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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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    • 4.7 • 139 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 167: CJ Hauser

    Episode 167: CJ Hauser

    CJ Hauser teaches creative writing at Colgate University. She is the author of two novels, Family of Origin and The From-Aways. In 2019 she published "The Crane Wife" in The Paris Review, which reached more than a million readers all over the world. The Crane Wife, the book version, is her first work of nonfiction.
    Recommended Reading:


    Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley


    The Summer Book by Tove Jansson


    Shit Cassandra Saw by Gwen Kirby


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    • 39 min
    Episode 166: Ada Limón

    Episode 166: Ada Limón

    Ada Limón is the author of The Hurting Kind, as well as five other collections of poems. These include, most recently, The Carrying, and Bright Dead Things. She’s a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and American Poetry Review, among others. She is the new host of American Public Media's weekday poetry podcast The Slowdown. Born and raised in California, she now lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
    Recommended Reading:
    Extracting the Stone of Madness by Alejandra Pizarnik
    All the Flowers Kneeling by Paul Tran
    The Renunciations by Donika Kelly
    Customs by Solmaz Sharif
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    • 36 min
    Episode 165: Isaac Fitzgerald

    Episode 165: Isaac Fitzgerald

    Isaac Fitzgerald appears frequently on The Today Show and is the author of the bestselling children's book How to Be a Pirate as well as the co-author of Pen & Ink and Knives & Ink (winner of an IACP Award). His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Best American Nonrequired Reading, and numerous other publications. He lives in Brooklyn.
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    • 40 min
    Episode 164: Elisa Albert

    Episode 164: Elisa Albert

    Elisa Albert is the author of After Birth, The Book of Dahlia, the short story collection How This Night Is Different, and the editor of the anthology Freud's Blind Spot. She lives with her family in upstate New York. Her latest novel is called Human Blues
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    • 39 min
    Episode 163: Tomi Obaro

    Episode 163: Tomi Obaro

    TOMI OBARO is an editor at BuzzFeed News. She lives in Brooklyn. Her debut novel is called Dele Weds Destiny.
    Recommended Reading:


    Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga


    If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English by Noor Naga


    The Sex Lives of African Women by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah


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    • 31 min
    Episode 162: Marie Myung-Ok Lee

    Episode 162: Marie Myung-Ok Lee

    Marie Myung-Ok Lee is a Korean American writer and author of the young adult novel Finding my Voice, thought to be one of the first contemporary-set Asian American YA novels. She is one of a handful of American journalists who have been granted a visa to North Korea since the Korean War. She’s a founder of the Asian American Writers' Workshop and teaches creative writing at Columbia. She lives in New York City with her family. Her new novel is called Evening Hero.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

loctastic ,

Great podcast!

Love the format, the content, and Maris is a great interviewer!

RickReilly16 ,

The Best!!!!

This is a must-listen for anyone who loves books. Maris brings such depth, warmth, and thoughtfulness to every interview, and it clearly brings such insight and passion out of the guests.

In particular, I ended up putting Cleanness at the top of my list after listening to Garth Greenwell’s incredible interview, and it was my favorite book I’ve read in the past year. After reading it, I even went back to the episode and listened again, and realized there was so much more there for me to appreciate.

Thank you Maris (and all involved) for giving us so many great recommendations and for making us love books even more than we already do!!!

FrenchToastEmergency ,

The Best Book Podcast, No Question

There are a lot of excellent literary podcasts out there right now, but The Maris Review is in a class all its own. Maris is a great host and a great interviewer, but her most extraordinary gift is her ability to make a space where her guests can shine. And her guests are amazing!

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