Month: March 2011

Michael Crummey (BSS #387)

Michael Crummey is most recently the author of Galore. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if you can rent a motel room in the whale of a belly. Author: Michael Crummey Subjects Discussed: Childbearing in poor families, grisly deaths and irresponsible life decisions, infant mortality in the early 20th century, the relationship between historical investigation and Read More

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Deb Olin Unferth (BSS #386)

Deb Olin Unferth appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #386. She is most recently the author of Revolution. PROGRAM NOTE: Just before the tape rolled, Our Correspondent, who met with Deb Olin Unferth at a Vegan restaurant, had casually mentioned (in an entirely different context) that he was a meat eater. Our Correspondent’s revelation was Read More

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TC Boyle IV (BSS #385)

TC Boyle is most recently the author of When the Killing’s Done. This is his fourth appearance on the program. He has previously appeared on The Bat Segundo #273, The Bat Segundo Show #70, and The Bat Segundo Show #10. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Considering a savage swim to the Channel Islands. Author: T. Coraghessan Read More

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Insulted by Authors (BSS #384)

Bill Ryan is the proprietor of the website Insulted by Authors. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Insulted by humorless people. Guest: Bill Ryan Subjects Discussed: Taking unexpected tumbles in life, why insults are the best way to pop the cherry of the author-reader relationship, being the son of a scientist, dodging dodgy publicists, being identified as Read More

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Aminatta Forna (BSS #383)

Aminatta Forna is most recently the author of The Memory of Love. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Trying to remember where his lost car keys are so he can learn to love again. Author: Aminatta Forna Subjects Discussed: Writing about Sierra Leone without naming the country, adopting a tone that is simultaneously universal and specific, combating Read More

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