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January 01, 1990 - January 17, 2013 + Bookworm

Leonard Cohen listen Download

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Book of Longing (Ecco) Leonard Cohen talks about his early years as a poet in Montreal; his novel, Beautiful Losers; his songs; and now, ten...

Yannick Murphy listen Download

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Here They Come (McSweeney's) Memory, instinct and aesthetics combine to recreate childhood in Yannick Murphy's new novel...

Barry McGovern listen

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Samuel Beckett, Three Novels, read by Barry McGovern, an 18-CD set (RT-- Radio). The centenary of Samuel Beckett---s birth is celebrated with a complete recording...

Elias Khoury listen

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Gate of the Sun (Archipelago) Lebanese Elias Khoury speaks of the years he spent developing his craft and maturing as a writer in order to...

Chip Kidd listen

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Book One, Work 1986-2006 (Rizzoli) Chip Kidd is one of the pre-eminent designers of book jacket art in publishing today. His designs have inspired...

Deborah Eisenberg listen

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Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) The amazing Deborah Eisenberg has written some of the most astute and funny stories about American...

Ian Monk listen

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Writings for the Oulipo (Make Now Press); translator of New Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel (Atlas) Oulipo is the school of literature that uses linguistic...

Susan Straight listen

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A Million Nightingales (Pantheon)Susan Straight's novel about slavery has a buried theme: the commodification of the body and the fetishizing of mixed-blood children. We explore...

Stephen Wright listen

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The Amalgamation Polka (Knopf) Stephen Wright has written a Civil War novel and has mastered all the prose styles of classic American literature (Melville, Twain, Stowe,...

Dara Horn listen

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The World to Come (Norton)Dara Horn, a writer who specializes in Yiddish literature and culture, explores the metaphysical underpinnings of her new novel. We begin...

Elliot Perlman listen

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The Reasons I Won't Be Coming (Riverhead)An unusual interview in which Elliot Perlman (author of an impressive novel, Seven Types of Ambiguity) is asked to...

Kurt Vonnegut listen

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A Man without a Country (7 Stories)In his eighties, Kurt Vonnegut is still the magnificent satirist, critic, dreamer and grouch who has been astonishing us...

Jorie Graham listen

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Overlord (Harper Collins) Jorie Graham, whose work is known for its depth and complexity, makes a plea for moral action...

Walter Kirn listen

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Mission to America (Doubleday) Walter Kirn uses comedy the way a magician uses sleight-of-hand. His hilarity conceals sadness, his levity masks gravity.....

Octavia Butler listen

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Fledgling (Seven Stories Press) As a science fiction writer, the MacArthur Prize-winning Octavia Butler has taken the conventional elements of the genre and transformed them...