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Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Location:

Santa Monica, CA

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KCRW

Description:

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Twitter:

@kcrw

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Mark Z. Danielewski: The Little Blue Kite

6/4/2020
Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Little Blue Kite is a generous and big-hearted children’s book about creating a spacious mind, with room for others.

Duration:00:28:58

Edited by André Naffis-Sahely The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature

5/28/2020
Anthologist André Naffis-Sahely says he provided a historical perspective to The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature.

Duration:00:28:58

Victoria Chang: Love, Love (Part Two)

5/21/2020
Victoria Chang discusses Love, Love, her children’s novel written in verse—poetry written for children.

Duration:00:29:31

Victoria Chang: Obit (Part One)

5/14/2020
Victoria Chang’s Obit is a poetry book about the impact of death on the living.

Duration:00:28:28

Benjamin Moser: Sontag: Her Life and Work

5/7/2020
Benjamin Moser recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography Sontag: Her Life and Work. In this show from the archives, he talks about Susan Sontag‘s ideology: reading more books, going to more plays, traveling more, learning more, taking learning seriously, and taking culture seriously.

Duration:00:29:34

Daniel Kehlmann: Tyll

4/30/2020
Daniel Kehlmann describes his new novel, Tyll, as dark, frightening, and murky—in a good way.

Duration:00:28:28

Rob Doyle: Threshold

4/23/2020
Youthful nihilism, contradictory impulses, preferences and desires catch up with Rob Doyle in his explicitly autobiographical novel Threshold.

Duration:00:28:27

Ariana Reines: A Sand Book

4/16/2020
Ariana Reines discusses her A Sand Book poetry being centered around a theme of hiding: running away and trying to escape.

Duration:00:28:58

Charles North: Everything and Other Poems

4/9/2020
Charles North describes Everything and Other Poems as “messy poetry” without the formal demands of his earlier work.

Duration:00:28:57

Harry Dodge: My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing

4/2/2020
Harry Dodge’s My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing shifts its scale from the cosmos to viruses.

Duration:00:29:01

Rebecca Solnit: Recollections of My Nonexistence

3/26/2020
Recollections of My Nonexistence is a personal, cultural, political, and journalistic hybrid narrative about the formative years in the life of Rebecca Solnit.

Duration:00:29:02

Stephen Wright: Processed Cheese

3/19/2020
Stephen Wright’s Processed Cheese finds hilarity in the tragedy of contemporary life.

Duration:00:28:58

Jenny Offill: Weather

3/12/2020
Jenny Offill’s Weather is a book about people living very much in our times.

Duration:00:29:02

Steven Sater: Alice By Heart

3/5/2020
Steven Sater’s Alice By Heart wants to reaffirm the power of the imagination, and inspire readers to reignite the wonder in themselves.

Duration:00:28:58

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