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Another Book on the Shelf
103 - How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee

Another Book on the Shelf

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 67:04


In Episode 103, Gen and Jette dive into Gen's book club pick - How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. After seeing this book everywhere and reading so many rave reviews of Chee's work, we knew we had to read it. Obviously, we are now obsessed. An amazing read if you do anything creative. We're both now headed into Autumn feeling inspired and ready to write and create and more. Show Notes: So... can we go to the Iowa Writers' Workshop? Highly recommend watching the documentary The Times of Harvey Milk If you're a writer, you should read On Writing by Stephen King or Bird by Bird by Anne Lamont There were definitely other things we talked about but we were bad at taking notes! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter or email us at hello@anotherbookontheshelf.com. We'd love to hear from you! Sign up for our newsletter and add us to Pinterest!

The Stacks
Ep. 230 How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee -- The Stacks Book Club (Ingrid Rojas Contreras)

The Stacks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 64:07 Very Popular


Author Ingrid Rojas Contreras joins us again to talk about our book club selection How to Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. Our discussion of this essay collection covers the artists' relationship to critical reviews, and how much day jobs and everyday life inform art. We also ask, how important is truth to fiction, and what constitutes a life well-lived? You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2022/08/31/ep-230-how-to-write-an-autobiographical-novelBe sure to listen all the way to end of the episode to find out what our September book club pick will be!Connect with Ingrid: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribeSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonAthletic Greens - visit atheleticgreens.com/thestacks to get a free one-year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase.Missing Pages - subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Stacks
Ep. 229 Destabilizing Whiteness with Mohsin Hamid

The Stacks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 59:10 Very Popular


Award-winning novelist Mohsin Hamid joins this episode of The Stacks to talk about his newest book The Last White Man. We discuss what inspired the story, his exploration of how whiteness works through fiction, and the ongoing conversation between a reader and the author. We also get into Mohsin's monastic writing rituals, his elite professors, and how his writing fills a need in his understanding of life.You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2022/08/24/ep-229-mohsin-hamidThe Stacks Book Club selection for August is How To Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. We will discuss the book on August 31st with Ingrid Rojas Contreras.Connect with Mohsin: WebsiteConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribeSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonAthletic Greens - visit atheleticgreens.com/thestacks to get a free one-year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase.Missing Pages - subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.Libro.Fm – use promo code THESTACKS to get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 and to support your favorite independent bookstore.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Stacks
Ep. 228 Grief is Love with Marisa Renee Lee

The Stacks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 60:47 Very Popular


Today we're joined by entrepreneur and author Marisa Renee Lee, whose book Grief is Love: Living with Loss offers a framework for healing after tragedy. We discuss grief's connection to capitalism and white supremacy, and how our relationship with love is connected to our relationship with loss. We also ask, how can we help people who are grieving, and why are Americans so bad at it? You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2022/08/17/ep-228-marisa-renee-leeThe Stacks Book Club selection for August is How To Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. We will discuss the book on August 31st with Ingrid Rojas Contreras.Connect with Marisa: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribeSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonCare/of - go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code stacks50 for 50% off your first order.Missing Pages - subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Stacks
Ep. 227 Funny but Not F*cking Around with W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz

The Stacks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 62:20 Very Popular


Emmy Award winner W. Kamau Bell and bestselling author Kate Schatz visit The Stacks to discuss their joint effort Do the Work!: An Antiracist Activity Book. They break down how the process of co-writing, how they decided to write for white audiences, and explain why we need an adult activity book for antiracism in the first place. We also ask, what do we do when we mess up; what makes a good apology?You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2022/08/10/ep-227-w-kamau-bell-and-kate-schatzThe Stacks Book Club selection for August is How To Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. We will discuss the book on August 31st with Ingrid Rojas Contreras.Connect with W. Kamau: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteConnect with Kate: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribeSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonCare/of – visit TakeCareOf.com and enter code stacks50 for 50% off your first order.Patreon - go to patreon.com/thestacks for insider access and pick the tier that works for you, for as little as $5 a month.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Write Where It Hurts
Writing Your Own Story

Write Where It Hurts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 71:17


This week's episode is Eva and Katryn's most personal yet, as they describe writing their own stories from their specific perspectives and intersections. Eva talks about being mixed race (while being--direct quote: “pale as the beacons of Gondor”) and honoring her culture on her own terms, while Katryn explores intersectionality and being “bi-everything.” Helpful note: Eva and Katryn say the word “complicated” roughly five thousand times, so please exercise caution if you turn it into a drinking game. *Content warnings: Race, ableism, micro-aggressions, bullying. Sources Eva talks about seeking positive and authentic Latinx and mixed-race representation, and names both Adam Silvera for his books and Nina LaCour for her personal statements on being mixed and white passing. Katryn has written a few essays on the personal topics covered in this episode. Here's one recent one on the power of books as we're growing up. Here's one resource where you can find sensitivity/authenticity readers for your to-be-published work. A link to the reddit post that covers the ever problematic Sweet Valley High. This week's quotations are from Alexander Chee and Lillie Lainhoff Follow us on Instagram: @evadeslaurbooks @katrynwrites @writewhereithurtspod *Tune in next time for another episode powered by broken hearts, belly laughs (and bourbon). Don't forget to RATE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE wherever you listen

