author of the “Thinking Inside The Box: Adventures With Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can’t Live Without Them”
During the coronavirus pandemic, people seem to be doing more puzzles, including jigsaws, crosswords, and the New York Times’ Spelling Bee.
Jun. 29, 2020
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
David Duchovny speaks about his new novel, “Truly Like Lightning,” and its plot that matters.
Rhythm Planet presents a short list of books that make for terrific holiday gifts for the music lover in your life.
from Music News
Mauro Javier Cárdenas discusses reimagining narrative possibilities with his new book, “Aphasia."
Nov. 5, 2020
The first in a two-parter with George Saunders discussing his new book, "A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life."
KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian talks with acclaimed nature writer Terry Tempest Williams about the art and beauty of language, rebirth, and rediscovery.
from Life Examined
A retrospective of Kazuo Ishiguro, the 2017 Nobel laureate in literature.
Actor and writer Gabriel Byrne on the joke from childhood that still makes him laugh
from The Treatment
Viet Thang Nguyen discusses his new novel, “The Committed,” the follow-up to his Pulitzer-winning “The Sympathizer,” and the second entry in a planned trilogy.
Garth Greenwell discusses seeking human truths by writing into an abyss, and his new novel Cleanness .