Ian Stansel’s fantastic first novel THE LAST COWBOYS OF SAN GERONIMO plays with the genre expectations of Westerns by setting the murder-revenge in northern California wine country. James and Ian discuss storytelling economy, bringing dead characters to life, horse-y literature, and conclude, “There are a lot of books.” Then editor Naomi Gibbs and James discuss her career path working on ‘orphaned’ novels like Ian’s.

Ian Stansel

Ian and James discuss:

SHOTGUN LOVESONGS by Nickolas Butler

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Graywolf

Roxane Gay

Sherman Alexie

Cormac McCarthy

THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Patrick DeWitt

NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles

Louis L’Amour

Larry McMurtry

The Kentucky Book Fair

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell

THE MARE by Mary Gaitskill

Dick Francis

THE WAKE OF FORGIVENESS by Bruce Machart

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (remake) dir by Antoine Fuqua

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN by Cormac McCarthy

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (film) dir by the Coen Bros

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bob Dylan

Daniel Woodrell

HELL OR HIGH WATER dir by David Mackenzie

Naomi and James discuss:

Whitman College

Counterpoint Press

Columbia Publishing Course

Bloomsbury Publishing

Gary Snyder

Jack Shoemaker

Politics & Prose

Craig Johnson

Cormac McCarthy

Larry McMurtry

Edward Abbey

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