Host Ken Jones talks with Leland de la Durantaye, author of the new novel
Hannah Versus the Tree from McSweeney’s Press.
Leland is a critic, translator, and professor of comparative literature at
the Claremont Colleges. His journalism and criticism have appeared in The New ...
In luminous, vivid, searingly honest prose, the stories in White Dancing
Elephants center on the experiences of diverse women of color—cunning,
bold, and resolute—facing sexual harassment and racial violence, as well as
the violence women inflict upon each other. Combini...
WHEREAS confronts the coercive language of the United States government in
its responses, treaties, and apologies to Native American peoples and tribes,
and reflects that language in its officiousness and duplicity back on its
perpetrators. Through a virtuosic array of s...
On today’s show, our guest is Edward Lee, author of the book Buttermilk
Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine, in
conversation with Liz Crain, author of Food Lover’s Guide to Portland.
In Buttermilk Graffiti, Edward reports back from two y...
The Collected Stories of Diane Williams brings together over three hundred
new and previously published short fictions—distilled works of
“unsettling brilliance” (Vanity Fair) that have rewritten the rules of
the American short story.
“Diane Williams has spent her long...
Bethany Grabow welcomes author Whitney Gardner to the KBOO studio to talk
about her new graphic novel FAKE BLOOD.
A middle schooler comes head-to-head with his vampire slayer crush in this
laugh-out-loud funny graphic novel that’s a perfect coming-of-age story for
Grieving and guilt-ridden, Phoebe is increasingly drawn into a religious
group—a secretive extremist cult—founded by a charismatic former student,
John Leal. He has an enigmatic past that involves North Korea and Phoebe’s
Korean American family. Meanwhile, Will struggles...
Host Ken Jones talks with Stevan Allred, author of the new novel The
Alehouse at the End of the World, published by Portland’s Forest Avenue
Stevan’s previous book – the 2013 linked short-story collection A
Simplified Map of the Real World: The Renata Stories – was...
Stuart Perrin is an American spiritual master of Kundalini Yoga, and has
been teaching meditation across the world for the past 45 years. He draws
from his experiences in his newest novel, Light in Jerusalem: A Memoir. Set
in 2006, in a time of war in the Middle East, hi...
Tommy Pico's “Junk is a true American odyssey, complete with a reluctant
hero who defies all odds to survive. Repulsed by the trashiness of empire,
the violence of occupation, this book nonetheless searches in earnest for
real tenderness, a romance that isn’t corny. . . ...