On today's episode, we speak with Omar El Akkad about his novel What Strange
Paradise, recently released in paperback. Called “an instant classic” by
the New York Times, What Strange Paradise is the searing story about one
boy’s perilous journey toward safety in a desperate...
Fans of beloved writer, Dear Sugar columnist, and writing teacher Steve
Almond rejoice as we talk to the author about his first novel All the Secrets
of the World.
Sara Lippman of the Chicago Review of Books says: "All the Secrets of the
World is a masterful, nervy, comple...
On today's episode, our guest is Julia Glass, author of the new novel Vigil
Harbor from Pantheon.
Vigil Harbor is a rich, complex delve into the lives of one community in the
near future wrestling with climate disaster, pandemics, domestic terrorism,
and family dissolution...
On today's episode, our guest is Sara A. Mueller, author of the new novel The
Bone Orchard from Tor Books.
The Bone Orchard is speculative fiction about a world of politics and
murder in a meticulously created world of intrigue and brutality. According
to Buzzfeed magazine...
On today's episode, our guest is Rebecca Brown, author of the new cycle of
essays You Tell the Stories You Need to Believe from Chatwin Books. In the
new book, Brown explores life's biggest questions: time, memory, love, and
how we endure.
Brown is the author of ten books ...
On today's episode, our guest is Willy
Vlautin, Portland-based novelist and founding member of Richmond Fontaine
and The Delines. We talk about hope, gentrification, trauma, and how songs
become novels, as with his latest book -- The Night Always Comes.
In the words of Ri...
How do brief encounters with strangers change us?
In this episode of Disobedient Femmes, Suzanne LaGrande speak with
essayist, teacher, and editor Colleen Kinder who has just published Letter to
a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us.
In the interview, Ms. Kinde...
Fiction writer and memoirist Elizabeth McCracken joins us to discuss her
latest short story collection, The Souvenir Museum (which is long-listed for
the National Book Award in fiction), as well as her novels and
thoughts about good writing.
Whether writing nonfiction abou...
"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy." -- Martin Luther King
On today's episode, we welcome Marc Bookman, author of the new book A
Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays from T...