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    Episode 682 — Darien Gee

    Episode 682 — Darien Gee

    Darien Gee is the guest. She has two books out this year. The first is called Other Small Histories, a poetry collection available from Poetry Society of America. And the second is a collection of micro-essays called Allegiance, available from Legacy Isle Publishing.
    Gee is the author of five novels published by Penguin Random House that have been translated into eleven languages. She won the 2019 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship award for Other Small Histories. She lives with her family on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 681 — Kasey Thornton

    Episode 681 — Kasey Thornton

    Kasey Thornton is the guest. Her debut novel-in-stories, Lord the One You Love is Sick, is available now from Ig Publishing. It is the official November pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.
    Thornton attended both the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and North Carolina State University for her MFA in Fiction. She lives with fellow author Kevin Kauffmann in Durham County, North Carolina, where members of her family have resided for over two hundred years. Her creative work has been featured in the Masters Review, TJ Eckleberg Review, tinyjournal, Colonnades Literary & Art Journal, and Apeiron Review.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 680 — Andrew Weatherhead

    Episode 680 — Andrew Weatherhead

    Andrew Weatherhead is the guest. His latest book, $50,000, is available from Publishing Genius.
    Weatherhead is a writer and artist from Chicago, Illinois. His other books include the poetry collections TODD and Cats and Dogs -- and a chapbook, The Kids I Teach, with Mallory Whitten. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 679 — Sebastian Castillo

    Episode 679 — Sebastian Castillo

    Sebastian Castillo is the guest. His new book, Not I, is available from Word West Press.
    Castillo is the author of 49 Venezuelan Novels (Bottlecap Press). You can find his writing in Hobart, Peach Mag, X-R-A-Y, and elsewhere. He lives in New York, where he teaches writing. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 678 — Jared Yates Sexton

    Episode 678 — Jared Yates Sexton

    Jared Yates Sexton is the guest. His new book, American Rule, is available from Dutton.
    This is Jared's second time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 478 on August 23, 2017.
    Sexton is the author of The Man They Wanted Me to Be and The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore. His political writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The New Republic, Politico, and Salon.com. Sexton is also the author of three collections of fiction and is an associate professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University.
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode 677 — Anne Helen Petersen

    Episode 677 — Anne Helen Petersen

    Anne Helen Petersen is the guest. Her new book, Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, is available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It is the official October pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.
    A former senior culture writer for BuzzFeed, Petersen now writes her newsletter, Culture Study, as a full-time venture on Substack. She received her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on the history of celebrity gossip. Her previous books, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud and Scandals of Classic Hollywood, were featured in NPR, Elle, and the Atlantic. She lives in Missoula, Montana. 
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    • 1 hr 17 min

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