Month: November 2007

Cleanup Forthcoming

We’ll be putting up full capsules for the last seven shows very soon, as well as a future podcast collecting Our Young, Roving Correspondent’s crazed coverage of the National Book Awards. (The total backlog of podcasts now stands at eleven. So bear with us.) In the meantime, four new podcasts are now ready for your Read More

Roy Kesey & Dan Wickett (BSS #157)

Roy Kesey is most recently the author of All Over and Nothing in the World. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if Roy Kesey is a “real” Roy. Author: Roy Kesey and Dan Wickett Subjects Discussed: Writing stories in Beijing, exotic stories, conversational vs. descriptive stories, Carlo Ginzburg, working from pre-existing conversations, text that kick-starts a Read More

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Andrea Barrett (BSS #156)

Andrea Barret is most recently the author of The Air We Breathe. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Praising the smell of authors. Author: Andrea Barrett Subjects Discussed: The similarities between pre-World War I and contemporary environments, stumbling upon 1916, sanatoriums, The Magic Mountain, ethnic backgrounds, dwelling upon immigrants and working class backgrounds, blowhard intellectuals, cure cottages, Read More

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Tom McCarthy, Part Two (BSS #155)

Tom McCarthy is most recently the author of Remainder. (This is the second part of a two-part interview with Tom McCarthy. To listen to Part One, go here.) Condition of Mr. Segundo: Baffled by French artistic references. Author: Tom McCarthy Subjects Discussed: Guns and weapons, the smell of cordite, authenticity, Remainder‘s protagonist as revolutionary, the Read More

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Tom McCarthy, Part One (BSS #154)

Tom McCarthy is most recently the author of Remainder. (This is the first of a two-part interview with Tom McCarthy. To listen to Part Two, go here.) Condition of Mr. Segundo: Pondering whether he may be a reenactment. Author: Tom McCarthy Subjects Discussed: Really good rhubarb tarts, cappuccinos and loyalty cards, the relationship between caffeine Read More

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Ursula Hegi (BSS #153)

Ursula Hegi is most recently the author of The Worst Thing I’ve Done. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Contemplating the worst thing he’s ever done. Author: Ursula Hegi Subjects Discussed: Collage artist protagonists and collage-inspired novels, stream of consciousness and italics, using specific fonts, Mason’s voice as a pulse, how Hegi communicated with typographers, the problems Read More

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