The Stacks
Ep. 226 A Literal Relationship with the Past with Ingrid Rojas Contreras

The Stacks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 58:02 Very Popular


We're joined today by novelist and essayist Ingrid Rojas Contreras, whose new book The Man Who Could Move Clouds combines memoir with rich storytelling and an excavation of family and Colombian history. We discuss magical realism as a nonfiction genre, why it's useful to believe in ghosts, and ask the question, what responsibility do we owe to our pasts?You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2022/08/03/ep-226-ingrid-rojas-contrerasThe Stacks Book Club selection for August is How To Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. We will discuss the book on August 31st with Ingrid Rojas Contreras.Connect with Ingrid: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribeSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonLibro.Fm – use promo code THESTACKS to get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 and to support your favorite independent bookstore.Patreon - go to patreon.com/thestacks for insider access and pick the tier that works for you, for as little as $5 a month.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Thresholds
Michelle Tea

Thresholds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 46:16


Jordan talks with Michelle Tea about her new memoir (Knocking Myself Up), making the decision to get pregnant, her tarot practice, and creating a queer family. MENTIONED: The Rider-Waite Tarot Valencia by Michelle Tea XOJane.com Buddhism Michelle Tea is the author of over a dozen books, including the cult-classic Valencia, the essay collection Against Memoir, and the speculative memoir Black Wave. She is the recipient of awards from the Guggenheim, Lambda Literary, and Rona Jaffe Foundations, PEN/America, and other institutions. Knocking Myself Up is her latest memoir. Tea's cultural interventions include brainstorming the international phenomenon Drag Queen Story Hour, co-creating the Sister Spit queer literary performance tours, and occupying the role of Founding Director at RADAR Productions, a Bay Area literary organization, for over a decade. She also helmed the imprints Sister Spit Books at City Lights Publishers, and Amethyst Editions at The Feminist Press. She produces and hosts the Your Magic podcast, wherein which she reads tarot cards for Roxane Gay, Alexander Chee, Phoebe Bridgers and other artists, as well as the live tarot show Ask the Tarot on Spotify Greenroom. For more Thresholds, visit us at www.thisisthresholds.com Be sure to rate review and subscribe on your fav platform! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

House of Mystery True Crime History
Alvin Orloff - Disasterama

House of Mystery True Crime History

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 38:53


DISASTERAMA: Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977 to 1997, is the true story of Alvin Orloff who, as a shy kid from the suburbs of San Francisco, stumbled into the wild, eclectic crowd of Crazy Club Kids, Punk Rock Nutters, Goofy Goofballs, Fashion Victims, Disco Dollies, Happy Hustlers, and Dizzy Twinks of post-Stonewall American queer culture of the late 1970s, only to see the “subterranean lavender twilit shadow world of the gay ghetto” ravished by AIDS in the 1980s. Includes an introduction by Alexander Chee (How to Write an Autobiographical Novel.In Disasterama, Orloff recalls the delirious adventures of his youth—from San Francisco to Los Angeles to New York—where insane nights, deep friendships with the creatives of the underground, and thrilling bi-coastal living led to a free-spirited life of art, manic performance, high camp antics, and exotic sexual encounters, until AIDS threatened to destroy everything he lived for.In his introduction, award-winning essayist and novelist Alexander Chee notes, "There's a strange love I have for these times that can be hard to explain. How can I love what I lived through from a time that was as ‘bad' as that? But as I read this, and those days came into view again, what I think of that love now is that there was a beauty to the beauty you found then that was made the more fierce by the horror of what was happening. If you could still find the worth of your life, still find sex, love, friendship, your own self-worth amid these attempts by the state at erasure and the ravages of the AIDS epidemic, then it had the strength of something forged in fire."Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/houseofmysteryradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Know Your Enemy
The Conservative and the Convict (w/ Sarah Weinman)

