“In The Magical Language of Others, E.J. Koh writes of the boundary
between anonymity and naming, between absence and abandonment, between
cruelty and safety for four generations of mothers and daughters, each
speaking with an occupied heart and crossing narrative border...
In Until the Lions, Karthika Naïr retells the Mahabharata through the
embodied voices of women and marginal characters, so often conquered and
destroyed throughout history. She captures the richness and complexity of the
Mahabharata, while illuminating lives buried benea...
Host Ken Jones talks with Kimberly King Parsons, author of the story
collection Black Light from Vintage Books.
Kim’s fiction has been published in The Paris Review, Best Small Fictions
2017, Black Warrior Review, No Tokens, Kenyon Review, and other journals. And
her book ...
CA Conrad, author of nine books of poetry and essays, including the Lamba
Literary Award-Winning "While Standing in Line for Death," is one of the
foremost practitioners of what they call "(Soma)tic Poetry Rituals." Conrad
joins David Naimon today to discuss their curre...
Host Ken Jones talks with Dan Armstrong, author of the new novel Blake
College from Mud City Press.
Dan’s work includes the novels Chain of Souls, Prairie Fire, Puddle of
Love, Taming the Dragon, Cornelia: The First Woman of Rome, and The Eyes of
Archimedes, a trilogy abou...
The Book of Lost Saints is an evocative multigenerational Cuban-American
family story of revolution, loss, and family bonds from New York
Times-bestselling author Daniel José Older.
Marisol vanished during the Cuban Revolution, disappearing with hardly a
trace. Now, sha...
“On its surface, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers is an
examination of toxic masculinity through the lens of a queer, indigenous
Southwesterner, a book in which alcoholism, violence, and sex under cover of
night are both ruefully and sensually described. But e...
Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically
respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story
collection, she combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice to
mine the fraught and complex experience of l...