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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.

The Maris Review Maris Kreizman

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    • 4.7 • 131 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 138: Jami Attenberg

    Episode 138: Jami Attenberg

    Jami Attenberg is the New York Times bestselling author of 7 books of fiction, including The Middlesteins and All This Could Be Yours. She has contributed essays to the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times, and the Guardian, among other publications. She lives in New Orleans. Her new book is called I Came All This Way To Meet You
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    • 36 min
    Episode 137: Xochitl Gonzalez

    Episode 137: Xochitl Gonzalez

    Xochitl Gonzalez received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Prior to writing, she wore many hats, including entrepreneur, wedding planner, fundraiser and tarot card reader. She is a proud alumna of the New York City public school system and holds a BA in art history and visual art from Brown University. She lives in her hometown of Brooklyn with her dog, Hectah Lavoe. Olga Dies Dreaming is her debut novel.
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    • 41 min
    Episode 136: Vendela Vida

    Episode 136: Vendela Vida

    This week on The Maris Review, Vendela Vida joins Maris Kreizman to discuss her latest novel, We Run the Tides, out now from Ecco.
    This interview was done in collaboration with the Miami Book Fair, which took place on November 14-21, 2021. See the full lineup here to watch the restreams.
    Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of six books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty. Her new novel, We Run the Tides, will be published by Ecco on February 9, 2021. She is a founding editor of The Believer and coeditor of The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers and Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence, a collection of interviews with musicians. She was a founding board member of 826 Valencia, the San Francisco writing center for youth, and lives in the Bay Area with her family.
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    • 43 min
    Episode 135: Jen Spyra

    Episode 135: Jen Spyra

    Jen Spyra is a former staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Onion. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City. Big Time is her first book.

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    • 33 min
    Episode 134: Alex McElroy

    Episode 134: Alex McElroy

    Alex McElroy is a nonbinary writer based in Brooklyn. Their debut novel, THE ATMOSPHERIANS, was published in May by Atria. Their other writing appears in The Cut, BuzzFeed, Vulture, GQ, Elle, Vice, The Atlantic, Tin House, and elsewhere.  
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    • 35 min
    Episode 133: Stephen Graham Jones

    Episode 133: Stephen Graham Jones

    Stephen Graham Jones is the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Good Indians. He has been an NEA fellowship recipient and been recipient of several awards including: the Ray Bradbury Award from the Los Angeles Times, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. His latest novel is called My Heart Is a Chainsaw.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

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!

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!

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