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Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

    Rachel Kushner: “The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020”

    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.

    • 28 min
    Wayne Koestenbaum: “The Cheerful Scapegoat”

    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.

    • 28 min
    Kazuo Ishiguro: “Klara and the Sun”

    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.

    • 28 min
    A Kazuo Ishiguro Retrospective

    A Kazuo Ishiguro Retrospective

    A retrospective of Kazuo Ishiguro, the 2017 Nobel laureate in literature.

    • 28 min
    Robert Jones, Jr.: “The Prophets”

    Robert Jones, Jr.: “The Prophets”

    The debut novel of Robert Jones, Jr., “The Prophets,” is lyrical prose about the dimensionality and interiority of people.

    • 28 min
    Carol Edgarian: “Vera”

    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.

    • 28 min

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4.3 out of 5
466 Ratings

466 Ratings

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I really like the sensitivity in Silverblatt’s interviewing style and his unabashed love for what he reads.

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Not a fan

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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.

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