Host Ken Jones talks with Hannah Lillith Assadi and Achy Obejas,
contributors to the story anthology Take Us To A Better Place, published by
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. You can download a free copy of the
ebook at https://www.rwjf.org/fiction.
Hannah Lillith Assadi...
Rachel Zucker sweeps all the corners in this maximalist project of poems and
prose, navigating love, loss, and personal and political despair. Through
heartbreaking, often comic, genre-non-conforming pieces spanning the past 10
years, she trains her relentless attention ...
Host Ken Jones talks with Julia Stoops, author of the novel Parts Per
Million, from Forest Avenue Press. Julia is a recipient of Oregon Arts
Commission Fellowships for visual arts and literature, and was a resident at
the Ucross Foundation in 2016. She holds dual degrees in...
Host Ken Jones talks with William T. Vollmann, author of the new novel The
Lucky Star, from Viking Press. Vollmann is the author of four collections of
short fiction, a memoir, seven works of non-fiction (including the
seven-volume treatise on violence, Rising Up and Rising...
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On Between the Covers Suzanne LaGrande interviews author, speaker, and
midlife coach Janna Lopez who has just published her first book entitled,
"Me, My Selfie, and Eye: A midlife conversation about lost identity, grief
and seeing who you are."
Ms. Lopez shares an intimat...
“Jacov Reinhardt and his faithful assistant roam South America in a
quixotic search for the essence of melancholy—an enterprise that makes
Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo, their rough contemporary, come off as a
levelheaded pragmatist. To follow Reinhardt, fueled by amounts...
Today on Between the Covers, Suzanne LaGrande interviews award-winning
writer, teacher, and community activist Apricot Irving. She is the author of
Gospel of Trees: A Memoir, a lyrical meditation on ecology, loss and the
tangled history of missions in Haiti, which won the 2...
“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 ...