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The official podcast from LitReactor.com taking an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading and writing; featuring the know-it-all geekery of Cath Murphy, Joshua Chaplinsky and Rob W. Hart.

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    • 4.7 • 32 Ratings

The official podcast from LitReactor.com taking an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading and writing; featuring the know-it-all geekery of Cath Murphy, Joshua Chaplinsky and Rob W. Hart.

    Episode 28 - Bilingual Narratives, Diversity in Crime Fiction, and Cons (Guests: Gabino Iglesias & J. David Osborne)

    Episode 28 - Bilingual Narratives, Diversity in Crime Fiction, and Cons (Guests: Gabino Iglesias & J. David Osborne)

    Rob Hart and Renee Asher Pickup are joined by ZERO SAINTS author Gabino Iglesias and J. David Osborne, the editor of Broken River Books, to talk bilingual narratives, diversity in fiction, and the reception of genre fiction at AWP.

    • 41 min
    Episode 27 - Book Tours & Live Readings (Guest: Johnny Shaw)

    Episode 27 - Book Tours & Live Readings (Guest: Johnny Shaw)

    Rob Hart and Brandon Tietz put the screws to Johnny Shaw about the art and mechanics of book tours and live readings — as well as Johnny's new novel, 'Floodgate'.

    • 44 min
    Episode 26 - The State of Transgressive Fiction (Guest: Irvine Welsh)

    Episode 26 - The State of Transgressive Fiction (Guest: Irvine Welsh)

    British politics, the war on drugs, education, A Decent Ride, Begbie and Trainspotting 2, transgressive fiction — all through the eyes of Irvine Welsh.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 25 - The Bad Sex Awards (Guest: Rachel Kramer Bussel)

    Episode 25 - The Bad Sex Awards (Guest: Rachel Kramer Bussel)

    Sex, and lots of it. Mansplaining 'Lolita', the Notorious RBG, Humiliation, Morrissey, and the Bad Sex Awards.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 24 - The US vs Europe! (Guest: Jason Starr)

    Episode 24 - The US vs Europe! (Guest: Jason Starr)

    Should negative reviews be met with violence? Is Jason Starr an International Man of Mystery? How do the US and European book markets differ? Plus: 'Number 11', 'A Negro and an Ofay', and 'The Second Girl'.

    • 45 min
    Episode 23 - The Halloween Horror Show (Guest: Michael Wilson of This Is Horror)

    Episode 23 - The Halloween Horror Show (Guest: Michael Wilson of This Is Horror)

    A belated Halloween episode chock full of horror movie recommends, scary book reviews, and an in-depth conversation with Michael Wilson of the popular site: This Is Horror!

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

JustEmilyC ,

Want their world

This podcast makes me want to quit my job and enter the world of the hosts, guests and Lit Reactor in general.

Mercer905 ,

Must Listen

I downloaded every episode and listened to them all. I have nothing but great things to say about this podcast. I can't wait for them to post more!

CJaiFerry ,

Definitely worth the listen

I have listened to several of the eps. so (randomly picked a few to try out, not in order) and was suprised at how often I was stopping to take notes about something to read, look up, or research further (I listen to podcasts while driving between cities). I really like the format, with three people bringing to the conversation something of value from the literary world, but without the lecture or "I know it all" mentality. This podcast is like listening in on three friends who are pros in the writing and publishing world who meet every once in a while to ask "hey, have you heard about this-- what do you think about it?" There were a couple of times where the discussions might have faltered/gone so far off topic that I wasn't sure what was being discussed, but that's true of any conversation among friends and colleagues. I think as the hosts continue to find their groove in this medium, this podcast will grow into a powerhouse of information in the literary/publishing industries.

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