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Author interviews with today's best writers — established & up-and-coming — in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Hosted by David Naimon, Tin House & KBOO 90.7 FM, 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

Between The Covers : Conversations with Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry David Naimon, Tin House Books, KBOO 90.7FM

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    • 4.8, 193 Ratings

Author interviews with today's best writers — established & up-and-coming — in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Hosted by David Naimon, Tin House & KBOO 90.7 FM, 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

    Philip Metres : Shrapnel Maps

    Philip Metres : Shrapnel Maps

    “Shrapnel Maps is so beautiful. Half dream, half nightmare, all real. Filled with the remnants of what people hope for and what they are willing to do, and everything that remains afterwards. It’s a confrontation to identity and it dares to conjugate love as a defiance to the capacity of violence. Extraordinary. . . . […]

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Tin House Live : Craft Talk : Lidia Yuknavitch on “Writing from the Deep Cut”

    Tin House Live : Craft Talk : Lidia Yuknavitch on “Writing from the Deep Cut”

    Lidia Yuknavitch gave this craft talk, “Writing from the Deep Cut,” at the 2018 Tin House Writers Workshop. As Lidia says: “We are (always) living in tumultuous times. The despair and trauma fracture our life narratives daily, culturally and personally. And yet we endure, make love, make art, we keep creating. There is so much […]

    • 35 min
    N.K. Jemisin : The City We Became

    N.K. Jemisin : The City We Became

    “The City We Became is a wonderfully inventive love letter to New York City that spans the multiverse. A big middle finger to Lovecraft with a lot of heart, creativity, smarts and humor. A timely and audacious allegorical tale for our times. This book is all these things and more.” —Rebecca Roanhorse “The most important […]

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Nikky Finney : Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry

    Nikky Finney : Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry

    “Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a 21st-century paean to the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black American life.” —Lit Hub “Her poems elide the generational and the personal with ample music. They are, therefore, more than taut with vital details; they are alive with nuance and contrast, where doom […]

    • 2 hr 20 min
    Tin House Live : Craft Talk : Rebecca Makkai on The Ear of the Story

    Tin House Live : Craft Talk : Rebecca Makkai on The Ear of the Story

    Given at the 2019 Tin House Summer Workshop, Rebecca Makkai’s craft talk “You Talkin’ to Me?: The ‘Ear’ of the Story” looks at an important but underappreciated aspect of story craft, the flip side of point of view, the point of telling.  In her words, “Who is the story’s implied listener? Are you casting your […]

    • 54 min
    Fernanda Melchor : Hurricane Season

    Fernanda Melchor : Hurricane Season

    “Fernanda Melchor is part of a wave of real writing, a multi-tongue, variform, generationless, decadeless, ageless wave, that American contemporary literature must ignore if it is to hold on to its infantile worldview.” —Jesse Ball Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, Hurricane Season is the English-language debut of one of the most thrilling and accomplished […]

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

Sra. O ,

Insightful!

Just listened to the episode with Jenny Offil about Weather... wow! Great job! Illuminating conversation, it was hard at times to connect with an unhinged narrator!

steph1927 ,

Very meaningful discussions

Insightful and eye opening, even if you haven’t read the work they are discussing. David thinks critically and is remarkably well-researched: carefully composing his questions and directing the conversation. Truly the best podcast to which I’ve had the pleasure of listening.

AnthonyCMoore ,

Thanks David!

Really love the show and your preparation for your guests. The interviews are in-depth and provide really insightful tips for nonfiction writers.

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