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Join hosts Michael Tamblyn and Nathan Maharaj for in-depth conversations with all kinds of authors about their latest books, how they write, and the books and writers that shaped and inspired them.

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Apr 3, 2024

Nathan spoke with novelist Kiley Reid, author of the 2020 novel, Such a Fun Age. Her new book, Come and Get It is set on the campus of the University of Arkansas, specifically at a dormitory called Belgrade, and it follows Millie Cousins, a 24-year-old Resident Advisor or RA to folks familiar with dorm life, who’s...

Mar 20, 2024

Nathan spoke with Dr Jen Gunter, OB/GYN and bestselling author of several books on health, anatomy, and medicine: The Vagina BibleThe Menopause Manifesto, and most recently a new book called Blood: The science, medicine, and mythology of menstruation.

Dr. Jen Gunter on writing books about bodies...

Mar 6, 2024

Nathan spoke with R. F. Kuang, author of the epic historical fantasy trilogy The Poppy Waras well as the 2022 novel, also a work of historical fantasy called Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution.

R. F. Kuang’s latest novel is Yellowface. It’s the story of...

Feb 21, 2024

Michael spoke with R.H. Thomson: actor, director, playwright, and author of By The Ghost Light: Wars, Memory, and FamiliesPart memoir, part travelogue, part history, it’s a thoughtful and impassioned consideration of war and the stories we tell one another about it

R.H. Thomson on viewing wars by the light of...

Feb 7, 2024

In January of 2023 our host and producer Nathan Maharaj spoke with Kai Thomas, author of the novel In the Upper Country. It's a story set in the fictional Canadian town of Dunmore, a place where people fleeing slavery in the southern United States build new lives.

In our roundup of the best books we read in 2023,...