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Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Location:

Santa Monica, CA

Networks:

KCRW

Description:

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Twitter:

@kcrw

Language:

English

Contact:

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

Charles Yu: Interior Chinatown

2/27/2020
Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown is a contemporary novel about dealing with the difficulty of being whoever you are.

Duration:00:28:28

Translators Suzanne Jill Levine, Jessica Powell, and Katie Lateef-Jan: The Promise and Forgotten Journey by Silvina Ocampo

2/20/2020
A discovery readers have been waiting for, more Silvina Ocampo finally translated into English: The Promise and Forgotten Journey.

Duration:00:28:28

Tobias Wolff: This Boy’s Life

2/13/2020
One of the first books within a huge movement that restored respectability to memoirs, This Boy’s Life celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, and Tobias Wolff celebrates thirty years since being on Bookworm.

Duration:00:28:27

Fanny Howe: Love and I

2/6/2020
Love and I, poems by Fanny Howe, about love, the failure of love, and the transformation of love over the years.

Duration:00:29:02

Garth Greenwell: Cleanness

1/30/2020
Garth Greenwell discusses seeking human truths by writing into an abyss, and his new novel Cleanness.

Duration:00:28:28

Daniel Mendelsohn: Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones

1/23/2020
Daniel Mendelsohn’s Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones is an uncommon collection of essays that intertwine the personal with the intellectual and critical.

Duration:00:28:28

Jonathan Blum: The Usual Uncertainties

1/16/2020
Jonathan Blum wrote characters with open destinies, in stories with open endings, for his new book of short stories, The Usual Uncertainties.

Duration:00:28:28

Ben Lerner: The Topeka School

1/9/2020
Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04 find their synthesis in The Topeka School, the third in his Hegelian trilogy.

Duration:00:28:28

André Aciman: Find Me

1/2/2020
In André Aciman’s Find Me, strokes of luck are destiny.

Duration:00:28:29

Deborah Eisenberg: Your Duck Is My Duck

12/20/2019
Again Deborah Eisenberg demonstrates herself as a masterful and electric writer, in her new collection of seven stories, Your Duck Is My Duck.

Duration:00:28:27

Adina Hoffman on 'Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures'

12/19/2019
Adina Hoffman’s "Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures" is about a man of multitudes.

Duration:00:28:28

Chris Ware: Rusty Brown

12/12/2019
Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown depicts life the way it is: jam packed with details, the closer you look the ever more there is.

Duration:00:28:48

Lawrence Weschler: And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks

12/5/2019
And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks by Lawrence Weschler is a book that can only be itself.

Duration:00:28:28

Ocean Vuong: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

11/22/2019
From the archives, Ocean Vuong speaks of leaving his thumbprint on his new novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. Alternate modes of storytelling are discussed, as are narratives without intrinsic conflict. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who doesn’t read English; it is about finding joy in innovative and creative survival.

Duration:00:28:58

Lynda Barry: Making Comics

11/21/2019
Lynda Barry’s Making Comics is a how-to graphic novel guide for people who gave up on drawing.

Duration:00:28:28

Jeanette Winterson Frankissstein: A Love Story

11/14/2019
Jeanette Winterson’s Frankissstein: A Love Story is about time travel and body travel.

Duration:00:28:58

Lynda Barry and Chris Ware: Making Comics and Rusty Brown

11/7/2019
Lynda Barry and Chris Ware discuss the culture of comics, and their new books, Making Comics and Rusty Brown.

Duration:00:28:58

John Freeman and Robin Coste Lewis Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on California

10/31/2019
John Freeman and Robin Coste Lewis discuss Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on California.

Duration:00:28:59

Harold Bloom: The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible

10/24/2019
In tribute, from the archives, a conversation with Harold Bloom (1930-2019) in his apartment to talk about his book, The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible. A discussion officially about the great King James translation of the Old and New Testaments. But when you talk with Harold Bloom, you talk about everything—politics, poetry, teaching, aging, reading and ultimately, respect.

Duration:00:29:12

Benjamin Moser: Sontag: Her Life and Work

10/17/2019
Benjamin Moser’s Sontag: Her Life and Work is interested in the writing and ideas of Susan Sontag.

Duration:00:28:58