Know Your Enemy

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 87:49 Very Popular


Sarah Weinman's new book—Scoundrel: How a Convicted Murderer Persuaded the Women Who Loved Him, the Conservative Establishment, and the Courts to Set Him Free—is a gripping true crime story, and perhaps the tale of an ill-fated love triangle.  It also is a story about William F. Buckley, Jr., who defied expectations to show mercy to a death-row prisoner, Edgar Smith, after finding out that he supposedly read National Review. In this episode, Weinman joins Matt and Sam to talk about this fascinating, half-forgotten episode from a key period in Buckley's life and career—how Smith and Buckley met; what Buckley did for him; the role played by Sophie Wilkins, Smith's editor at Knopf, in what happened; and the sad ending toward which it all careened.Sources:Sarah Weinman, Scoundrel: How a Convicted Murderer Persuaded the Women Who Loved Him, the Conservative Establishment, and the Courts to Set Him Free (Ecco Press, February 2022)Sam Adler-Bell, "The Conservative and the Murderer," New Republic, March 7, 2022Christopher Buckley, Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir (Twelve Books, May 2009)Garry Wills, "Daredevil," Atlantic, July/August 2009Sophie Wilkins, trans., The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil (1930, 2017)Alexander Chee, "Mr. and Mrs. B," Apology Magazine, Winter 2014...and don't forget to subscribe to Know Your Enemy on Patreon for access to all of our bonus episodes!

Going Through It
A Way of Thanking Her with Alexander Chee

Going Through It

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 19:07


Cultural constraints kept Alexander Chee's grandmother from pursuing Chinese Calligraphy until late in life. Alex created the Yi Dae Up Fellowship in her name to help give women writers of Asian descent the chance she didn't get.

Thresholds
Endnotes: Sheila Heti, Alexander Chee, and a New Voice

Thresholds

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 19:41


It's the end of our ‘experimentation' capsule of episodes and Jordan is joined in the studio by Thresholds producer Drew Broussard for a grab-bag of outtakes, audience questions, and more. MENTIONED: Sheila Heti asks Jordan a question she's never been asked before Alexander Chee recommends some books, music, and more to get a person through stressful times Jordan tells Drew about a poem by Jericho Brown that knocked her over Advice for what to do when the writing gets hard We'll be back March 23rd! For more Thresholds, visit us at www.thisisthresholds.com Be sure to rate/review/subscribe! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Food 4 Thot
It's Not Me, It's You (ft. Alexander Chee!)

Food 4 Thot

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 63:22


Today we're rebroadcasting our absolute GEM of an episode from Season 1, featuring Food 4 Thot Zaddy-Auntie Alexander Chee! Zaddy Chee graced us with his presence in-studio for a TIMELESS episode we'll never forget! Looking for the show notes? Everything we talk about each episode — books, shows, sex toys, resources — can finally be found in our *free* Substack. Or, if you wanna support the pod, become a Zaddy or Queen Mother subscriber and get even juicier content while becoming a patron of our work

Ye Olde Crime
Episode 84: Boxed In

Ye Olde Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 62:13


Lindsay and Madison discuss the Crown Prince Sado, as well as how being a super strict parent doesn't always achieve results, that it's important to address warning signs of mental illness, and how miscommunication can have deadly consequences. Information pulled from the following sources: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv2382dmc.22 (2020 book “The Prince of Mournful Thoughts” by Caroline Kim and Alexander Chee) https://historyofyesterday.com/the-king-who-starved-his-son-to-death-in-a-rice-box-d512dfc02935 (2020 History of Yesterday article by James Won) https://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/2019/02/10/etc/FICTION-VS-HISTORY-Crown-Prince-Sados-difficult-history-While-The-Throne-is-accurate-it-misses-complexities-of-a-complicated-relationship/3059182.html (2019 Korea JoongAng Daily “Fiction vs. History” article by Yim Seung-Hye) http://www.historynaked.com/prince-sado-korea-coffin-king/ (2016 Naked History article by ER) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Prince_Sado (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Noble_Consort_Yeongbin_Yi (1)) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Hyegyeong (2)) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeongjo_of_Joseon (3)) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeongjo_of_Joseon (4)) Be sure to listen to our friend Eliza at http://linktr.ee/lightsonpod (Leave the Lights On) — the Oracl3 Network Podcast of the Month. Get all the ingredients you need in as fast as 1 hour with http://em.impact.com/ls/click?upn=lcFF8ubtmveum2UxN6LiFsarcDyp6X-2FhGDLv-2FaSmBo43DKKzONR7D8SXr9h0b-2FRq3mjrONZvocieAptAiAfTZw-3D-3DLZQf_XGWtq-2Fkvzs1PlORzu2P-2FzhPUxGw-2BAE-2BA8AiBoN0E9QxVTbja4rWyaCQjyp1a6i6NJA6i81wCRv4zN0aeqHtDZSQhxGmeHkigy-2Br8-2BM-2BZvNmwGqXE9RjYnC4ANJ45MAQ5iqJ-2BCGJLICyAOWmlaYl5I4tacX931nWJzvyTDyefm8kZUjRzSyZx-2FnBJjjIoWF0sAq3s1gdwD17zdCsDss-2BoNOcbjl6prNgWgX4zjMY5UpQZaXffNQbK8ncWfwKWxp4sPDXdaVOpJGp3DHww7XsH0o5R0Y-2Fq5khZWp9cLlwMICTh-2FUVYhL-2FCT6P2lM2vFpTb (Instacart). Plus, free delivery on your first order of $10+. Become a member of our https://www.patreon.com/yeoldecrimepodcast (Patreon) to view exclusive episode outtakes, as well as other perks like early episode access and more for as little as $1/month.  You can write to us at: Ye Olde Crime Podcast, PO Box 341, Wyoming, MN 55092. Leave us a rating and review on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ye-olde-crime/id1514461061 (Apple Podcasts), https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/ye-olde-crime-1206837 (Podchaser), https://open.spotify.com/show/4PaoAqjp9e1uv93ffd3KhU (Spotify) or https://www.goodpods.com/?_branch_match_id=679768698334329639 (Goodpods)! Don't forget to follow us on https://twitter.com/yeoldecrimepod (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/yeoldecrimepodcast/ (Instagram), https://www.facebook.com/yeoldecrimepodcast (Facebook) and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBay4jJ4AR9f48ZwuU2r2w (YouTube).

