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 James about deciding to represent Paula’s book, editing Alice Munro’s stories, his career at Random House, and what made his time at The New Yorker so special. And somewhere a dog barks. Quite frequently.

 

Paula and James discuss:

Yaddo

THE BREAST by Philip Roth

PLOUGHSHARES

THE HUDSON REVIEW

American University

VIRGIN FICTION (anthology)

WORLD VIEW

Porter Square Books

Joanna Rakoff

Philip Roth

T.C. Boyle

Martin Amis

Jamie Quatro

Alyssa Nutting

OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout

McSWEENEY’S

Jane Austen

Oliver Sacks

Daniel Menaker

Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Mike Levine

ONE STORY

Hannah Tinti

Marie-Helene Bertino

Maribeth Batcha

Billy Goldstein

 

James and Daniel discuss: 

The New Yorker

Paula Whyman

Alice Munro

“Royal Beatings” by Alice Munro

Richard Avedon

Michael Chabon

LIVES OF MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS by Sheila Munro

Daniel Halpern

Tim Duggan

Roger Angell

Charles McGrath

William Maxwell

MY MISTAKE by Daniel Menaker

Matthew Klam

SUNY Stonybrook

Tina Brown

Harold Evans

Bill Buford

Robert Gottlieb

William Shawn

Michael Cunningham

Susan Minot

David Foster Wallace

Antonya Nelson

David Remnick

Alberto Vitale

“Wenlock Edge” by Alice Munro

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