60 episodes

New York Times bestseller Charlie Lovett talks with writers about their lives, their craft, their business, and their latest work.

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    • 4.9, 17 Ratings

New York Times bestseller Charlie Lovett talks with writers about their lives, their craft, their business, and their latest work.

    Emily St. John Mandel (5/15/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #60

    Emily St. John Mandel (5/15/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #60

    Charlie visits with Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven and the recently published The Glass Hotel about looking back on a book about a global flu pandemic, how novels get started, the art of coincidence, international shipping, Ponzi schemes, and much more.

    • 43 min
    Tom Clavin (5/1/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #59

    Tom Clavin (5/1/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #59

    Charlie talks with NYT bestselling nonfiction author Tom Clavin about his new book Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell. They discuss the enduring mythos (and reality) of the American western frontier as well as how to create nonfiction characters, the influence of Hollywood, and even a little bit about another pillar of American mythology—baseball.

    • 45 min
    Chris Bohjalian (4/15/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #58

    Chris Bohjalian (4/15/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #58

    Charlie and Chris discuss The Red Lotus, a thriller that has taken on unexpected relevance because it deals with a potential pandemic in New York City. They discuss Chris's research (from emergency rooms to Vietnam), how to choose a great title, what sort of books make good films, the role of the publicist in the life of a writer, and much more.

    • 46 min
    Neil Shubin (4/1/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #57

    Neil Shubin (4/1/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #57

    Charlie talks with science writer Neil Shubin about the history of genetic science as revealed in Neil's new book Some Assembly Required. From Darwin to DNA with lots of fascinating stories in between Neil helps us not understand not only where we came from as a species but the stories of the men and women who discovered, and continue to discover, the secrets of our evolutionary journey.

    • 40 min
    Erik Larson (3/15/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #56

    Erik Larson (3/15/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #56

    Charlie talks with the author of The Devil and the White City and Dead Wake about his brilliant new non-fiction book The Splendid and the Vile, which details the first year of Winston Churchill's prime ministry. They discuss not just Churchill, leadership, and the blitz but the similarities between fiction and non-fiction, how Erik picks a topic, how he found new materials on such a frequently researched topic, and how to bring history alive through the eyes of the real people who experienced it.

    • 42 min
    Timothy Reinhardt (3/1/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #55

    Timothy Reinhardt (3/1/2020) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #55

    Charlie talks with novelist and screenwriter Timothy Reinhardt, author of the novel Jesus's Brother James, about writing for the page and for the screen. They discuss putting yourself in a character's shoes, writing humor, the influence of Tim's growing up near a monastery, and Tim's unique way of drafting a novel.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Charlotte author ,

Intelligent author interviews.

Charlie Lovett uses his talent and experience as a writer to ask the kind of questions writers will find helpful and readers will find revealing. From one literary podcast host to another (Charlotte Readers Podcast) I say keep up the good work.

RmsSLP ,

I have enjoyed these interviews!

I am awaiting more. I have added to new authors and books to my To Read list.

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