Month: March 2017

Episode 211 – John Cuneo

Virtual Memories Show 211: John Cuneo “These drawings were made with no intention of anyone ever seeing them. They were just practice, and — as more than one person has suggested — a cry for help.” Award-winning illustrator John Cuneo joins the show to talk about his new work, Not Waving But Drawing (Fantagraphics Underground),…

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Episode 210 – Tony Tulathimutte

Virtual Memories Show 210: Tony Tulathimutte “There’s no way to write about millennials without adopting a comic tone.” I get over my insecurity about younger authors and talk with Tony Tulathmiutte about his debut novel, Private Citizens! We discuss his critique of the idea of voice-of-a-generation novels, the heavy and weird expectations of being an…

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Episode 209 – Jeff Nunokawa

Virtual Memories Show 209: Jeff Nunokawa “I want to use this media, which is all about going somewhere else, to say, ‘Just here. Just stop at these woods, this snowy evening. Just here.’” For more than a decade, Princeton literature professor Jeff Nunokawa has posted daily mini-essays using Facebook Notes. We talk about how he…

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Episode 208 – Barbara Epler

Virtual Memories Show 208: Barbara Epler “We try to find things that move the walls in our brain about what fiction and poetry can do.” New Directions publisher Barbara Epler joins the show to talk about her accidental career, the pros and cons of New Directions’ size, the Moneyball aspect of publishing works in translation,…

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