25 episodes

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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    • 4.4, 394 Ratings

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

    Scott Spencer: “An Ocean Without a Shore”

    Scott Spencer: “An Ocean Without a Shore”

    Scott Spencer’s new novel, “ An Ocean Without a Shore,”  is about a life seeped in unfulfilled desires.

    • 28 min
    Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half

    Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half

    Brit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, The Vanishing Half.

    • 28 min
    Horacio Castellanos Moya: Senselessness

    Horacio Castellanos Moya: Senselessness

    The co-producer of Bookworm, Shawn Michael Sullivan, was able to rebroadcast one of his favorite shows, between Michael Silverblatt and Horacio Castellanos Moya, regarding  Senselessness .

    • 28 min
    Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way

    Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way

    Fowzia Karimi speaks about the art of the novel, and designing Above Us the Milky Way.

    • 28 min
    Mark Z. Danielewski: The Little Blue Kite

    Mark Z. Danielewski: The Little Blue Kite

    Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Little Blue Kite is a generous and big-hearted children’s book about creating a spacious mind, with room for others.

    • 28 min
    Edited by André Naffis-Sahely The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature

    Edited by André Naffis-Sahely The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature

    Anthologist André Naffis-Sahely says he provided a historical perspective to The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
394 Ratings

394 Ratings

MOREPB ,

Spectacular Sontag

Such a great episode and engaging conversation with Susan Sontag’s biographer. It came as no surprise to learn how very fond 🥰 Susan was of Michael Silverblatt. I am too!! I’m a dear future friend Michael has yet to meet. LOL. Thank you for sharing your gifts, knowledge and insights, Michael. I’m mad about you, and Brad Listi and his Otherppl podcast— you’re my literary podcaster crushes. 💖📚

cookie11ru ,

The incomparable Silverblatt

I wonder if he had that voice as a child?

Daveiii ,

One of my favorite podcasts

Michael Silverblatt is a gift to all bookworms. He loves to read and talk about his experience reading, feeling, and thinking about books. His questions aren’t so much questions as rolling, rambling invitations for conversation with guests. Plus that voice. Oh that voice.

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