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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 in 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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 325 Ratings

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

    Sawako Nakayasu : Pink Waves

    Sawako Nakayasu : Pink Waves

    Of Sawako Nakayasu’s many literary endeavors—poetry, translation, performance art—it is hard to know where one begins and another ends. They each seem to not only be talking to each other but Sawako’s work also blurs the boundaries between them, nesting each within the next in a way that illuminates something about all three. Her latest […]

    • 2 hr 47 min
    Ama Codjoe : Bluest Nude

    Ama Codjoe : Bluest Nude

    “On Seeing and Being Seen” is the title of an Ama Codjoe poem but it could just as easily be a description of her debut collection Bluest Nude as a whole. Bluest Nude is a book that engages with ways of seeing, and its poems often engage with visual art—poems that look at art forms made […]

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Crafting with Ursula : Gabrielle Bellot on The Power of Names & Naming

    Crafting with Ursula : Gabrielle Bellot on The Power of Names & Naming

    Writer and editor Gabrielle Bellot joins Crafting with Ursula to discuss the power of names and naming across Le Guin’s work. From the very beginning, with Ged in Earthsea, a boy-wizard who is named in three very different ways, names have contained both power and an elusive mysterious quality for Le Guin. The ways names […]

    • 2 hr 35 min
    Hélène Cixous : Well-Kept Ruins

    Hélène Cixous : Well-Kept Ruins

    Today’s guest is poet, novelist, playwright, feminist theorist, literary critic, and philosopher Hélène Cixous. Perhaps best known for her iconic 1976 essay “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Cixous thought for much of her writing life that she would never write about her birthplace and childhood in Algeria, that she would never write about her mother, […]

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Billy-Ray Belcourt : A Minor Chorus

    Billy-Ray Belcourt : A Minor Chorus

    Poet Billy-Ray Belcourt has already transformed the memoir form, remaking it—strange, fresh, and new, in A History of My Brief Body. He does something similarly unexpected with his first novel, A Minor Chorus. Deeply aware of the history of the novel, of the sociopolitical forces that shaped what we consider a novel today, a form whose […]

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Crafting with Ursula : Maria Dahvana Headley on Feminist Translation & Classical Retellings

    Crafting with Ursula : Maria Dahvana Headley on Feminist Translation & Classical Retellings

    One of Le Guin’s lesser known but lifelong practices was that of a translator. Her translations of the first Latin American Nobel Prize Laureate in literature (and the only Latin American woman to receive the award), Gabriela Mistral, were the first truly substantive presentations of her work in both English and Spanish. She’s translated other […]

    • 2 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
325 Ratings

325 Ratings

Michelle Cohrene ,

Such deep and generative interviews!!

So grateful I stumbled on this in a twitter post. It lights up my love for art and lengthens my to-read list with an urgency.

Sarah Matsui ,

Incredible, in-depth conversations on craft

Between the Covers is to me what Car Talk was to my father: the radio show that has earned our quiet devotion through its deep craft knowledge, curiosity, and the fun it adds to our lives. In one episode, host David Naimon described his preparation work as an attempt to 'center someone in the universe of their interests,' and this captured in part the magic of the show for me as a listener. Each episode feels like a deep dive and a sort of real-time longform essay co-written by Naimon and many of my favorite contemporary authors--it's magic. Tin House and Between the Covers are absolute gifts.

Han VanderHart ,

A favorite literary podcast!

Truly a gold standard in podcasting, David Naimon is a consummate host (does not! interrupt! guests!), and listening regularly to Between the Covers is an entire education in itself. Do listen and support this podcast’s Patreon!

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