692. Ahmed Naji

   

Ahmed Naji is the guest. He is the author of three novels, including Using Life (University of Texas Press), which led to his imprisonment in Egypt—an ordeal that led to the writing of a new memoir, Rotten Evidence: Reading and Writing in Prisoncurrently excerpted in The Believer magazine.

691. Michael Bible

   

Michael Bible is the guest. His new novel, The Ancient Hours, is available from Melville House.

690. Te-Ping Chen

   

Te-Ping Chen is the guest. Her debut story collection, Land of Big Numbersis available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It is the official January pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.