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Bookworm

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

In Nathan Englander’s  kaddish.com , a secular Jewish son experiments with the task of shepherding his father’s soul safely to rest.

Chris Cander’s  The Weight of a Piano  explores characters with passionate attachments to things that have been lost.

Valeria Luiselli's Lost Children Archive tells the story of a family by combining the American road trip subgenre with the Latin American tradition of an inward journey.

Her nature oppositional, Elizabeth McCracken’s Bowlaway is a sad, funny, hilarious, and melancholic novel.

In Yiyun Li’s Where Reasons End, a mother discovers a place where she can talk to her son who committed suicide.

Marlon James discusses the endlessly beautiful and brutal world of Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first novel in The Dark Star Trilogy.

Sea Monsters is a fascinatingly consistent and exquisitely shaped novel by Chloe Aridjis.

Bookworm alumnus Dennis Cooper, and collaborator Zac Farley, discuss the creative impulses behind their film Permanent Green Light.