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Breaking the Mold: Christopher Buckley and Sara Paretsky on Reinventing Genre fiction/non/fiction

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In this episode, acclaimed modern crime writer Sara Paretsky and political satirist and novelist Christopher Buckley join Fiction/Non/Fiction co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to talk about pushing against the boundaries of genre writing. Buckley discusses how political satire has been redefined in the era of reality-television-star-turned-president Trump, and why his new novel Make Russia Great Again is a faux memoir. Then, Paretsky speaks about making the male-dominated detective fiction genre her own with the best-selling V.I. Warshawski series, and reflects on her recent collection Love & Other Crimes, which also features the iconic character.
To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. And check out video excerpts from our interviews at LitHub’s Virtual Book Channel and Fiction/Non/Fiction’s YouTube Channel.
This podcast is produced by Andrea Tudhope. 
Guests:

Christopher Buckley

Sara Paretsky


Selected readings for the episode:
Christopher Buckley

Make Russia Great Again

But Enough About You

They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?

Losing Mum and Pup

Supreme Courtship

Boomsday

No Way to Treat a First Lady

Florence of Arabia

Little Green Men

Wry Martinis


Sara Paretsky


V.I. Warshawski novels


Indemnity only

Fallout

Fire Sale

Hardball

Love & Other Crimes

“Acid Test”

“Miss Bianca”

“Flash Point”

Anatomy of Innocence



Others: 

“Christopher Buckley’s ‘Make Russia Great Again’ is the Trump satire we’ve been waiting for” by Ron Charles 

“Sarah Cooper Doesn’t Mimic Trump. She Exposes Him.” by ZZ Packer


Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare


“Fawlty Towers” - Television series

“‘Art of the Deal’ co-author: Trump ‘couldn’t care less tens of thousands are people are dying’” - MSNBC interview with Donald Trump’s ghostwriter Tony Schwartz

“This Be The Verse” by Philip Larkin 

Hilary Mantel


Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump


Fiction/Non/Fiction interview with Curtis Sittenfeld

Fiction/Non/Fiction interview with Jabari Asim

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Anna Katherine Green

S.J. Rozan

Raymond Chandler


The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Dorothy L. Sayers

Raymond Chandler

John D. MacDonald

Rex Stout

Jabari Asim

John Conroy

Lee Child


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In this episode, acclaimed modern crime writer Sara Paretsky and political satirist and novelist Christopher Buckley join Fiction/Non/Fiction co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to talk about pushing against the boundaries of genre writing. Buckley discusses how political satire has been redefined in the era of reality-television-star-turned-president Trump, and why his new novel Make Russia Great Again is a faux memoir. Then, Paretsky speaks about making the male-dominated detective fiction genre her own with the best-selling V.I. Warshawski series, and reflects on her recent collection Love & Other Crimes, which also features the iconic character.
To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. And check out video excerpts from our interviews at LitHub’s Virtual Book Channel and Fiction/Non/Fiction’s YouTube Channel.
This podcast is produced by Andrea Tudhope. 
Guests:

Christopher Buckley

Sara Paretsky


Selected readings for the episode:
Christopher Buckley

Make Russia Great Again

But Enough About You

They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?

Losing Mum and Pup

Supreme Courtship

Boomsday

No Way to Treat a First Lady

Florence of Arabia

Little Green Men

Wry Martinis


Sara Paretsky


V.I. Warshawski novels


Indemnity only

Fallout

Fire Sale

Hardball

Love & Other Crimes

“Acid Test”

“Miss Bianca”

“Flash Point”

Anatomy of Innocence



Others: 

“Christopher Buckley’s ‘Make Russia Great Again’ is the Trump satire we’ve been waiting for” by Ron Charles 

“Sarah Cooper Doesn’t Mimic Trump. She Exposes Him.” by ZZ Packer


Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare


“Fawlty Towers” - Television series

“‘Art of the Deal’ co-author: Trump ‘couldn’t care less tens of thousands are people are dying’” - MSNBC interview with Donald Trump’s ghostwriter Tony Schwartz

“This Be The Verse” by Philip Larkin 

Hilary Mantel


Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump


Fiction/Non/Fiction interview with Curtis Sittenfeld

Fiction/Non/Fiction interview with Jabari Asim

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Anna Katherine Green

S.J. Rozan

Raymond Chandler


The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Dorothy L. Sayers

Raymond Chandler

John D. MacDonald

Rex Stout

Jabari Asim

John Conroy

Lee Child


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