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Novel Gazing is a biweekly podcast dedicated to news, recommendations, and general goings-on from the world of literary fiction.

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Novel Gazing is a biweekly podcast dedicated to news, recommendations, and general goings-on from the world of literary fiction.

    E3: How to Read Literary Fiction that Doesn't Want You to Read It

    E3: How to Read Literary Fiction that Doesn't Want You to Read It

    Mary Kay and Louise talk about important literary things like, how to read books that are very difficult to get through. What’s going on in the literary world right now? And, what are you reading?

    • 45 min
    E2: Translated / To Be Translated Literary Fiction

    E2: Translated / To Be Translated Literary Fiction

    Mary Kay and Louise talk about important literary things like, what titles should be translated? What are some of our favorite literary fiction in translation? What’s going on in the literary world right now? And, what are you reading?

    • 38 min
    E1: Is Harry Potter Literary Fiction?

    E1: Is Harry Potter Literary Fiction?

    Mary Kay and Louise talk about important literary things like, is Harry Potter literary fiction? What’s going on in the literary world right now? And, what are you reading?

    • 36 min
    Defining Art In Two Minutes

    Defining Art In Two Minutes

    In this introduction to Novel Gazing, hosts Mary Kay and Louise discuss how to define literary fiction and offer up some bookish confessions.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

amanda.pett ,

Like listening to friends

I’m really enjoying this podcast! I wasn’t sure at first, but Mary Kay and Louise bring up such engaging topics and a variety of books, it’s great! Listening to them is like listening to fellow book nerd friends, I wish I could be part of the conversations and debates. I appreciate that they discuss classics, contemporary classics, and new literary fiction. They are very intentional about highlighting diverse voices and I appreciate that the ‘what is literary fiction’ discussion rejects the stereotype that it must be middle aged white male authors writing about nuclear families. I look forward to listening to every episode!

Justin Isaiah ,

Has opened my eyes!

These are the type of conversations I wish I heard more of! These two make the love for LitFic feel fun and artful! I love the discussion of culture behind the books and authors they discuss

Dddddiiiisssapointing ,

Prep or edit

I’ve tried each episode and I just can’t give this podcast another chance. If you don’t know what you’re talking about then don’t host a podcast. Or do your homework before you record. Or go back and edit every time one of you says you don’t know or outright make an error. Plus I think it’s boring.

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