New Books in Literature
Andy Choi, "Slow Hot" (Schism Press, 2021)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 45:16


Today I talked to Andy Choi about his novel Slow Hot (Schism Press, 2021).  "The principal narratives of Slow Hot (Schism Press, 2021) intersect, contrast, and complement one another like the panels in an intricate silk bojagi. Shards of text depicting our digital alienation and oversaturated connectivity in the age of apocalypse cut into a young Korean's journey home, the ghosts he encounters there, the shamanistic reinvention of his queer voice in the oppressive sweat of a subtropical forest. Like the invasive species he mentions, from Asia to North America, Choi vividly captures not only a sense of transpacific longing, but the need to belong on a more elemental level, so that whichever direction he takes us all we can do is marvel at what he creates along the way and thank him most profusely for the trip, for the refuge it gave us." (Gary J Shipley, author of Warewolff!) "What if love could save you but also kill you? That is the riddle at the heart of this iconoclastic, playful, prismatic debut novel. In Slow Hot our world is remade and revealed in what is almost like a firefly opera-brilliant flashes in the dark spelling out Choi's vision of what America both is and could become-a placeless empire committed to war at any cost, where survival requires of you something you may never be able to provide. And yet this is offered in a profound and even gentle way. We learn, in the process, the consolations of a vision with no false hopes." (Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh). Adhy Kim is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

New Books in Asian American Studies
Andy Choi, "Slow Hot" (Schism Press, 2021)

New Books in Asian American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 45:16


Today I talked to Andy Choi about his novel Slow Hot (Schism Press, 2021).  "The principal narratives of Slow Hot (Schism Press, 2021) intersect, contrast, and complement one another like the panels in an intricate silk bojagi. Shards of text depicting our digital alienation and oversaturated connectivity in the age of apocalypse cut into a young Korean's journey home, the ghosts he encounters there, the shamanistic reinvention of his queer voice in the oppressive sweat of a subtropical forest. Like the invasive species he mentions, from Asia to North America, Choi vividly captures not only a sense of transpacific longing, but the need to belong on a more elemental level, so that whichever direction he takes us all we can do is marvel at what he creates along the way and thank him most profusely for the trip, for the refuge it gave us." (Gary J Shipley, author of Warewolff!) "What if love could save you but also kill you? That is the riddle at the heart of this iconoclastic, playful, prismatic debut novel. In Slow Hot our world is remade and revealed in what is almost like a firefly opera-brilliant flashes in the dark spelling out Choi's vision of what America both is and could become-a placeless empire committed to war at any cost, where survival requires of you something you may never be able to provide. And yet this is offered in a profound and even gentle way. We learn, in the process, the consolations of a vision with no false hopes." (Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh). Adhy Kim is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/asian-american-studies

New Books Network
Andy Choi, "Slow Hot" (Schism Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 45:16


