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Author interviews and literary news w/ host Jason Jefferies. Presented by Quail Ridge Books.

Bookin‪'‬ Bookin' w/ Jason Jefferies

    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 7 Ratings

Author interviews and literary news w/ host Jason Jefferies. Presented by Quail Ridge Books.

    132--Bookin' w/ Jim Shepard

    132--Bookin' w/ Jim Shepard

    This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by PEN New England and Story Prize-winning author Jim Shepard, who discusses his newest book Phase Six, which is published by our friends at Alfred A. Knopf.  Topics of discussion include pandemic novels, environmental catastrophes, why we don't listen to scientists, John Snow, and much more.  Copies of Phase Six can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING for members of Readers Club+.

    • 27 min
    131--Bookin' w/ Ian Manuel

    131--Bookin' w/ Ian Manuel

    This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Ian Manuel, author of My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption, which is published by our friends at Pantheon Books.  Topics of discussion include Just Mercy, the criminal justice system, solitary confinement, forgiveness, the redemptive power of poetry, how Maya Angelou is like Eminem, whether children should be sentenced to life in prison, and much more.  Signed copies of My Time Will Come can be ordered here (while supplies last).

    • 25 min
    130--Bookin' w/ Avni Doshi

    130--Bookin' w/ Avni Doshi

    This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Booker Prize nominee Avni Doshi, who discusses her novel Burnt Sugar, which is published by our friends at The Overlook Press.  Topics of discussion include great first lines, memory loss, thriftiness, what makes a person who they are, when televisions conspire against us, and much more.  Copies of Burnt Sugar can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING for members of Readers Club+.    

    • 28 min
    129--Bookin' w/ Kate Messner

    129--Bookin' w/ Kate Messner

    This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Kate Messner, author of Sloth Wasn't Sleepy, which is published by our friends at Sounds True.  Topics of discussion include school visits in the COVID-era, why there are so many children books about sleeping, sloths, anxiety, meditation, adult response to children's books, and much more!  Copies of Sloth Wasn't Sleepy are available here with FREE SHIPPING.  

    • 30 min
    128--Bookin' w/ Salamishah Tillet

    128--Bookin' w/ Salamishah Tillet

    This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Salamishah Tillet, author of In Search of the Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece, which is published by our friends at Abrams Press.  Topics of conversation include Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 (and who should have won it before in the preceding years), Boonville, California, how perceptions of our favorite books change over time, whether or not you should meet your heroes, and much more.  Copies of In Search of the Color Purple can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.

    • 31 min
    127--Bookin' w/Clover Hope

    127--Bookin' w/Clover Hope

    This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Clover Hope, author of The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop, which is published by our friends at Abrams Image.  Topics of conversation include whether labeling someone a "female rapper" is problematic, Yo MTV Raps, Debbie Harry, how Yo-Yo is like Alice Walker, Salt-N-Pepa vs. DJ Spinderella II, the sophomore slump, Nicki Minaj, Little Simz, and much more.  Copies of The Motherlode can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.

    • 36 min

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ccarlson83 ,

Can you mute the background noise?

Just listened to my first episode and while I loved the content I found the background noise very distracting. Surely someone could figure out how to record this without the noise???

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