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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 • 270 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

    Douglas Kearney : Sho

    Douglas Kearney : Sho

    Today’s episode with poet Douglas Kearney is about his latest book of poetry, Sho, and the poetry-performance album (with Haitian sound artist Val Jeanty) Fodder. Throughout Kearney’s career he has engaged with the tension between the stage and the page, the eye and the ear, the word and the body, all as a means to […]

    • 2 hr 43 min
    Arthur Sze : The Glass Constellation : New & Collected Poems

    Arthur Sze : The Glass Constellation : New & Collected Poems

    Arthur Sze, winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry for Sight Lines, joins David Naimon to discuss his latest book, The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems. Together they step back to take in a half century of Arthur’s work, not only how it has changed and why, tracking the growth of a […]

    • 2 hr 19 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
270 Ratings

270 Ratings

kushkaOR ,

Astonishing and brilliant

This is the food I need as an interdisciplinary musician. Thank you!

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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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