Memoirist Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me, joins co host Marrie Stone to talk about how this new book is both braver and more personal than her former memoir, Whip Smart. She discusses how to go deep, protecting the ones you love in writing, how to structure a memoir as a book of essays, and much more.
In the second half, Caite Dolan Leach joins Marrie to talk about her novel, Dead Letters. She talks about writing unlikable characters, creating suspense, and more.
(Broadcast date: March 1, 2017)
Kevin Canty, author of The Underworld, and literary agent Noah Lukeman, author of The First Five Pages, talk with host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about their work and the business of publishing.
(Broadcast date: March 8, 2017)
George Saunders joins co-host Marrie Stone for the entire hour to talk about his novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. He shares his perspectives on empathy, compassion, the role of the artist in the current political climate, his views on death and dying, and much more.
(Broadcast date: February 15, 2017)
Pulitzer prize winning poet, Stephen Dunn, talks about his new collection, Whereas, and Judith Freeman, talks about her new memoir, The Latter Days, with host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.
(Broadcast date: Feb. 22, 2017)
Novelist, essayist and short story writer Roxane Gay joins co-host Marrie Stone to talk about her latest collection of stories, Difficult Women. In the second half, debut novelist Kayla Rae Whitaker talks about her novel, The Animators. Both women discuss writing in the Trump era, the role of class, feminism, misogyny, and more.
(Broadcast date: February 8, 2017)
Poet and essayist Sarah Manguso joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest book, 300 Arguments. She discusses the importance of writing and journaling through dangerous political times, the role of mothering in her writing life, how the state of the world impacts her work, and more.
In the second half, Elan Mastai shares his debut novel, All Our Wrong Todays. He talks about creating a science fiction world, the role of identity in his own life, and how it’s mirrored in the novel.
(Broadcast date: January 25, 2017)