Reluctant Habits

The Bat Segundo Show: Mike Leigh II

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A 25 minute radio interview with filmmaker Mike Leigh concerning Another Year that is part straight journalism and part performance.

The Bat Segundo Show: Andrew O’Hagan

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In this 35 minute radio interview, Andrew O’Hagan discusses his latest novel, The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe.

The Bat Segundo Show: Paul Murray, Part Two

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The second part of our lengthy “live” radio conversation with novelist Paul Murray.

The Bat Segundo Show: Paul Murray, Part One

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This 40 minute radio interview represents the first part of a lengthy (and live!) conversation with Skippy Dies author Paul Murray.

The Bat Segundo Show: Paolo Bacigalupi

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In this 45 minute radio interview, Hugo Award winning writer Paolo Bacigalupi discusses Ship Breaker, the importance of manipulative violence, and the logical drawbacks of creating really cool creatures.

Help the Bock Family

Posted by in bock-charles, Literary Benefits

Charles Bock’s family needs your help. Here are the details.

The Benefits of Being Conformist

Posted by in Curtis Brown, Literary Agents

Curtis Brown Conformist is the first writing course in which a literary agency kills the life out of a neophyte’s manuscript. What’s great about CBC is that we take your money too. You might even say that we’re correcting the marketplace.

The Bat Segundo Show: Cynthia Ozick II

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In this special one hour radio interview, Bat Segundo visits Cynthia Ozick at her home to discuss Foreign Bodies, Henry James, the present tense, strange dreams, and Twitter.

Edward Docx: A Slug Defending His Gated Community

Posted by in docx-edward, Genres, larsson-stieg, Literary Criticism, Uncategorized

Docx isn’t on the working man’s side. His essay reads like some corpulent slug defending his gated community with a Magpul PDR and then slithering away because he doesn’t know how to release the safety.

The Bat Segundo Show: Susan Straight

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In this 50 minute radio interview, novelist Susan Straight discusses her latest novel, Take One Candle Light a Room and offers some unusual uses for bacon.