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Episode 270 — Justin Hocking

   

Justin Hocking is the guest. His new memoir, The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, is now available from Graywolf Press. It is the official April selection of the TNB Book Club.

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We Need to Talk About Mira

   

What’s it like to be the mother of a young writer whose successful autobiographical work describes things like her enjoyment of being punched in the face during sex, starving herself, and smoking crack?

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Episode 269 — Labor Day Special

   

Today’s show features conversations with multiple authors, all of whom have contributed to a new anthology entitled Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers. Guests include the anthology’s editors, Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon, as well as Amy Brill, Arielle Greenberg, Cristina Henriquez, Heidi Julavits, Jane Roper, Rachel Jamison Webster, Sarah Jefferis, and Sarah Strickley.