiction. His new novel is his most mature work, and follows a young New York writer to Taipei, where he must reconcile his family’s roots with the […]

Episode 180 — Tao Lin (Part 1)

   

Tao Lin is the guest. His new novel, Taipei, is now available in trade paperback from Vintage Contemporaries.  (Photo credit: The Stranger.) Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, says For all its straightforwardness, Lin’s previous work—with its flat, Internet-inspired prose issued by small presses—has presented a stumbling stone for readers who fall outside his North […]

Episode 150 — Jordan Castro

   

Jordan Castro is the guest. He is the author of several books, and his latest is a poetry collection called Young Americans, available now from Civil Coping Mechanisms. Ben Brooks, author of Grow Up, says I read these poems three times in one night, then put the duvet over my head and held my knees […]