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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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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

    E. J. Koh : The Magical Language of Others

    E. J. Koh : The Magical Language of Others

    “In The Magical Language of Others, E. J. Koh writes of the boundary between anonymity and naming, between absence and abandonment, between cruelty and safety for four generations of mothers and daughters, each speaking with an occupied heart and crossing narrative borders between Korea, Japan, and America. As a reader, you give yourself over to her […]

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Karthika Naïr : Until the Lions : Echoes from the Mahabharata

    Karthika Naïr : Until the Lions : Echoes from the Mahabharata

    “In this retelling of the Mahabharata from the point of view of its hitherto minor female characters, Karthika Naïr uncovers a seminal feminist text. Until the Lions makes dazzling use of concrete verse and surreptitious rhyme to tell a story you think you know. By poem’s end you understand, with gratitude, that you know nothing […]

    • 1 hr 52 min
    CAConrad : Resurrect Extinct Vibration

    CAConrad : Resurrect Extinct Vibration

    “CAConrad always argues (from the inside of their poems) for a poetry of radical inclusivity while keeping a very queer shoulder to the wheel. Their kind of queerness strikes me as nonpolarizing, not intentionally but because of the fullness of their exposition, a kind of gigantism that seems to me to be most deeply informed […]

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Daniel José Older : The Book of Lost Saints

    Daniel José Older : The Book of Lost Saints

    “Older’s spellbinding novel is a fever dream full of magic and loss, wickedness and grace, faith and love, spirit and power.” —Marlon James;  “A lyrical, beautiful, devastating, literally haunting journey of assimilation, resistance, and family. Older just gets better and better.” —N.K. Jemisin

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Jake Skeets : Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers

    Jake Skeets : Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers

    “Jake Skeets takes us to ‘The Indian Capital of the World,’ a landscape of erosion and erasure, where ‘boys only hold boys / like bottles’ and eros is a dangerous thing. In the brush and horseweed, ghosts and trains and abandoned trailers, a young Diné attempts to answer all the question marks of adolescence and […]

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Tin House Live : ‘Writing Towards Joy’ Panel : Kelly Link, Garth Greenwell, Justin Torres

    Tin House Live : ‘Writing Towards Joy’ Panel : Kelly Link, Garth Greenwell, Justin Torres

    Recorded on the final day of the 2019 Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, the panel “On Writing Towards Joy” ended the week on a high note.  Moderated by Tin House Assistant Books Editor Elizabeth DeMeo, panelists Kelly Link, Garth Greenwell, and Justin Torres unpack a rarely discussed topic. How does one create joy on the […]

    • 36 min

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Mindspray ,

Reading Rainbows

Great chats with authors I’ve mostly never heard of. Still a worthy time passer.

Daveiii ,

Great Conversations

Between the Covers might be my favorite podcast to fall asleep to. That sounds like a backhanded compliment, but I mean it as anything but. David Naimon has insightful, deeply felt questions and invites his guests to answer with equally rich, personal responses. There’s something so comforting about these interviews that makes them perfect bubbles to drift off towards

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The most intelligent podcast available

I am so glad I found Between The Covers. This is honestly the most intelligent conversations and interviews I have ever been privy to. Thank you so much.

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