Month: August 2012

Jeffrey Ford III (BSS #483)

Jeffrey Ford is most recently the author of Crackpot Palace. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #36 and The Bat Segundo Show #191. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Constricted by restrictive taxonomies. Author: Jeffrey Ford Subjects Discussed: Eleven-hour drives from Ohio, the first-person “road” stories featuring a fictitious “Jeffrey Ford” and his wife Lynn Read More

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Ariel S. Winter (BSS #482)

Ariel S. Winter is most recently the author of The Twenty-Year Death. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if he can condense the shards of his life into a twenty-year epic spanning three books. Author: Ariel S. Winter Subjects Discussed: Day jobs, being a stay-at-home father, sneaking out to write in the library, the exhaustion of Read More

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Paula Bomer II (BSS #481)

Paula Bomer is most recently the author of Nine Months. She previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #375 Condition of Mr. Segundo: Searching for the mother who stole the car keys. Author: Paula Bomer Subjects Discussed: Katie Roiphe’s In Praise of Messy Lives, similarities between exploring women’s issues in fiction and hyperbolic op-ed journalists, Read More

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Martin Amis II (BSS #480)

Martin Amis is most recently the author of Lionel Asbo. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #101. This episode of The Bat Segundo Show is brought to you by Audible.com. If you want to listen to Martin Amis’s Lionel Asbo, and help keep this show going, sign up for a free audiobook and Read More

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Lisa Cohen (BSS #479)

Lisa Cohen is most recently the author of All We Know. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Working his obsolete connections. Author: Lisa Cohen Subjects Discussed: Spending years conducting book research, Esther Murphy, Mercedes de Acosta, and Madge Garland, Garland’s connection to Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf’s diaries, the early history of British Vogue, the side effects of Read More

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Laura Lippman II (BSS #478)

Laura Lippman is most recently the author of And When She Was Good. She previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #280. This episode of The Bat Segundo Show is brought to you by Audible.com. If you want to listen to Laura Lippman’s And When She Was Good, and help keep this show going, sign Read More

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Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud (BSS #477)

Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud are most recently the writers and directors of Chicken with Plums. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if his creative skills can be adapted. Guests: Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud Subjects Discussed: Adapting graphic novels to film, Natural Born Killers, sitcoms, Hollywood’s insistence on remakes, splitting duties as co-directors, the importance Read More

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Katie Kitamura (BSS #476)

Katie Kitamura is most recently the author of Gone to the Forest. This episode of The Bat Segundo Show is brought to you by Audible.com. If you want to listen to Katie Kitamura’s The Longshot, and help keep this show going, sign up for a free audiobook and a 30 day trial. Use this handy Read More

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Julie Delpy (BSS #475)

Julie Delpy is most recently the writer, director, and star of 2 Days in New York. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Searching for a castle that doesn’t require too much physical exertion. Guest: Julie Delpy Subjects Discussed: Patriarchs who key cars, countesses who murder women for their virgin blood, aberrant and eccentric behavior in Delpy’s films, Read More

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Megan Abbott II (BSS #474)

Megan Abbot is most recently the author of Dare Me. She previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #404. This episode of The Bat Segundo Show is brought to you by Audible.com. If you want to listen to Megan Abbott’s Dare Me, and help keep this show going, sign up for a free audiobook and Read More

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Uzodinma Iweala (BSS #473)

Uzodinma Iweala is most recently the author of Our Kind of People. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Looking beyond. Subjects Discussed: The advantages of hearing stories told to understand issues, the rhythms and tones of language, how to track down people to talk with in Nigeria, China Keiteski, the advantages of bus depots, the Nigerian Civil Read More

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