Series: Between The Covers : Conversations with Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry

Author interviews with today’s best writers — established & up-and-coming — in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Hosted by David Naimon, Tin House & KBOO 90.7 FM, Portland, Oregon. –The Guardian’s 10 Best Book Podcasts –Book Riot’s 15 Outstanding Podcasts for Book Lovers –the most intense and awesome podcast I’ve ever been a part of–Gary Shteyngart

Alexis Smith : Glaciers

Portland author, Alexis Smith,  talks with host David Naimon about Glaciers, her debut novel from Tin House books. Glaciers follows Isabel through a day in her life in which work with damaged books in the basement of a library,

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Sheila Heti : How Should A Person Be?

Is How Should a Person Be? a novel, a memoir, a self-help manual, or a book of philosophy? It is all of these things and more.  Host David Naimon talks with Sheila Heti about her new book, “a raw, startling, genre-defying novel … Continue reading →

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Karen Thompson Walker : The Age of Miracles

On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow.The days and nights grow longer and … Continue reading →

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Vanessa Veselka : Zazen

A war has either started or is about to. Bombs are going off in the city. But people seem strangely disengaged. Della’s activist friends seem more concerned about the next sex party or the finer points of vegan ideology, and … Continue reading →

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Nathan Englander : What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

 Englander burst on the literary scene in 1999 with For The Relief of Unbearable Urges, a story collection that earned him the PEN/Faulkner Malamud Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kauffman Prize.   His first novel,

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Justin Torres : We The Animals

Host David Naimon interviews debut novelist Justin Torres.  His book, We the Animals, has been heralded for its beautiful, concentrated prose. NPR likened it to a diamond, brilliant and brilliantly compressed.

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Anthony Doerr : Memory Wall

Host David Naimon speaks with writer Anthony Doerr about his latest book, Memory Wall. Doerr is the author of three other books, The Shell Collector, About Grace, andFour Seasons in Rome. Doerr’s short fiction has won three O.

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Nicole Krauss : Great House

Host David Naimon speaks with Nicole Krauss about her newest novel, Great House, which tells a story haunted by questions: What do we pass on to our children and how do they absorb our dreams and losses? How do we respond to disappearance,

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