Books & Authors
Summary: Books and Authors is the podcast that brings you intelligent, candid conversations with today's leading authors We feature fiction and nonfiction.
Acclaimed novelist and essayist Alexander Chee joined me at the Miami Book Fair to talk about his work, and his latest collection, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel.
Danielle Lazarin talks about her short story collection, Backtalk. We discuss how she got her agent, what she likes about Twitter, and why she's glad she didn't rush into publishing.
Victoria Patterson's latest novel, THE LITTLE BROTHER, investigates a rape case -- based on California's Haidl case -- that looks at class, privilege, wealth, and how they affect our justice system as well as the rape culture that underlies it all. In light of the recent Stanford rape case, this discussion is extremely timely.
From WHYY's The Pulse. Many Cuban doctors come to the US for a better life, but not all of them can use their medical skills once they get here.
In this third installment in our series of conversations with book professionals who are not authors, we talk with literary agent Julie Barer of The Book Group.
Recorded live at BookCulture in Manhattan, Eileen Myles discusses her new volume of collected poems, I Must Be Living Twice, and her re-released novel, Chelsea Girls.
In this second installment in our series of conversations with book professionals who are not authors, we talk with literary publicist Lauren Cerand.
In this first installment in a series of conversations with book professionals who are not authors, we talk to Bethanne Patrick, a critic and book reviewer. She has a long and rich track record in many areas of the book world.
In this conversation, recorded live at BookCulture in Manhattan, author Carla Norton discusses her latest thriller, WHAT DOESN'T KILL HER, in which kidnapper Darry Wayne Flint escapes from the mental hospital and returns to stalk his previous victim.
When world-class cellist Alexander Feldmann dies, the fate of his rare and priceless cello falls into question. Will it go to his daughter Mariana, who sacrificed nearly all to care for him? Or to someone else? Author Elena DelBanco talks about her novel, THE SILVER SWAN.
In The Green Road, the four adult children of Rosaleen Madigan come home for one last visit before she sells the family home in County Clare, in the west of Ireland. The novel weaves together the strands of love, misunderstanding, simmering resentment, and all the other complications brought out by family.
When Mills Chevern, a young vagabond with a questionable history, rolls into the small and isolated Long Island town of Orient, some of the locals are suspicious. Others take a liking to him. Then the neighborhood handyman turns up dead and an unidentifiable beast washes up on the beach. Christopher Bollen’s new novel, Orient, explores these mysteries.
Fern Mallis created New York Fashion Week as we know it. Her latest project is a series of on-stage interviews with top fashion designers, photographers, editors, and others essential to the fashion world. She collected them in a beautiful new book called FASHION LIVES, which we discuss here.
Authors John C. Hampsey and Richard Hoffman talk about their works, KAUFMAN'S HILL and LOVE AND FURY, respectively. Both are memoirs of their boyhoods. Recorded live at McNally Jackson Books in New York City.
Recorded live at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival, this lively conversation covers Horan's latest novel, a fictionalized version of Robert Louis Stevenson's adventures with his American wife, Fanny.