Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
Rachel Kushner: “The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020”
Rachel Kushner’s “The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020” is a career-spanning collection of nineteen essays.
Wayne Koestenbaum: “The Cheerful Scapegoat”
Wayne Koestenbaum’s first book of short fiction, “The Cheerful Scapegoat,” is a spectacularly odd and original collection of whimsical, surreal, baroque, ribald, and heartbreaking fables.
Kazuo Ishiguro: “Klara and the Sun”
Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara and the Sun” is a novel focused on a small group of people in a robot future.
A Kazuo Ishiguro Retrospective
A retrospective of Kazuo Ishiguro, the 2017 Nobel laureate in literature.
Robert Jones, Jr.: “The Prophets”
The debut novel of Robert Jones, Jr., “The Prophets,” is lyrical prose about the dimensionality and interiority of people.
Carol Edgarian: “Vera”
Carol Edgarian’s “Vera” is the story of a strong, capable, and independent girl whose voice is the voice of the book.
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I really like the sensitivity in Silverblatt’s interviewing style and his unabashed love for what he reads.
Not a fan
I guess I am in the minority here, but I can’t stand Michael Silverblatt’s voice. I honestly have no idea what was discussed in the episode I listened to because I was so distracted by the way he speaks. I will not be tuning in again.
Michael Silverblat is wonderful and I have discovered so many books because of his show. I love that he only reviews books that he likes and is so enthusiastic about them.