Category: Fiction

Jack Butler (BSS #499)

This rare interview with Jack Butler, author of Jujitsu for Christ, discusses Southern writing, mixing the funny with the repulsive, Mississippi humidity, living in shanties, and combating desperation. Read More

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J. Robert Lennon II (BSS #497)

J. Robert Lennon is most recently the author of Familiar. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #300. This conversation was recorded live at McNally Jackson on October 3, 2012. This is also the final episode of The Bat Segundo Show. Thank you for listening. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Contending with five possible endings Read More

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Chris Ware (BSS #496)

Chris Ware is most recently the writer and illustrator of Building Stories. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Learning how to wash his hands. Author: Chris Ware Subjects Discussed: The significance (or lack thereof) of the date September 23, 2000, technological reliance and its intrusion upon existence in Building Stories, the amount of time that humans presently Read More

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Jami Attenberg II (BSS #494)

Jami Attenberg is most recently the author of The Middlesteins. She previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #172. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Dodging the slings and arrows of families. Author: Jami Attenberg Subjects Discussed: Chapter headings with weight listings, why Edie wasn’t the first Middlestein to emerge from the Attenberg brain, finding the structure Read More

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T.C. Boyle V (BSS #492)

T.C. Boyle is most recently the author of San Miguel. Since Mr. Boyle has appeared four previous times on this program (Show #10, Show #70, Show #273, Show #385), we felt that it was essential to include him in Bat Segundo’s last stretch. This is the fifth and final conversation with T.C. Boyle. Condition of Read More

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Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (BSS #490)

Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez are the creators, writers, and artists for Love and Rockets, the long-running and much acclaimed series celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Revisiting a moment in 1969 which sealed his fate. Authors: Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez Subjects Discussed: Mario Hernandez, the way that Gilbert and Jaime Read More

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A.M. Homes III (BSS #486)

A.M. Homes is most recently the author of May We Be Forgiven. She previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #58 and The Bat Segundo Show #115. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Seeing if there’s anyone left to forgive him. Author: A.M. Homes Subjects Discussed: May We Be Forgiven as an update to White Noise, Nixon Read More

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Steve Stern (BSS #485)

Steve Stern is most recently the author of The Book of Mischief. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering why they’re playing the bagpipes. Author: Steve Stern Subjects Discussed: Playing bagpipes for the dead, the relationship between Jewish identity and the phantasmagorical in Stern’s fiction, growing up without Jewish identity, being an oral historian in Memphis, Beale Read More

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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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