Episodes: 2 Columns

Episode 489 – Ira Nadel

Professor & biographer joins the show to talk about (Oxford University Press). We get into Ira's approach to literary biography, his history with Roth's books, and what...

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Episode 488 – Andreas Kilcher and Judith Butler

To celebrate the publication of the groundbreaking book,  (Yale University Press), contributors & join the show for a wide-ranging conversation about Kafka's art & how it intersects...

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Episode 487 – Alvin Eng

Playwright, performer and acoustic punk raconteur joins the show to celebrate his new memoir, (Fordham University Press). We get into his Chinese-American upbringing in the 1960s/70s, his...

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Episode 486 – Charlie Porter

Fashion critic, journalist and author joins the show to celebrate the US publication of (WW Norton). We talk about the Agnes Martin photo that inspired the book,...

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Episode 485 – Kathe Koja

rejoins the show to celebrate the launch of her new project, (Meerkat Press)! We talk about how Dark Factory combines with to create a new world,...

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Episode 484 – Julie Phillips

Author & biographer joins the show to celebrate her amazing new book, (WW Norton). We get into the tensions of being a mother & having a life...

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Episode 483 – Celia Paul

Painter Celia Paul rejoins the show for the US debut of her new book, (NYRB). We talk about how Celia found herself through corresponding with the late artist...

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Episode 482 – John Crowley

Legendary author John Crowley rejoins the show to celebrate his new novel, (Tor Books), as well as his just-before-the-pandemic collections, and . We get into the career-long...

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Episode 481 – Anneli Furmark

Swedish cartoonist (okay: serietecknare) joins the show to celebrate the publication of her wonderful graphic novel (Drawn & Quarterly, tr. Hanna Strömberg). We get into her evolution...

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Episode 480 – Nicholas Delbanco

Author & MFA teacher rejoins the show to celebrate (Yale University Press). We get into the notion of literary greatness, the immense craft and revision involved in...

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Episode 479 – Sebastian Smee

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic joins the show to talk about his career and the notions of artistic rivalry, influence and love, and how they came together in his...

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Episode 478 – Rebecca Mead

joins the show to celebrate her amazing new memoir, (Knopf)! We talk about the adventure of making a midlife leap — her departure from NYC after 30 years...

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