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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

Alex Halberstadt: "Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning"

7/9/2020
History, autobiography, travelogue—a hybrid form—"Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning", by Alex Halberst.

Duration:00:28:27

Scott Spencer: “An Ocean Without a Shore”

7/2/2020
Scott Spencer’s new novel, “An Ocean Without a Shore,” is about a life seeped in unfulfilled desires.

Duration:00:28:28

Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half

6/25/2020
Brit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, The Vanishing Half.

Duration:00:28:27

Horacio Castellanos Moya: Senselessness

6/18/2020
The co-producer of Bookworm, Shawn Michael Sullivan, was able to rebroadcast one of his favorite shows, between Michael Silverblatt and Horacio Castellanos Moya, regarding Senselessness.

Duration:00:28:28

Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way

6/11/2020
Fowzia Karimi speaks about the art of the novel, and designing Above Us the Milky Way.

Duration:00:29:31

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