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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

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

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