Author interviews with today's best writers — established & up-and-coming — in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Hosted by David Naimon & Tin House in Portland, Oregon. --The Guardian's 10 Best Book Podcasts --Book Riot's 15 Outstanding Podcasts for Book Lovers --the most intense and awesome podcast I've ever been a part of–Gary Shteyngart
Lydia Davis : Our Strangers
Today’s conversation with Lydia Davis about her latest story collection, Our Strangers, a collection of 143 stories, is a deep dive into storytelling. These stories, whether incredibly short or quite long, often eschew backstory, exposition, context, or psychological interiority. Sometimes they even comment on other stories within the collection, or revise themselves, becoming something else entirely. […]
Naomi Klein : Doppelganger
Naomi Klein’s new book, Doppelganger, is a departure for her. One some of her closest friends even cautioned her against. On the one hand, it is what we’ve come to expect from Klein, a brilliant framing, through the coining of new language, of our current political moment. And yet Doppelganger is decidedly more personal, more […]
Tin House Live : Matthew Zapruder on Story of a Poem
You could say that Matthew Zapruder’s Story of a Poem is about the revision of a poem, that it follows the life of one poem, from its first phrase to its final draft, and invites us, in the most mesmerizing way, behind the curtain of the creative process of composition. And you wouldn’t be wrong. […]
Major Jackson : Razzle Dazzle
Poet and host of the The Slowdown podcast Major Jackson joins us to talk about Razzle Dazzle, his collection of new and selected poems that captures two decades in the life of a poet. Last year Major also released a book his selected prose, A Beat Beyond, his meditations on poetry and its relation to […]
JoAnna Novak : Contradiction Days
Five months pregnant, fearful of the future, and creatively blocked, JoAnna Novak becomes obsessed with the life, writings, and paintings of Agnes Martin. She fashions a three-week intensive writing regimen in northern New Mexico, where Martin lived and painted (and where Novak writes this book we discuss today). The structure of this retreat is inspired […]
Jorie Graham : To 2040
Jorie Graham’s first appearance on the show in 2021, to discuss her collection Runaway, is one of the most relistened to episodes in the show’s history, a conversation that, with each revisitation, seems to reveal something new about how to will oneself into presence as an artist and as a human. And it is a […]
The best lit interview podcast bar none
This show is incredible, David’s insightful questions never fail to tease out extraordinary moments from impeccably chosen guests. I’ve listened to several more than twice. If you still need convincing look up George Saunders’ video endorsement of David’s skills. Then tell your friends.
Along with Bookworm, this is the highest quality podcast on lit. David is incredibly good and knowledgeable. And in response to the last reviewer, he ask questions because that’s his job, lol. Keep up the good work.
I happily found this podcast by chance. The interviews are fascinating of course but the breadth of writers interviewed has been useful to widen my own reading.