So Many Damn Books

Hosted ByChristopher & Drew

Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.

Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com


All Episodes

223: Fiona Warnick (THE SKUNKS) and Sheila Heti’s ALPHABETICAL DIARIES

Fiona Warnick, author of the charming novel The Skunks, drops by to talk animals and metaphor, how her creative writing program helped her with this book, writing smooth, and...

222: Bookshelf May 2024

Christopher goes through some stuff he read and some stuff he wants to read. Got any modern pirate book recommendations? contribute! https://patreon.com/smdb for drink recipes, book lists, and more,...

221: Alexander Tanner (WORRY) and Kathryn Scanlan’s AUG 9 – FOG

Alexandra Tanner shares the Damn Library physical space, sitting in the chair across from me and everything. She discusses her sibling’s influence on Worry, writing for an audience of...

220: Lines in the Sand with Sarah

Damn Library co-owner Sarah sits to chat about all the things that makes one pick up a book only to put it back down again. A list of reading...

219: Rachel Lyon’s FRUIT OF THE DEAD & Tessa Hadley’s THE PAST

Rachel Lyon returns to talk about her new novel, Fruit of the Dead, and how it wasn’t always a Persephone myth retelling, she found that along the way. Plus,...

218: GennaRose Nethercott (FIFTY BEASTS TO BREAK YOUR HEART) & Sabrina Orah Marks’ HAPPILY

GennaRose Nethercott returns to talk about her brand new story collection Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart, stealing details from her friends, telling stories from the periphery, and how...

217: Kirsten Bakis’ KING NYX & Tana French’s THE SECRET PLACE

Kirsten Bakis makes her podcast airwave debut to discuss her brand new novel, King Nyx. And it’s a doozy. Kirsten reflects on sideways stories and how she first “met”...

216: Marie-Helene Bertino’s BEAUTYLAND & Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s THE LITTLE PRINCE

Marie-Helene Bertino returns to the Damn Library to discuss her latest triumph, Beautyland. Marie-Helene goes into how she creates some of the book’s indelible, otherworldly moments, and why the...

215: Top Reads of 2023 with Sarah

Into the Damn Library Sarah and Christopher go again, to review their respective years on reading, pull out the highlights, and make plans for the year to come. contribute!...

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