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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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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 103: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

    Episode 103: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

    Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller, The Nest, which is currently in development as a limited series by AMC Studios. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
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    Episode 102: Maggie Shipstead

    Episode 102: Maggie Shipstead

    Maggie Shipstead is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels Astonish Me and Seating Arrangements and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, and the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
    Recommended Reading:

    The Signature of Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

    Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

    Pachinko by Min-Jin Lee

    A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

    Veronica by Mary Gaitskill


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    Episode 101: Gabriela Garcia

    Episode 101: Gabriela Garcia

    Gabriela Garcia is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award and a Steinbeck Fellowship from San Jose State University. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Best American Poetry, Tin House, Zyzzyva, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She received an MFA in fiction from Purdue and lives in the Bay Area. Of Women and Salt is her first novel.
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    Episode 100! Live Episode with Alexander Chee, Morgan Parker, and Emma Straub

    Episode 100! Live Episode with Alexander Chee, Morgan Parker, and Emma Straub

    Over the course of 99 episodes, The Maris Review has featured casual yet intimate conversations with authors like Susan Choi, George Saunders, Raven Leilani, and David Sedaris. For the 100th episode celebration, host Maris Kreizman is joined by a few of her very favorites -- Alexander Chee, Morgan Parker, and Emma Straub -- to talk about reading as both a writer and a part of a literary community. We’ll converse online and take questions from the audience. The only way this night could be more fun is if we could all get a drink together afterward.
    Alexander Chee is the best-selling author of the novels The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh, and the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. He is a contributing editor at the New Republic, and an editor at large at Virginia Quarterly Review. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays 2016, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the New Yorker, T Magazine, Slate, Vulture, among others. He is winner of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. He is an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College.
    Morgan Parker is a poet, essayist, and novelist. She is the author of the young adult novel Who Put This Song On?; and the poetry collections Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, and Magical Negro, which won the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award. Parker’s debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a Pushcart Prize, and has been hailed by The New York Times as “a dynamic craftsperson” of “considerable consequence to American poetry.”
    Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of three novels The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. Her latest novel is called All Adults Here. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
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    Episode 99: Melissa Febos

    Episode 99: Melissa Febos

    Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart and two essay collections: Abandon Me and her latest is Girlhood. She is an associate professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program.

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    Episode 98: Amy Solomon and Aparna Nancherla

    Episode 98: Amy Solomon and Aparna Nancherla

    This week on The Maris Review, Amy Solomon and Aparna Nancherla join Maris Kreizman to discuss the anthology Notes from the Bathroom Line: Humor, Art, and Low-Grade Panic from 150 of the Funniest Women in Comedy—which Amy edited, and Aparna contributed to—out now from Harper Design.
    Amy Solomon is a producer on HBO’s Silicon Valley and Barry. She currently runs Alec Berg’s production company, where she develops content for film and television. She is the editor of Notes from the Bathroom Line.
    Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and general silly billy. Her sense of humor is dry, existential, and absurd, with notes of uncalled-for whimsy. Think, a wine you didn’t order.
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

mlu26 ,

Literary gem!

Maris is an excellent interviewer and this podcast is consistently great. One of the best literary podcasts around. And the recommendations segment is wonderful!

TheJillT ,

Worth your time

Maris interviews the authors I wish I could talk to and asks them the questions I wish I could ask.

Nopersons ,

Thanks Maris!

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

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