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Candid Conversations with Authors

Articles Tagged “literary fiction”
Jan 18, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

THE IMMORTALISTS author, Chloe Benjamin, joins Amy to talk uncertainty, faith, family, and magic. The interview with the author starts at 10:50.

This episode features two special guests! The hosts of the Read It Forward podcast, Abbe and Emma, visit the show for a brief book discussion.

Jan 3, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

Sam Graham-Felsen, former chief blogger for Obama, joins Amy to talk about his first novel, GREEN. Set in 1992 Boston, the book follows middle-schooler David as he grapples with racism and white privilege.

Sep 29, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Camille Bordas joins Amy to talk about the loneliness of academia, why she likes to imagine which tv shows her characters would watch, and her personal rules for fiction. Learn about her new novel, HOW TO BEHAVE IN A CROWD.

Sep 7, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Celeste Ng, author of the hit debut novel, EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU joins Amy to talk about her new book, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE.

They discuss family secrets, blowing stuff up, empathy in character building and much more.

Aug 30, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Chiara Barzini joins Amy to talk about her new novel THINGS THAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE EARTHQUAKE. They cover translation, reckless teenage days, and culture shock.

Jun 12, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Kei Miller chats with Amy about procrastination, finding his voice, etymology and much more. His lyrical novel, AUGUSTOWN follows one cataclysmic day in 1982 Jamaica.

Apr 28, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Anita Shreve, best-selling author of THE WEIGHT OF WATER and THE PILOT’S WIFE joins Amy to talk about her newest novel, THE STARS ARE FIRE.

Listen as they talk Maine, history, favorite books, and cultural taboos.

Feb 7, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Elan Mastai joins Lindsay to talk about his debut novel, ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS. They talk about the possibilities of time, his definition of love, and transitioning from screenwriting to writing fiction.

Jan 24, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Sana Krasikov joins Lindsay to talk about her debut literary fiction novel, THE PATRIOTS. They talk about the inspiration behind the book, at what point Sana realized she wanted to be a writer, and the differences between writing short stories and novels.

Nov 3, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Amor Towles, author of the best-selling RULES OF CIVILITY, came on the show to talk about his new book, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW. He and Amy talk Russian literature, gratifying research and why Andre Agassi is like a good novelist.

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