Dubravka Ugresic, a novelist and essayist Susan Sontag called a "writer to
follow and cherish," has been living in exile in Amsterdam since the Yugoslav
wars of the early 90s. Labeled a traitor and a witch when she vocally
critiqued the rising ethno-nationalism of both ...
Host Ken Jones talks with Tod Davies, author of the new novel Report to
Megalopolis: or The Post-modern Prometheus, published by Exterminating Angel
Tod is the author of Snotty Saves the Day, Lily the Silent, and The
Lizard Princess, the first three books in The His...
Essays to inspire animal-themed creative writing...
Despite all we know about the sentience of animals, society tends to view
and treat nonhuman animals as lesser creatures. And for society to change
its views, writers must change their views. We must look closely at how...
“Moschovakis is in search of a way of presenting a woman’s life that is
not expressed solely through family and bonds with others—that rebuffs
inherited conventions while acknowledging that women are still labouring
their way through the mare’s nest chaotically erected b...
The western novel is an American literary tradition, and our guest
today, John Larison, has written one of the best ones in recent
memory. Whiskey When We’re Dry tells the story of teenaged Jessilyn
Harney, who when her father dies in the spring of 1885, dresses up like ...
"I feel like I can't tell one story about a giant mustard penis because it's
not about a mustard penis only, but about all of these incidents together, in
context, and through time." So begins the title story in Renee Simms's debut
short story collection, Meet Behind Mar...
How to make something vỡ, something broken, something shattered
beautiful? Cách làm cái gì đó vỡ, cái gì đó broken, cái gì
đó vụn tan rạng rỡ?
In Dao Strom’s collection of poetic fragments, You Will Always Be Someone
From Somewhere Else, translated by Ly Thuy Nguyen ...
On today’s show, our guest is Courtenay Hameister, Portland-based author of
the new book Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of
Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things, in conversation with Gigi
Little, editor of City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portl...
One of Granta’s Best Young American novelists, Catherine Lacey, the Whiting
Award-winning author of The Answers, showcases her literary style in short
fiction with Certain American States, a collection of stories about ordinary
people seeking—and failing to find—the extr...