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Beaks and Geeks

Candid Conversations with Authors

Articles Tagged “writing”
Feb 27, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki of SISI joins Lindsay to talk about the little known Empress, Sisi of Austria, how historical fiction drives powerful storytelling, and why she listens to music for inspiration. Allison also talks about her journey from journalism to full time novelist.

Oct 11, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Tara Clancy, author of THE CLANCYS OF QUEENS, joins Amy to talk Brooklyn, Shakespeare, The Moth, and how writing a memoir with your name at the bottom is a spoiler in and of itself.

Sep 6, 2016 Beaks & Geeks


Catherine Banner joins Amy to talk about her new novel, The House at the Edge of Night.  They cover character development, researching different time periods, and the culture of small towns.

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Aug 30, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Siracusa author Delia Ephron chats with Lindsay about her New York Times-bestselling novel (soon to be film), vacationing in Italy, and how to eat like a child. She also tells us about her terrible boss and experiences with married couples.

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Aug 2, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Nadja Spiegelman joins Amy to talk about painful family history, becoming closer to her mother and grandmother, living in Paris, and much more.

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Jul 26, 2016 Beaks & Geeks


Chuck Palahniuk,  author of MAKE SOMETHING UP, chats with Lindsay about his wild book events, something about himself that no one knows, and his much awaited sequel, FIGHT CLUB 2.

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Jul 20, 2016 Beaks & Geeks


Yaa Gyasi , author of HOMEGOING, chats with Amy about diaspora, history, her ambitious debut novel, and more.

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Jul 20, 2016 Beaks & Geeks


Heather Havrilesky,  author of HOW TO BE A PERSON IN THE WORLD, chats with Emily about vulnerbility, compassion, her advice column, and ultimately, how to be a person in the world

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Jun 9, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Jensen Karp, comedy writer and author of KANYE WEST OWES ME $300, talks with Lindsay about being a young rapper with a million dollar record deal and his poignant friendship with the infamous Kanye West.

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Jun 8, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Chuck Klosterman and his long-time editor, Brant Rumble, talk with Amy about the future, Moby Dick, high-school level physics, serial killers and much more.

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