Today I talked to Andy Choi about his novel Slow Hot (Schism Press, 2021).  "The principal narratives of Slow Hot (Schism Press, 2021) intersect, contrast, and complement one another like the panels in an intricate silk bojagi. Shards of text depicting our digital alienation and oversaturated connectivity in the age of apocalypse cut into a young Korean's journey home, the ghosts he encounters there, the shamanistic reinvention of his queer voice in the oppressive sweat of a subtropical forest. Like the invasive species he mentions, from Asia to North America, Choi vividly captures not only a sense of transpacific longing, but the need to belong on a more elemental level, so that whichever direction he takes us all we can do is marvel at what he creates along the way and thank him most profusely for the trip, for the refuge it gave us." (Gary J Shipley, author of Warewolff!) "What if love could save you but also kill you? That is the riddle at the heart of this iconoclastic, playful, prismatic debut novel. In Slow Hot our world is remade and revealed in what is almost like a firefly opera-brilliant flashes in the dark spelling out Choi's vision of what America both is and could become-a placeless empire committed to war at any cost, where survival requires of you something you may never be able to provide. And yet this is offered in a profound and even gentle way. We learn, in the process, the consolations of a vision with no false hopes." (Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh). Adhy Kim is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience
How Acclaimed Debut Author Jean Chen Ho Writes

The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 29:18


#PodcastersForJustice Critically-acclaimed debut author, Jean Chen Ho, spoke to me about the art of non-linear storytelling, the shifting POVs in her novel Fiona and Jane, and the value of a strong writing community. Jean was born in Taiwan and grew up in Southern California. She is a doctoral candidate in creative writing and literature at the University of Southern California – where she is a Dornsife Fellow in fiction – and has an MFA from UNLV. Her much-anticipated debut novel is a collection of linked stories titled Fiona and Jane. Booklist called it "tender and timeless," a book that "...explores the intimate facets of female friendship, Asian American immigrant experiences in Los Angeles and New York, and the debilitating power of family traumas.” Bestselling author Alexander Chee wrote, “Fiona and Jane is a high wire act. . . .Jean Chen Ho's brilliant debut is as assured as what must surely follow.” And Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, called it, “A knockout of a book.” Jean's writing has also been published in The Georgia Review, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Guernica, The Rumpus, Apogee, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and others. Stay calm and write on ... Discover The Writer Files Extra You can now have The Writer Files podcast dropped right into your email inbox every time there's a new show. No more shaking your podcast app! As a subscriber, Kelton will send you added insights, links to TWF merch (like "Stay Calm and Write On" coffee mugs anyone?), curated collections of shows like The Publishing Series and The Writer's Brain, updates, and occasional special offers. Learn more at the link below and take our AuthorPods podcasting course survey. Get 'The Writer Files' Podcast Delivered Straight to Your Inbox If you're a fan of The Writer Files, please "Follow" us to automatically see new interviews In this file Jean Chen Ho and I discussed: Why writers shouldn't pick up their phones until noon The rigors and routines of editing How going to Happy Hour and talking about writing ... counts as writing! The loneliness of being a writer Deadlines, accountability, the importance of writing groups And a lot more! Show Notes: Jean-Chen-Ho.com Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho Jean Chen Ho on Instagram Jean Chen Ho on Twitter Kelton Reid on Twitter

Poured Over
Jessamine Chan on THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS

Poured Over

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 34:51


“One thing that I was interested in doing is making literal the surveillance that parents feel every day, because there is the sense that you're being watched and judged and shamed all the time.” Jessamine Chan joins us on the show to talk about her debut novel, The School for Good Mothers (think The Handmaid's Tale meets Klara and the Sun), writing a Chinese American main character that she wanted to read, making sure her satire is laced with humor, how a self-proclaimed Luddite came to write a book like this one, and more. Featured Books: The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan, Plainwater by Anne Carson, Karate Chop by Dorothe Nors, Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls, Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell, The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado and How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. Poured Over is produced and hosted by Miwa Messer and engineered by Harry Liang. Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays (with occasional bonus eps Saturday).

Edit Your Darlings
Episode 26: “Take the Happy Bits” (Feat. Hilary Zaid)

Edit Your Darlings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 23:13


@hilaryzaidpaperiswhite.comtabula rasa=clean slateDennis Schmitz, Poet Laureate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_SchmitzRaymond Carver: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_CarverAnna Lena Phillips Bell at Ecotone: https://annalenaphillipsbell.net/Alexander Chee: https://www.alexanderchee.net/bioJess Walter: https://www.jesswalter.com/Steve Yarbrough: https://www.steveyarbrough.net/Jill McCorkle: https://www.jillmccorkle.com/Tin HouseSewaneeUtne ReaderYona Zeldis McDonough: http://yonazeldismcdonough.ipage.com/“Even in Dreams, She Leaves Me Every Time”: https://lilith.org/articles/even-in-dreams-she-leaves-me-every-time/Morgan Parker: http://www.morgan-parker.com/Day OneNew York Times Article about the Bad Art Friend: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/magazine/dorland-v-larson.htmlSquaw ValleyRob Spillman, Tin House editor: https://tinhouse.com/author/rob-spillman/YZ Chin, Edge Case: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/55782263AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs): https://www.awpwriter.org/Pat Dobie, Fiction Editing: A Writer's Roadmap: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/49318090Sarah Cypher, freelance editor and writer of the forthcoming The Skin and Its Girl: https://www.sarahcypher.com/

