Tag: literature

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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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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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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Karolina Waclawiak (BSS #470)

Karolina Waclawiak is most recently the author of How to Get Into the Twin Palms. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Combing through the immigrant experience and what’s left of his deliquescing hair. Author: Karolina Waclawiak Subjects Discussed: Kafka’s The Trial, being forced by parents to read Kafka and Dostoevsky, Roald Dahl, avoiding biographical details about a Read More

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Jennifer Weiner IV (BSS #469)

Jennifer Weiner is most recently the author of The Next Best Thing. This episode of The Bat Segundo Show is brought to you by Audible.com. If you want to listen to Jennifer Weiner’s The Next Best Thing, and help keep this show going, sign up for a free audiobook and a 30 day trial. Use Read More

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Alix Ohlin (BSS #467)

Alix Ohlin is most recently the author of Inside and Signs and Wonders. This episode of The Bat Segundo Show is brought to you by Audible.com. If you want to listen to Alix Ohlin’s Inside, 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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Jesmyn Ward (BSS #463)

Jesmyn Ward is most recently the author of Salvage the Bones. This episode of The Bat Segundo Show is brought to you by Audible.com. If you want to listen to Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones (available at Audible.com), and help keep this show going, sign up for a free audiobook and a 30 day trial. Read More

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Emily St. John Mandel (BSS #461)

Emily St. John Mandel is most recently the author of The Lola Quartet. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Considering a new career as a sake mangler. Author: Emily St. John Mandel Subjects Discussed: Starting a novel from a comic place, Kafka, cornball jokes, never knowing how a book is going to end, Jayson Blair, trusting emotional Read More

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Samuel R. Delany (BSS #459)

Sameul R. Delany is most recently the author of Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Growing a beard to make up for lost time. Author: Samuel R. Delany Subjects Discussed: Literary beards, spending the same amount of money on books as food, how many books Delany has read, developing Read More

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Stewart O’Nan II (BSS #454)

Stewart O’Nan is most recently the author of The Odds. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #161. You can also read our lengthy conversation by email in 2011. This 2012 talk was recorded before a live audience at McNally Jackson. My gratitude to Michele Filgate, Langan Kingsley, Holly Watson, and, of course, Stewart Read More

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Tom Bissell, Part Two (BSS #450)

Tom Bissell is most recently the author of Magic Hours. This is the second of a two-part conversation. The first part establishes Bissell’s peripatetic history and gets into his recent shift into video games, and can be listened to here. The second part gets into some entirely unanticipated truths about the relationship between life and Read More

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Tom Bissell, Part One (BSS #449)

Tom Bissell is most recently the author of Magic Hours. This is the first of a two part conversation. The first part establishes Bissell’s peripatetic history and gets into his recent creative shift into video games. The second part gets into some entirely unanticipated truths about the relationship between life and words in 2012, among Read More

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