Episode 323 — Diane Cook


Diane Cook is the guest. Her debut story collection, Man V. Nature, is available now from Harper Books.

Tea Obreht says

Man V. Nature is as close to experiencing a Picasso as literature can get: the worlds in Diane Cook’s impressive debut are bizarre, vertiginous, funny, pushed to the extreme-but just familiar enough in their nuances of the human condition to evoke an irresistible, around-the-corner reality.

And the Boston Globe says

Here’s a good rule: If Diane Cook wrote it, read it…Safety is tenuous, if not an illusion, in her thoughtful, unsettling, and darkly funny collection.

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