The crime writer Sophie Hannah joins us to discuss the mechanics of mystery novels. Plus, listen to Margaret Atwood at the Hay Festival in Cartagena.
George R.R. Martin joins "Geek's Guide to the Galaxy," to talk about the genres he loves to read, some projects in the works, and the famous "Game of Thrones."
Speculative fiction has always been a genre that challenges traditional views and established ways of seeing. We regularly discuss how the worlds that genre authors create are arenas in which it’s possible to tackle social narratives away from conventional models. Listen to this great podcast.
David Rabe joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Other Side of the Street,” by John Updike. David Rabe, is a fiction writer, screenwriter, and is the author of more than a dozen plays, including the Tony Award-winning “Sticks and Bones."
This week Marlon and Jake go back in time-way, way back-and revisit the myths and legends that have terrified and tantalized us for centuries. Gods and monsters. The powerful and the petty. The shape-shifting and the rampantly naked. Subscribe to Marlon and Jake Read Dead People for more.
This week Marlon and Jake delve into the very real lives of very dead writers. From Gore Vidal to Frank McCourt, Ulysses S. Grant to Gabriel García Márquez, they discuss how memory compares to history and whether the trustworthiness of a memoir really matters if the book is a compelling read.