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Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.


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28:28 | May 30th, 2019

The Parade,  by Dave Eggers, is a book of creeping dread, where every worst thing is possible, and rational reason leads one to expect that the worst is not over.
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0:00 | Aug 24th, 2017

In her novel New People, Danzy Senna relishes kicking political correctness to the curb. She believes that irony and humor are more effective than earnestness when writing about race and gender
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Michael Silverblatt never ceases to turn me on to a book thru thoughtful interviews and keen insights. this episode features Danzy Senna's "...Show More

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0:00 | Aug 10th, 2017

This show features a dramatic and emotional reading by writer/actor Wallace Shawn of an excerpt from Night Thoughts, his book-length essay.
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this conversation and reading exhibit a compassion and perspective in rate supply

28:28 | Jul 2nd

Scott Spencer’s new novel, “ An Ocean Without a Shore,”  is about a life seeped in unfulfilled desires.

28:27 | Jun 25th

Brit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, The Vanishing Half.
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