Cabana Chats
Cabana Chats: Sari Botton

Cabana Chats

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 34:34


In our thirteenth full episode of Cabana Chats, writer and editor Sari Botton talks with Resort founder Catherine LaSota about co-working spaces for writers, the importance of building a community around you, and how aging can mean different things to different people. If you want the full experience of this conversation, we recommend listening while enjoying a pizza around a fire with some friends! Sari Botton is a writer and editor living in Kingston, NY. She is a contributing editor at Catapult, and the former Essays Editor for Longreads. She edited the anthologies Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving & Leaving NY and Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for NY. She teaches creative nonfiction at Wilkes University, Catapult and Bay Path University. She publishes three newsletters: Oldster Magazine, Adventures in "Journalism," and Memoir Monday. Her memoir-in-essays, And You May Find Yourself... will be published by Heliotrope in June 2022. More links: "Personal Space," Sari's talk show about memoir on LitHub: https://lithub.com/tag/personal-space/ Sari's latest from "How's the Writing Going?" (her interview column in Catapult's "Don't Write Alone" series): https://catapult.co/dont-write-alone/stories/hows-the-writing-going-r-o-kwon-a-conversation-with-sari-botton Mentioned in this episode: Matthew Salesses's Fine Lines essay: https://longreads.com/2019/04/22/to-grieve-is-to-carry-another-time/ Alexander Chee's essay, the first that Sari commissioned and edited at Longreads: https://longreads.com/2016/04/18/our-well-regulated-militia/ Kingston Writers' Studio: https://www.kingstonwritersstudio.com Join our free Resort community, full of resources and support for writers, here: https://community.theresortlic.com/ More information about The Resort can be found here: https://www.theresortlic.com/ Cabana Chats is hosted by Resort founder Catherine LaSota. Our podcast editor is Craig Eley, and our music is by Pat Irwin. Special thanks to Resort assistant Nadine Santoro. FULL TRANSCRIPTS for Cabana Chats podcast episodes are available in the free Resort network: https://community.theresortlic.com/ Follow us on social media! @TheResortLIC

You Are Here (For Now) Podcast
Gay Writers TKTKTK with Alexander Chee, John Paul Brammer, Mitchell Kuga, and Adam JK

You Are Here (For Now) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 56:30


In this episode, I'm chatting with writers Alexander Chee, John Paul Brammer, and Mitchell Kuga about queer culture and family dynamics, finding your voice, and advice–as a concept, for our younger selves, and for each other. YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way. My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @AlexanderChee, @JPBrammer, @MitchellKuga, and @AdamJK.

Storybored
S1 E8: Champagne Kisses & Bongwater Dreams (w/ Hannah Piper Burns)

Storybored

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 54:36


We are joined by our first guest: Hannah Piper Burns, experimental filmmaker and multimedia artist (who wrote for Fandor.com until its recent demise). We conduct an in-depth wrap-up of the films and themes of 2018, Hannah pitches a film idea ripped from the headlines, and finally… Suspiria-booowl!!! Discussed in this episode:Assassination NationI Am Not a WitchMadeline's MadelineTullyThe Kindergarten TeacherDisobedienceThe Miseducation of Cameron PostThe FavouriteHereditarySuspiriaMandyFirst ReformedCunsolo and Ellis, "Ecological Grief as a mental health response to climate change related loss" (article in Nature, 2018) Alexander Chee, “Why ‘Grieve' is the Word of the Year” (essay, 2018)BPM (Beats Per Minute)“In Love and War: Phillippe Mangeot on Writing BPM” (interview, 2018)You Were Never Really HereA Walk Among the TombstonesHale County This Morning This EveningWild BoysTyrelSliceRafikiShopliftersEscaping NxivmStrange AngelDrop us a line at storyboredpod@gmail.com or via Instagram @storyboredpodcast or Twitter @storybored_pod. Logo photo: Alexis PaschalIntro: electro pop melody to remember 001 by Frankum & Frankumjay / (CC BY 3.0)Outro: techno pop ambience-piano loop by Frankum & Frankumjay / (CC BY 3.0)Additional clip: Oldskool video jingle by jobro / (CC BY-NC 3.0)

Get Booked
The Handsell: October 4, 2021

Get Booked

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 7:26


This week on the Handsell, Jenn recommendsRose Daughter by Robin McKinley, with an honorable mention for How To Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Autonomous Creative
How to finish writing your novel: don't write for free, with Alexander Chee

