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Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Location:

Santa Monica, CA

Networks:

KCRW

Description:

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Twitter:

@kcrw

Language:

English

Contact:

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

Aracelis Girmay: “How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton”

9/17/2020
“How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton,” edited by Aracelis Girmay, is a literary special treat.

Duration:00:28:27

Mitch Sisskind: “Collected Poems 2005-2020”

9/10/2020
Mitch Sisskind discusses writing humorous poetry and his new book, “Collected Poems 2005-2020."

Duration:00:28:28

Henri Cole: Blizzard

9/3/2020
Henri Cole is a really sensational poet even for people who may not think poetry can be sensational. He works for the universe and he discusses his new book of poems “Blizzard” on Bookworm.

Duration:00:29:02

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum: “Likes”

8/27/2020
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum’s “Likes” is a layered book of nine short stories.

Duration:00:29:02

Edmund White “A Saint from Texas”

8/20/2020
Several kinds of novels in one, Edmund White’s “A Saint from Texas” is so good you might forget a novel can be this good.

Duration:00:29:01

Elizabeth Wetmore: 'Valentine' (Part Two)

8/13/2020
Elizabeth Wetmore’s “Valentine” is an impressive demonstration of the power of the voices of women.

Duration:00:29:02

Elizabeth Wetmore: 'Valentine' (Part One)

8/6/2020
Elizabeth Wetmore discusses her debut novel, “Valentine,” and Southern conservatism that wants to steer clear of the uglier parts of life.

Duration:00:29:28

Margot Livesey: “The Boy in the Field”

7/30/2020
Life and story go hand in hand in Margot Livesey’s “The Boy in the Field.”

Duration:00:28:21

Daphne Merkin: “22 Minutes of Unconditional Love”

7/23/2020
Daphne Merkin discusses what normative means, the concept of a normal looking life, and her new novel, “22 Minutes of Unconditional Love”.

Duration:00:29:01

Zadie Smith: “On Beauty”

7/16/2020
From the archives: obliquely about Zadie Smith's "On Beauty", this intense, abstract conversation is about what a novel is.

Duration:00:29:02

Alex Halberstadt: "Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning"

7/9/2020
History, autobiography, travelogue—a hybrid form—"Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning", by Alex Halberst.

Duration:00:28:27

Scott Spencer: “An Ocean Without a Shore”

7/2/2020
Scott Spencer’s new novel, “An Ocean Without a Shore,” is about a life seeped in unfulfilled desires.

Duration:00:28:28

Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half

6/25/2020
Brit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, The Vanishing Half.

Duration:00:28:27

Horacio Castellanos Moya: Senselessness

6/18/2020
The co-producer of Bookworm, Shawn Michael Sullivan, was able to rebroadcast one of his favorite shows, between Michael Silverblatt and Horacio Castellanos Moya, regarding Senselessness.

Duration:00:28:28

Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way

6/11/2020
Fowzia Karimi speaks about the art of the novel, and designing Above Us the Milky Way.

Duration:00:29:31

Mark Z. Danielewski: The Little Blue Kite

6/4/2020
Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Little Blue Kite is a generous and big-hearted children’s book about creating a spacious mind, with room for others.

Duration:00:28:58

Edited by André Naffis-Sahely The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature

5/28/2020
Anthologist André Naffis-Sahely says he provided a historical perspective to The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature.

Duration:00:28:58

Victoria Chang: Love, Love (Part Two)

5/21/2020
Victoria Chang discusses Love, Love, her children’s novel written in verse—poetry written for children.

Duration:00:29:31

Victoria Chang: Obit (Part One)

5/14/2020
Victoria Chang’s Obit is a poetry book about the impact of death on the living.

Duration:00:28:28

Benjamin Moser: Sontag: Her Life and Work

5/7/2020
Benjamin Moser recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography Sontag: Her Life and Work. In this show from the archives, he talks about Susan Sontag‘s ideology: reading more books, going to more plays, traveling more, learning more, taking learning seriously, and taking culture seriously.

Duration:00:29:34