Month: April 2010

Robin Black (BSS #333)

Robin Black is most recently the author of If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This. Condition of Mr. Segundo: If he could tell you, he’d have to love you. Author: Robin Black Subjects Discussed: Writing ten stories over eight years, rumination time and writing, Black discarding 75% of what she writes, the importance Read More

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Adam Thirlwell (BSS #332)

Adam Thirlwell is most recently the author of The Escape. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if a piña colada might serve as literary escape. Author: Adam Thirlwell Subjects Discussed: The narrator device in Politics and The Escape, not understanding an early attempt to write a Henry James novel, the S&M of a writer being both Read More

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Juan José Campanella & Allison Amend II (BSS #331)

Juan José Campanella is most recently the co-writer and director of The Secret in Their Eyes, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and opens in theaters on April 16, 2010. Allison Amend is most recently the author of Stations West and previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #256. Condition of Mr. Read More

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Julie Klausner (BSS #330)

Julie Klausner is most recently the author of I Don’t Care About Your Band Condition of Mr. Segundo: Dodging dubious-minded vegans. Author: Julie Klausner Subjects Discussed: Terms for imposing snow, submitting a story to the New York Times‘s “Modern Love” section, the rejected “Modern Love” column, writing a book without any specific disciplinary pattern, crossing Read More

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Nell Irvin Painter (BSS #329)

Nell Irvin Painter is most recently the author of The History of White People. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Drowning in David Coverdale’s noxious imperialism. Author: Nell Irvin Painter Subjects Discussed: Dred Scott, the Chinese Exclusion Act, Buck vs. Bell, Plessy vs. Ferguson, William Z. Ripley, racist intellectuals vs. racist legal decisions, Irish poverty and Emerson’s Read More

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