The Autonomous Creative

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021


In this interview, Alexander and I talk a lot about money, and specifically, about how asking for money and negotiating for what you want and need is a key piece of building a healthy relationship with your work and career. We also talked about the myth of the solitary artist, and the reality: that community and relationships are key to not just success, but survival. Finally, Alexander is the source of an incredibly pivotal insight for me: that caring for your creative process IS self-care, and when you allow yourself the margin to take care of your work process, it benefits not only your body and mental health (and that of your family and loved ones) but the work itself. More from the episode... The importance of collective action in securing the rights of authors. The role of community in creative career-building. How is writing "a community project"? What is the "golden thread" and how does it help creators build relationships with their followers? The word "networking" sounds "weirdly clinical" to Alexander— why at some point he figured out that's what he was doing, and that it was a key to his success. What's a better way to look at this fraught term? Alexander breaks down why writers should always ask for more money: "Sometimes people are like, how come the Queen of the Night took you so long? And it's like, well, I did waste a lot of time writing essays for $150." What was in the folder writer Denis Johnson (Jesus's Son) labeled "answers"? Instead of running himself into the ground because he's eager to please, Alexander lays out his process to not overschedule himself. How earning with your work can help you make more work, in a literal as well as an emotional sense: "It won me ...a typewriter that I then used to write for a long time. And that typewriter became a talisman at a time that I needed a talisman. I wrote this typewriter into existence. I'm now using it to write more stories." "Don't be so grateful that you let yourself down." —What Alexander would tell his younger self if he could. Why it's so important to trust yourself and recognizing when self-doubt is holding you back from pursuing your creative goals. Alexander lays out several important pieces of advice to novice pro writers, including "There's no reason to think that just because you're an unknown writer you can't somehow get a decent fee for your work." More from our guest: Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh, The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel as well as many short stories and essays. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, an editor at large at VQR, and a critic-at-large for The Los Angeles Times. He currently teaches creative nonfiction and fiction at Dartmouth College. Connect with Alexander Chee alexanderchee.net twitter @alexanderchee instagram @cheemobile facebook.com/alexanderchee https://alexanderchee.medium.com/ querent.substack.com Additional links authorsguild.org https://thesewaneereview.com/articles/the-autobiography-of-my-novel https://alexanderchee.medium.com/your-questions-answered-how-have-you-overcome-writers-block-fc5525bab1cb https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acpod-alexander-cheeThe Autonomous Creative is brought to you by Authentic Visibility: marketing for creatives who (think they) hate marketing. Learn more here!

2 Pages with MBS
How to Survive Being Creative: Jessica Abel, author of ‘Out on the Wire', [reads] ‘How to Write an Autobiographical Novel'

2 Pages with MBS

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 36:17


Shell ran their first scenario planning session in 1971, and they've been sharing some of their insights since then. In their new LENS report from 2013, they talk about three central paradoxes to our world: the prosperity paradox, the leadership paradox, and the connectivity paradox. Here's the connectivity paradox. On one hand, we've never been more connected, and that has, in an extraordinary way, unleashed the ability to connect. And in the same moment, that same connectivity has destroyed the value of IP. While it's easy to be a creative, it's hard to fund a life as one. How do you find a way to live a life as someone who creates? I first came across Jessica Abel's work upon discovering her book, Out on the Wire. The graphic novel is a must-read for anyone interested in the art of storytelling. And though I've written my fair share of books, I don't really know what it takes to create a full-length graphic novel like Jessica does. In this episode, Jessica gives an inside look on life as a cartoonist, coach, and consultant. Get‌ ‌book‌ ‌links‌ ‌and‌ ‌resources‌ ‌at‌ https://www.mbs.works/2-pages-podcast/  Jessica reads two pages from ‘How to Write an Autobiographical Novel' by Alexander Chee. [reading begins at 5:30] Hear us discuss:  Creativity as a career: Are you sacrificing joy? [8:50] | The line between external and internal validation. [12:08] | What is required for creative focus?: “I thought, ‘I can't do an okay job on drawing. I can't just be okay, I have to give it my all. I have to spend the time necessary to do it right, or I'm not gonna get up a level.'” [15:07] | “You have to say no to your own ideas. Learn that saying ‘no' is saying ‘yes.'” [18:45] | What strong autonomy looks and feels like. [24:32] 

Feeling Asian
You'll Be Very Happy, But Very Poor (feat. Alexander Chee, Writer)

Feeling Asian

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 69:18


Alexander Chee is most recently the author of the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel and professor at Dartmouth College. He is also the first guest to subscribe to our Patreon on air lol! Alexander joins us to discuss his relationship to his biracial identity and recount stories of his family's unique background. He also shares helpful advice for writers and people pursuing creative fields. Run to your nearest bookstore and buy all of his books and follow him on twitter @alexanderchee. Also be sure to like, subscribe and Patreon us! 

