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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 • 262 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

    Anakana Schofield : Bina

    Anakana Schofield : Bina

    Today’s guest, Irish Canadian writer Anakana Schofield, joins us to talk about her latest novel, Bina, winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year. Bina was also shortlisted for the 2020 Goldsmith Prize, awarded to fiction that pushes the boundaries of form (in the spirit of  Walter Benjamin who said “All great works of […]

    • 2 hr 30 min
    Doireann Ní Ghríofa : A Ghost in the Throat & To Star the Dark

    Doireann Ní Ghríofa : A Ghost in the Throat & To Star the Dark

    Irish poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa joins us to talk about her latest poetry collection, To Star the Dark, and her prose debut, A Ghost in the Throat, a debut that has captured the imaginations (and all the awards) in Ireland and the UK and is just out now in North America. A Ghost in the […]

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Abdellah Taïa : A Country For Dying

    Abdellah Taïa : A Country For Dying

    Today’s guest, Moroccan writer and filmmaker Abdellah Taïa discusses his most recent novel A Country For Dying translated by Emma Ramadan and winner of the 2021 PEN Translation Award. We talk about voice in relation to self, story in relation to truth, writing in one’s second language, particularly a language imposed by colonization, about making that […]

    • 2 hr 17 min
    Elissa Washuta : White Magic

    Elissa Washuta : White Magic

    Today’s episode of Between the Covers is with writer Elissa Washuta about White Magic, her new memoir in essays just out from Tin House. Elissa Washuta’s body of work, and White Magic is no exception, is deeply engaged with form, particularly in relationship to the telling of our own true stories. How do we find […]

    • 2 hr 20 min
    Rikki Ducornet : Trafik

    Rikki Ducornet : Trafik

    Writer, poet, and painter Rikki Ducornet returns to Between the Covers to discuss her latest novel Trafik which is her first foray into science fiction. Ducornet’s body of work—surrealist, alchemical, gnostic, metamorphic—is sparked by the wonder and mystery of dreams, as well as by the shared company of the non-human other, the eels and butterflies […]

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Jorie Graham : Runaway

    Jorie Graham : Runaway

    Today’s guest is poet Jorie Graham. We speak about her fifteenth book of poetry, Runaway. This latest book, along with the three that precede it—Sea Change, Place, and Fast—confronts our accelerating trajectory toward climate disaster. But as Lidija Haas says for Harper’s Magazine, Graham “in her poems remakes a world you can inhabit, one in […]

    • 2 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
262 Ratings

262 Ratings

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Great show!

David, host of the Between the Covers podcast, highlights all aspects of writing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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Long form

The long form allows for deeper conversations. The questions are well informed holding thoughtful twists going beyond the standard banter

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The best of the best

You just can’t get better than this. Reliably excellent episodes to sink into...

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