Just commerce. Lawless art. Late Night Conversation is an issue-driven, book culture podcast featuring unscripted talks with publishers, agents, CEOs, booksellers, editors, publicists, writers, and other cultural innovators. Late Night Conversation is released on the 10th and the 20th of every month.
A debut, by definition, is a first appearance. But sometimes debut books are overlooked by casual readers or overshadowed by new releases from established authors. Late Night Debut is a three-act podcast dedicated to promoting debut books. Each episode features a discussion about a notable debut title, a conversation with the author, and news about the latest happenings in book culture. Late Night Debut is released on the last day of every month.
Welcome to Late Night Conversation. This week host Paul Martone talks to Edward Champion, producer of The Bat Segundo Show—a cultural radio program devoted to quirky and very thorough long-form interviews with contemporary authors, idiosyncratic thinkers, and other assorted artists. Things get heated when Paul questions Ed about his introductory comments in a recent episode [...]
Reagan Arthur Books, 2013 Reviewed by Patrick McGinty I often feel uncomfortable looking at photos of children in Zimbabwe. I realize that discomfort is largely the point of such photos, but when National Geographic features these children—smiling or maybe sad, half-clothed or less than—the scenario never feels authentic to me. I’m overly conscious of the fact [...]
“Each time their husband found them bunched up together on one of the couches, chuckling and chortling, or in the heavy swing out on the back porch doing the same, he’d laugh and look at them sideways and say, shyly, in his feathery voice: Hear my voice, ye careless daughters. Number three knew that this [...]
Autumn House Press, 2013 Reviewed by W.M. Lobko The plenty clever title of Sarah Gerkensmeyer’s debut volume of short stories does indeed apply to you, dear reader. The way in which it applies to you, however, reveals itself gradually: this volume is defined as much by restraint and subtlety as it is by surprise. Upon [...]