In my conversation with Alexander Chee from the Miami Book Fair, we talked about how his determination has helped him, how he works with his students and what he learned as a student, and more.
Books and Authors is a series of intelligent, candid conversations with authors of novels, essays, history, and short stories.
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Listen in as Danielle Lazarin talks about her fabulous debut short story collection, BACK TALK. She discusses how she found her agent, why short stories, and why she’s glad she didn’t rush into publishing her work.
Victoria Patterson's latest novel, THE LITTLE BROTHER, investigates a rape case -- based on California's Haidl case -- that looks at class, privilege, wealth, and how they affect our justice system. The story also shines a light on the rape culture that underlies it all. In light of the recent Stanford rape case, this discussion is extremely timely.
In this third installment in a series of conversations with book professionals who are not authors, we talk with literary agent Julie Barer. She specializes in fiction, and her clients have won the Orange Prize, the Kirkus Prize, the PEN/Hemingway, and more.
In a lively, funny discussion that was recorded live at Book Culture in Manhattan, Eileen Myles discusses her new volume of collected poems, I Must Be Living Twice and her re-released novel, Chelsea Girls.
In this second installment in a series of conversations with book professionals who are not authors, we talk with literary publicist Lauren Cerand. She helps writers get the word out about their work via events, social media, publications, and more.
In this first installment in a series of conversations with book professionals who are not authors, we talk to Bethanne Patrick, a critic and book reviewer. She has a long and rich track record in many areas of the book world.
After being abducted and held captive as a young woman, Reeve LeClair is now in college, healing, and getting her life back. Until the news that her kidnapper has escaped from the mental hospital where he's been held turns her life upside down. That's where the literary thriller What Doesn't Kill Her opens. Here, I discuss the gripping novel with author Carla Norton.
In The Green Road, the four adult children of Rosaleen Madigan come home for one last visit before she sells the family home in County Clare, in the west of Ireland. The novel weaves together the strands of love, misunderstanding, simmering resentment, and all the other complications brought out by family.
When Mills Chevern, a young vagabond with a questionable history, rolls into the small and isolated Long Island town of Orient, some of the locals are suspicious. Others take a liking to him. Then the neighborhood handyman turns up dead and an unidentifiable beast washes up on the beach. Christopher Bollen’s new novel, Orient, explores these mysteries.
Fern Mallis created New York Fashion Week as we know it. Her latest project is a series of on-stage interviews with top fashion designers, photographers, editors, and others essential to the fashion world. She collected them in a beautiful new book called FASHION LIVES, which we discuss here.
Authors John C. Hampsey and Richard Hoffman talk about their works, KAUFMAN'S HILL and LOVE AND FURY, respectively. Both are memoirs of their boyhoods. Recorded live at McNally Jackson Books in New York City.