Summary: A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established, new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the show's host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt.
Mohsin Hamid mocks the self-help genre in his new novel.
The brazen, satirical stories in Sam Lipsyte's latest book incite reactions that run the gamut from anger to outrage to sheer hilarity.
Set on the Princeton campus in 1905, a penetrating social commentary masquerades as a classic American Gothic.
Ondaatje discusses his turn from concealment to revelation and reflects on the magic of youth.
How did Jess Walter make the leap between his romantic novel, "Beautiful Ruins," and the end-of-the-world sadness of his stories in "We Live in Water?"
The recently named the first poet laureate of the City of Los Angeles reads selections from her new collection and reflects on what it means to be a poet of place today.
Luis Alberto Urrea ("The Hummingbird's Daughter" and "Queen of America") continues to discuss his saga inspired by the life of Teresita Urrea, "the Mexican Joan of Arc."
Luis Alberto Urrea's "Queen of America," completes the two-volume saga that began with "The Hummingbird's Daughter." Both follow the journey of a Mexican curandera...
In this second interview, George Saunders delves further into the dark-comic twists and turns of his recent short story collection. (Part 2 of 2)
Nick Flynn on the strange days on the set of Being Flynn, a film adapted from his personal memoir, and starring Robert De Niro and Paul Dano.
Jamaica Kincaid's first novel in ten years is an emotionally bare story about the erosion of a marriage.
George Saunders reflects on writing, "infinitely" revising, and how he finds the voices for his luminous but smudged characters. (Part 1 of 2)
Poet Ange Mlinko reads poems from her forthcoming collection and talks about the way that poetry braids difficulty and pleasure.
In Lydia Millet's novels, characters pass from the comedy of daily life to the beauty of visionary experience.
Journalist Amy Wilentz's admiring and sober portrait of post-earthquake Haiti...