Host Ken Jones talks with Adam Levin, author of the new novel Bubblegum, from Doubleday.
Adam’s work includes the novel The Instructions and the story collection Hot Pink. He's been a New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award winner, a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a National Jewish Book Award finalist. Adam’s written essays for Playboy Magazine and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and his short fiction has appeared in, among others, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Tin House, New England Review, and most recently, The New Yorker. Adam was born and raised in Chicago, and currently lives in Gainesville, Florida.
In the words of George Saunders: “Adam Levin is one of our wildest writers and our funniest, and Bubblegum is a dazzling accomplishment of wit and inventiveness – an irrepressible and insanely entertaining examination of our obsessive culture that doesn’t forget to be fond of that which it is satirizing. Levin’s keen and ornery mind, reveling in the world with vast energy, shows us new ways of loving it.”
Author photo courtesy of Renaud Monfourny