Rick Kleffel:The Agony Column Interviews, Book Reviews, News and Commentary.
2124: A 2022 Interview with Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan discusses The Candy House.
2123: A 2022 Interview with Angela Slatter and Kathleen Jennings
Angela Slatter and Kathleen Jennings discuss Flight.
2122: A 2022 Interview with Alexander Weinstein
Alexander Weinstein discusses After Yang, Kogonada's film adaptation of his short story Saying Goodbye to Yang from the collection Children of the New World.
2121: A 2022 Interview with Mike Meginnis
Mike Meginnis discusses his novel Drowning Practice.
2120: A 2022 Interview with Lisa Lutz
Lisa Lutz discusses her new mystery novel, the Accomplice.
2119: A 2022 Interview with Amanda Ellison
Amanda Ellison discusses Splitting: The inside story on headaches.
Unique, yet top quality literary interviews. Top notch
Rick Kleiffel is a unique interviewing voice in the current literary landscape. He understands and explores genre and literary fiction in a single sweep, yet disparages neither. He's a great interviewer and manages to be both insightful without resorting to snobbery. I look forward to every episode. As a listener and fiction writer, it makes me glad to see there is good coverage coming from this show!
I like it, but...
I can't stand the opening and closing tags and the context-free quotes offered as a podcast descrioption are frustrating as hell, but the content is very good. Rick gets a wide variety of writers to talk about their craft in an engaging and often entertaining way. Skip the first 25 seconds and you'll get a fine conversation. Well worth the download.
The Agony is Anything But
Rick Kleffel's interview with William Gibson is far and away the best of all the "Spook Country" related podcasts out there right now. Really brilliant stuff.