James speaks with the authors of two new story collections, Tim Weed (A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHING) and Meghan Kenny (LOVE IS NO SMALL THING). They discuss sequencing their books, what unifies the stories, and what they learned in the writing process. Tim tells James how short stories are like jumping in cold water, and Meghan and James contemplate pulling a Freaky Friday.

Tim Weed

Tim and James Discuss:

National Geographic

Cuba Writers Program

Sir Francis Bacon

Middlebury College

Grub Street, Inc.

Ingmar Bergman

Laura van den Berg

Benjamin Percy

Green Writers Press

John Tiholiz

Grateful Dead

JESUS’ SON by Denis Johnson

THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy

William Gay

Paul Bowles

Jim Shepard

The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College

DOG SOLDIERS by Robert Stone

BEAR AND HIS DAUGHTER by Robert Stone

FUN WITH PROBLEMS by Robert Stone

“Helpers” by Robert Stone

THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT FICTION

 

Meghan Kenny

Meghan and James Discuss: 

Tobias Wolff

Richard Ford

Andre Dubus

PJ Mark

Lorrie Moore

Jim Shepard

Alice Munro

W.W. Norton & Company

LSU Press

Josh Weill

Anthony Doerr

FREAKY FRIDAY

The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop

Boise State University

Emerson College

Laura van den Berg

Newtonville Books

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