author of “Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father”
NBC’s Craig Melvin is known for his regular segment “Dad’s Got This Feature,” where he spotlights fathers making a difference in their kids' lives.
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Joan Silber writes about life's strange surprises in her new book, “Secrets of Happiness."
Biographer Brad Gooch reveals that he traveled 2500 miles to trace Rumi's footsteps, learned Persian and spent eight years to write “Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.”
Rachel Cusk’s “Second Place” wants to render the sensations and apprehensions of living that are pretty much beyond language.
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
Wayne Koestenbaum’s first book of short fiction, “The Cheerful Scapegoat,” is a spectacularly odd and original collection of whimsical, surreal, baroque, ribald, and heartbreaking…
“Status Update,” the mini-narratives of George Toles, accompanied by magnificent art responses from Cliff Eyland.
Part one of two in which Yaa Gyasi discusses the myriad complexities of her novels “Transcendent Kingdom” and “Homegoing.”
Political cartoonist Mr. Fish joins Robert Scheer to talk about the death of his art form and his most recent book, “Nobody Left.”
from Scheer Intelligence
Carol Edgarian’s “Vera” is the story of a strong, capable, and independent girl whose voice is the voice of the book.