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Hosted by Maris Kreizman, cultural critic and author of the bestselling Slaughterhouse 90210, talks to authors you should know about their own books and the books they love, the shows and films they’ve watched, the music they’ve listened to, and the links they’ve clicked.

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    • 4.8, 86 Ratings

Hosted by Maris Kreizman, cultural critic and author of the bestselling Slaughterhouse 90210, talks to authors you should know about their own books and the books they love, the shows and films they’ve watched, the music they’ve listened to, and the links they’ve clicked.

    Episode 53: Patrick Hoffman

    Episode 53: Patrick Hoffman

    Patrick Hoffman is a writer and private investigator based in Brooklyn. His first novel, The White Van, was a finalist for the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. His latest novel is called Clean Hands.
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    Episode 52: Ivy Pochoda

    Episode 52: Ivy Pochoda

    Ivy Pochoda is the author of The Art of Disappearing, Visitation Street, and Wonder Valley, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and winner of the Strand Critics Award. She lives in Los Angeles. Her latest novel is called These Women.
    Recommended Books
    Make Them Cry by Smith Henderson and John Marc Smith
    The Book of Lamps and Banners by Elizabeth Hand
    Take Me Apart by Sarah Sligar
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    • 27 min
    Episode 51; Susannah Cahalan

    Episode 51; Susannah Cahalan

    Susannah Cahalan is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, a memoir about her struggle with a rare autoimmune disease of the brain. Her second and most recent book is called The Great Pretender.
    Recommended Reading:
    The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Weijun-Wang
    The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
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    Episode 50: Esmé Weijun Wang

    Episode 50: Esmé Weijun Wang

    Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of The Border of Paradise. She received the Whiting Award in 2018 and was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists of 2017. Her latest collection, The Collected Schizophrenias, received the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize.
    Recommended Reading:
    Real Life by Brandon Taylor
    Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T. Kira Madden
    Where Reason Ends by Yiyun Li
    Demon Camp by Jennifer Percy
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    Episode 49: Amber Sparks

    Episode 49: Amber Sparks

    Amber Sparks is the author of The Unfinished World, and her fiction and essays have appeared in American Short Fiction, Paris Review, Tin House, Granta, and elsewhere. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, daughter, and two cats.
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    • 28 min
    Episode 48: Teddy Wayne

    Episode 48: Teddy Wayne

    Teddy Wayne is the author of Loner, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and Kapitoil. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers' Award and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Times, and McSweeney's. His latest novel is called Apartment.
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Nopersons ,

Thanks Maris!

Great interviews, and such great recommendations! This is a fabulous literary podcast.

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Top lit pod

This is definitely one of my favorite literary pods!!

montanaraymiller ,

I wait for this podcast like I used to wait for greys anatomy

In my mind this podcast is already famous and everyone listens to it. Twas shocking to see only 84 people have reviewed it. I love it. Thank you Maris!! Amazing authors and great conversations. Really appreciate the book recs too :)

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