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Episode 15: Paula Whyman & Daniel Menaker

The interconnected stories in YOU MAY SEE A STRANGER took Paula Whyman over a decade to compile. She gives James some advice for writing sex scenes and explains how she writes with such honesty. Then, Daniel Menaker tells... Read More
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Episode 14: Jamie Quatro & Agent Anna Stein

After some negative pre-publication reviews, Jamie Quatro feared the worst. Then, critic James Wood and the NYTBR (among others) hailed her collection, I WANT TO SHOW YOU MORE, as a classic. Jamie and James talk... Read More
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Episode 13: Jesse Donaldson & Lauren Cerand

Jesse Donaldson tells James about the Oxycodone scourge, the effect it has had on his home state of Kentucky, and how it informed his debut novel, THE MORE THEY DISAPPEAR. He also recommends writing while... Read More
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Episode 12: Christopher Boucher & Kim Liao

Chris and James go through Chris’s life from set maker and creator of latex fish to author of the brilliant GOLDEN DELICIOUS and HOW TO KEEP YOUR VOLKSWAGEN ALIVE. They talk about how writers want to... Read More
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Episode 11: Mark Powell

Mark Powell pulls double duty to talk about both writing (as the author of four novels, most recently, THE SHELTERING) and MFA programs (he helped start the program at Stetson University). They chat about Mark’s circuitous... Read More
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