Susan Atkins – Child of Satan, Child of God

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This month Candace and Sarah discuss Susan Atkins’ autobiography, Child of Satan, Child of God, ghostwritten by Bob Slosser and published in 1977. Topics of conversation include ghostwriting, John Waters, Guitar Center, Sarah’s mom missing the sixties because of work, Candace’s mom seeing Elvis live in Las Vegas, The Last House on the Left, prison nighties, … continue reading »

Gabriel Bamgbose – Something Happened After the Rain

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Late Night Conversation, hosted by Kristin Maffei This week Kristin talks to Gabriel Bamgbose, a Nigerian writer, poet, and critic. He is the founder of the Ijagun Poetry Journal, a professor of literature at Tai Solarin University of Education in Nigeria and currently a Fulbright Fellow in the Africana Studies Program at New York University. As a scholar of … continue reading »

DW Gibson - The Edge Becomes the Center

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How do we define home? What comprises community? Following his 2012 book Not Working, DW Gibson turns his focus to the complexities of gentrification in The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century (The Overlook Press). Through dozens of interviews with New Yorkers who speak thoughtfully and passionately about … continue reading »

Dog-Eared & Dispatched

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: May 17

Social media and e-libraries dominate this week’s book news. We all know a story can be told in six words, but what about chunks of stories in 140 characters from your favorite authors? If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, maybe a curated subscription service for children will, particularly when it’s carrying on the tradition of … continue reading »

Liz Prato – Baby’s on Fire

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Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller This week we feature Liz Prato’s debut story collection, Baby’s on Fire, published by Press 53. As Laryssa Wirstiuk writes in Atticus Review, “Prato’s prose is widely appealing and many-layered: her language is breezy and deceptively casual, while her content is visceral.” Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book news and cool … continue reading »

Andre Dubus III – Dirty Love

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Late Night Conversation, hosted by Paul Martone Featured guest: Andre Dubus III. Andre Dubus III is the author of six books: The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and the memoir, Townie.  House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the National Book Award, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and was made … continue reading »