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

185: Mat Johnson (INVISIBLE THINGS) and Claire North’s NOTES FROM A BURNING AGE

Mat Johnson launches into the Damn Library Zoom Zone to discuss his new novel, Invisible Things. We get into conspiracies, surprising yourself with your writing, teaching, writing funny, and...

184: Elaine Hsieh Chou (DISORIENTATION) and Matthew Salesses’ CRAFT IN THE REAL WORLD

Elaine Hsieh Chou drops into the Damn Library Hyperspace Zoom Zone to chat her incredible new campus satire, Disorientation. We get into the world of academia, writing villains, and...

183: Reader Feature (Part 2)

Here are the second group of 3 readers that signed up to be featured! So fun to talk about bookstore ownership, how being an agent affects reading, the trials...

182: Reader Feature (Part 1)

Here are the first three (of six!) mini interviews with So Many Damn Books Readers, talking favorite recent reads, current reading projects, and giving a book to a famous...

181: Publishing Talk with Sarah

Sarah, partner of Christopher and co-owner of the Damn Library, drops into some of the space she pays rent for to chat about working with the backlist for Penguin...

180: Sara Nović’s TRUE BIZ and Asali Solomon’s THE DAYS OF AFREKETE

Sara Nović webcams into the Damn Library Zoom Zone to talk her new novel, True Biz. We discuss the limitations of prose in comparison to ASL, how she tried...

179: Sasha Fletcher (BE HERE TO LOVE ME AT THE END OF THE WORLD) & Benjamín Labatut’s WHEN WE CEASE TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD

Sasha Fletcher physically drops in to the Damn Library. In the flesh. Christopher and Sasha are actually in the same room, chatting over cocktails. This is great, because Sasha’s...

178: Sequoia Nagamatsu (HOW HIGH WE GO IN THE DARK) & Brenda Peynado’s THE ROCK EATERS

Sequoia Nagamatsu, author of How High We Go in the Dark steps into the Damn Library Pocket Universe and covers a lot of ground, both real and metaphysical. We...

177: Dana Stevens (CAMERA MAN: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century) & Fernando Pessoa’s THE BOOK OF DISQUIET

Dana Stevens stops into the Damn Library to talk about her new book, Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century, and...

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