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.
The aimless hero of Antoine Wilson's second novel takes the world at face value and wishes to impart wisdom to his unborn son, after a life of suspended childhood himself.
Oliver Sacks on the neuropsychology and literature of hallucination, and what this disorienting medical condition reveals about the nature of the mind and human condition.
Burns reflects on the eerie spaces and dark themes that populate his graphic novels, as well as the nature of suspense that does not necessarily resolve into explanation.
A ghost story about the weave of storytelling itself, written in sparse fragments of dialogue punctuated by faint embroidery, grim illustrations, and blank spaces.
Two artists find themselves in an inexplicable and unhappy marriage in Christine Schutt's new novel written in hypnotic prose.
Two artists find themselves in an inexplicable and unhappy marriage in Christine Schutt's Prosperous Friends, a novel written in hypnotic prose.
A conversation with cast members about this revelatory new take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, "The Great Gatsby."
Novelist and social critic Chris Kraus on her latest novel, where romance and social redemption collide in post-Patriot Act America.
Graphic novelist Chris Ware stretches the notion of the book to fantastic proportions in his latest publication...
Craig Nova's fourteenth novel conveys readers into dark and discomforting realms of the unseen, where human organs are harvested for sale on the black market...
British novelist Martin Amis discusses how a writer makes a good character endearing when readers want to root for the villain in his new work.
Susanna Moore is interested in the things her characters don?t know. Her new novel is a story of innocence and dread.
British writer, Lawrence Norfolk on his new novel of historical fiction and how his desire to write about love and need relates to his epicurean tale of appetite and hunger.
Former US Poet Laureate, Robert Hass explores certain obsessions in his first collection of essays.
In his new novel, how did Michael Chabon dare to speak for black characters and black neighborhoods? Is this novel audacious and usurping? His answers may surprise you.