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Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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    • 4.3 • 498 Ratings

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

    Richard Powers: “Bewilderment”

    Richard Powers: “Bewilderment”

    Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Richard Powers discusses his new novel, “Bewilderment,” which has been longlisted for the Booker Prize and National Book Award.

    • 28 min
    Dennis Cooper: “I Wished”

    Dennis Cooper: “I Wished”

    Santa Claus, James Turrell, “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” John Wayne Gacy, and, most of all, George Miles: these are parts of Dennis Cooper‘s discussion of his new book, “I Wished.”

    • 28 min
    Honoree Fanonne Jeffers: “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois” (Part 2)

    Honoree Fanonne Jeffers: “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois” (Part 2)

    Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses writing about the full range of a community, its sexuality and gender, in her first fiction novel, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.”

    • 28 min
    Honoree Fanonne Jeffers: “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois” (Part 1)

    Honoree Fanonne Jeffers: “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois” (Part 1)

    Master poet Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses her fiction debut, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.”

    • 28 min
    Alice McDermott: “What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction”

    Alice McDermott: “What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction”

    Alice McDermott discusses the madness in fiction and her new book, “What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction.”

    • 28 min
    Richard Powers: The Overstory

    Richard Powers: The Overstory

    About the interdependence between humans and trees, Richard Powers found a place for the non-human in literary fiction with his new book, The Overstory .

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
498 Ratings

498 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Michael, host of the Bookworm podcast, highlights all aspects of provocative literature 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!

trillionshelper ,

HOST SHOULD LET GUESTS SPEAK

Interesting guests but why does host not let them speak???

kernorth ,

Fabulous Interviewer

I was spurred to leave a review because I really cannot stand when listeners leave a poor review to complain about the interviewer’s voice. Silverblatt is an incredible, conscientious interviewer. If you don’t like his voice, don’t leave a one star review just to say so. He can’t change it!

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