Month: April 2011

Lynne Tillman (BSS #392)

Lynne Tillman is most recently the author of Someday This Will Be Funny. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if he should laugh today or five years from now. Author: Lynne Tillman Subjects Discussed: Giddy book titles, William S. Burroughs as a slob, Flaubert’s writing maxim, how writers stay adolescent, the soul-sucking atmosphere of Forbes magazine, Read More

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Jaimy Gordon (BSS #391)

Jaimy Gordon appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #391. She is most recently the author of Lord of Misrule. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Praying to equine gods for a better motel room. Author: Jaimy Gordon Subjects Discussed: Dancing with award winners, the Gargoyle interview from 1983, how “the best young writers” change in an instant, Read More

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Ian Rankin (BSS #390)

Ian Rankin is most recently the author of The Complaints. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Playing good cop and bad cop with his interlocutory approach. Author: Ian Rankin Subjects Discussed: The benefits of talking with a Scotsman on St. Patrick’s Day, sartorial description in prose, pleated miniskirts, balancing descriptive detail against dialogue, people who are intended Read More

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Carol Emshwiller & Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (BSS #389)

Today is Carol Emshwiller’s 90th birthday. She is the author of Carmen Dog, The Mount, and numerous stories. Nonstop Press has recently issued The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller. Her work can be thoroughly investigated through The Carol Emshwiller Project. (Many thanks to Gavin Grant for his assistance in setting up this conversation.) Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts Read More

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Holly Tucker (BSS #388)

Holly Tucker is most recently the author of Blood Work. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering why his bank statements come back bloody. Author: Holly Tucker Subjects Discussed: Early philosophical notions of blood, ill humors, whether science without the scientific method can be adequately called science, the Royal Society, William Harvey and the discovery of circulation, Read More

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