“Novelists don’t need to dream the end of the world anymore—they need
to wake up to it. Jenny Offill is one of today’s few essential voices,
because she writes about essential things, in sentences so clipped and
glittering it’s as if they are all cut from one diamond.”–J...
"A superb evocation of a specific time and place—Berlin, 10 June
1927—that captures the intellectual ferment, the descent into decadence,
and rise of Nazism during the Weimar Republic. With historically precise
detailing and grimly gorgeous imagery, Lance Olsen portrays ...
Suzanne LaGrande interviews filmmaker, community activist and writer Lani Jo
Leigh about her recently published memoir, Unfit: The Tale of One Pregnant
Teen in the Bible Belt Before Women Had Choice. In the interview Lani Jo
talks about what it was like to be get pregnant a...
“Garth Greenwell, whose first book is a masterpiece, amazingly has written
a second book that is also a masterpiece. The great enterprise that Joyce and
Lawrence began—to write with utter literal candor about sex, grounding
one’s moral life and philosophical insight in w...
“In the Dream House…confronts the issues of credibility, self-doubt, and
disbelief that all too frequently arise when survivors of domestic abuse
speak out. But the work also stands as an intervention explicitly aimed at
the silences, erasures, and lacunae of the culture...
On today’s show, our guest is Ramiza Shamoun Koya, author of the new novel
The Royal Abduls, from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press, in conversation with
Joanna Rose, Portland-based writer and teacher, and author of the
award-winning novel Little Miss Strange.
Host Ken Jones talks with Don Merrill, author of the book Pledge: The Public
Radio Fund Drive. Don’s a career journalist, writer, and broadcaster.
He’s been a producer and reporter for civilian and Armed Forces
Broadcasting, worked for the Cincinnati Enquirer, and was a pub...
“In The Magical Language of Others, E.J. Koh writes of the boundary
between anonymity and naming, between absence and abandonment, between
cruelty and safety for four generations of mothers and daughters, each
speaking with an occupied heart and crossing narrative border...
In Until the Lions, Karthika Naïr retells the Mahabharata through the
embodied voices of women and marginal characters, so often conquered and
destroyed throughout history. She captures the richness and complexity of the
Mahabharata, while illuminating lives buried benea...