author of “The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird”
In 2010, a janitor at a British airport noticed something fishy about a passenger in the Emirates Airline’s first class lounge.
Feb. 20, 2020
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
History, autobiography, travelogue—a hybrid form—"Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning", by Alex Halberst.
Charles Yu’s "Interior Chinatown" is a contemporary novel about dealing with the difficulty of being whoever you are.
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum’s “Likes” is a layered book of nine short stories.
Roller skating has become increasingly popular since the coronavirus pandemic. But African American skaters have been gracefully gliding around LA and cities nationwide for decades.
from Greater LA
Nicole Krauss speaks about subconscious magic and realism combining through the art of writing, and her new book of short stories, “To Be a Man.”
From the archives: obliquely about Zadie Smith's "On Beauty", this intense, abstract conversation is about what a novel is.
Victoria Chang discusses Love, Love, her children’s novel written in verse—poetry written for children.
May. 21, 2020
Mitch Sisskind discusses writing humorous poetry and his new book, “Collected Poems 2005-2020."
Benjamin Moser recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography Sontag: Her Life and Work . In this show from the archives, he talks about Susan Sontag‘s ideology: reading more…
May. 7, 2020