Month: July 2015

Podcast 127 – The Meandering Reflections of a Literary Sybarite

Virtual Memories Show #127: Michael Dirda – The Meandering Reflections of a Literary Sybarite “I enjoy going back to Lorain, Ohio because I’m reminded that the world of Washington and the East Coast literary establishment is a very narrow, special one that’s parochial in its own way. The rest of the world has other concerns:…

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Podcast 126 – People From Away

Virtual Memories Show #126: Liz Hand – People From Away “When I was young, I always wanted to be a writer, but I thought that one could write science fiction and then also write ‘serious’ literature . . . that I could be Samuel R. Delany, but I could also be F. Scott Fitzgerald. That I…

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Podcast 125 – Signal Boost

Virtual Memories Show #125: Dan Perkins (Tom Tomorrow) – Signal Boost “This Kickstarter, this is me, having seen my incredibly negative narrative and hopeless sense of the future just blasted out of the water. I feel like this week has changed my life.” Dan Perkins (better known as Tom Tomorrow) is celebrating 25 years of…

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Podcast 124 – Don’t Fall

Virtual Memories Show #124: Jonathan David Kranz – Don’t Fall “I feel some frustration with contemporary literary fiction: there’s stuff that’s well written without really being good writing. Lovely prose, but stories that feel flat and empty.” Jonathan David Kranz joins the show to talk about his new novel, Our Brothers at the Bottom of the…

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