Short story legend Rick Bass joins co-host Marrie Stone to talk about his latest collection, For a Little While. The conversation underscores how difficult it is to talk about the writing process, the elusive nature of good fiction, the feral qualities of the short story, and why most rules so often don’t apply.
In the second half, the hilarious and irreverent science writer Mary Roach joins to talk about her latest, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. She talks about keeping her voice and humor in the face of serious subject matter, the value of a strong editor, what makes a subject matter “Roach worthy,” and more.
(Broadcast date: June 29, 2016)