Episode 132 — Diana Wagman

   

Diana Wagman is the guest.  She is the author of four novels and a past recipient of the PEN West Award for Fiction. Her latest novel, The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets, is now available from Ig Publishing. It is the December selection of The TNB Book Club.

Publishers Weekly raves

Wagman’s talent for imagery is well served by the subject matter, and the story is perfectly paced, with humorous breaks in the tension. A PEN Center USA Award winner (for Spontaneous), Wagman has crafted an unusual thriller for psychological crime devotees and fans of the peculiar.

And Book Page calls it

…a dark, funny and sensitive thriller that might be the first of its kind: the Oedipal abduction tale.

Monologue topics: holidays, heaviness, Sandy Hook, humanity, self-loathing, anger, depression, compassion.