Tag: pulitzer

Paul Harding II (BSS #521)

Over the course of a few centuries, prayers for the dead have transformed into less uptight celebrations. But what candor did we lose in the transformation? In the first of two shows devoted to Halloween, we discuss this American relationship to grief and impermanence with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Harding. The talk revolves around Harding’s second novel, ENON, and gets into candlepin bowling, the oneiric morass inside the skull, our national history of religiosity, and John Cheever. Read More

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Paul Harding (BSS #364)

Paul Harding is most recently the author of Tinkers. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Tinging with Mingus and tinkering with Tinkers. Author: Paul Harding Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: We were talking before all this about the idea of novels and whether or not they can actually serve as a handbook for life. Read More

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Richard Russo II (BSS #301)

Richard Russo is most recently the author of That Old Cape Magic. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #152. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Shoving Cape Cod mackerel down his throat. Author: Richard Russo Subjects Discussed: Signs with unusual spacing, drawing from the sign at The Silver Lounge Restaurant in North Falmouth, MA for Read More

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Richard Russo (BSS #152)

Richard Russo is most recently the author of Bridge of Sighs. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Spending the days sighing. Author: Richard Russo Subjects Discussed: The origins of Bridge of Sighs‘s dual narrative, writing a long novel without an end in sight, Byron, characters who approach Lucy’s elbows, a protagonist’s blind spots, Marconi — the character Read More

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