Blind Date With a Book
Episode 2: A Product Manager Looking for Her Next Moby Dick

Blind Date With a Book

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 33:43


This is Blind Date With a Book, the podcast that matches guests up with their literary soulmates using dating app questions. In each episode, hosts Kristen Evans, Rachel Mans McKenny, and Elena Nicolaou go head-to-head to give the best recommendation. This week's show also features a discussion of Moby Dick in quarantine and what it's like to be in tech today. The guest: Carrie Tian The picks: Elena Pick One: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (https://www.bookculture.com/book/9780802129628) Kristen Pick One: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee (https://www.bookculture.com/book/9781328764522) Rachel Pick One: Weird but Normal by Mia Mercado (https://www.bookculture.com/book/9780062942807) Elena Pick Two: Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour (https://www.bookculture.com/book/9780358380887) Kristen Pick Two: The Heavens by Sandra Newman (https://www.bookculture.com/book/9780802147974) Rachel Pick Two: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk (https://www.bookculture.com/book/9780525541349) Where to find us: Find our show online at blinddatewithabookpod.com and @bookmeetcute on Twitter and Instagram. Please follow and tell us all the books you've fallen in love with. Kristen Evans: Twitter @paperalphabet, Rachel Mans McKenney: Twitter @rmmckenny, Instagram @rachelmansmckenney Elena Nicolaou: Twitter @elenawonders, Instagram @booksandelena Carrie Tian: Twitter @carrietian, Website https://carrietian.com/

Poured Over
Kristen Arnett on WITH TEETH

Poured Over

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 43:19


We fell head over heels for Mostly Dead Things, Kristen Arnett's wonderful, darkly comic debut novel about family (and taxidermy) set in central Florida — and we've been waiting, waiting, waiting for her latest novel, With Teeth, which we tore through as soon as it arrived. Kristen joins us on the show to talk about the family dynamics at the center of With Teeth, queerness on and off the page, nostalgia and more. Featured books: With Teeth by Kristen Arnett, Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Diaz, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T. Kira Madden, Edinburgh by Alexander Chee, Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters, Memorial by Bryan Washington, Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor, and Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison. Produced/Hosted by Miwa Messer and engineered by Harry Liang. Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dear Prudence | Advice on relationships, sex, work, family, and life

Danny Lavery welcomes author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Alexander Chee. Lavery and Chee give advice to a letter writer whose partner revealed his abusive, jealous personality only after moving in together. Also, Lavery and Chee talk about finding a good therapist, couples therapy via 90s films, and all sorts of monogamies. Slate Plus members get another episode of Big Mood, Little Mood every Friday, sign up now for just $1 for your first month. Need advice? Send Danny a question here. Production by Phil Surkis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Big Mood, Little Mood: Man-Baby Syndrome

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 47:56


Danny Lavery welcomes author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Alexander Chee. Lavery and Chee give advice to a letter writer whose partner revealed his abusive, jealous personality only after moving in together. Also, Lavery and Chee talk about finding a good therapist, couples therapy via 90s films, and all sorts of monogamies. Slate Plus members get another episode of Big Mood, Little Mood every Friday, sign up now for just $1 for your first month. Need advice? Send Danny a question here. Production by Phil Surkis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Maris Review
Episode 100! Live Episode with Alexander Chee, Morgan Parker, and Emma Straub

The Maris Review

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 61:23


Over the course of 99 episodes, The Maris Review has featured casual yet intimate conversations with authors like Susan Choi, George Saunders, Raven Leilani, and David Sedaris. For the 100th episode celebration, host Maris Kreizman is joined by a few of her very favorites -- Alexander Chee, Morgan Parker, and Emma Straub -- to talk about reading as both a writer and a part of a literary community. We’ll converse online and take questions from the audience. The only way this night could be more fun is if we could all get a drink together afterward. Alexander Chee is the best-selling author of the novels The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh, and the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. He is a contributing editor at the New Republic, and an editor at large at Virginia Quarterly Review. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays 2016, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the New Yorker, T Magazine, Slate, Vulture, among others. He is winner of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. He is an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College. Morgan Parker is a poet, essayist, and novelist. She is the author of the young adult novel Who Put This Song On?; and the poetry collections Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, and Magical Negro, which won the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award. Parker’s debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a Pushcart Prize, and has been hailed by The New York Times as “a dynamic craftsperson” of “considerable consequence to American poetry.” Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of three novels The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. Her latest novel is called All Adults Here. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. This episode's sponsor: This episode is presented by Ancient Nutrition. Get 20% off your first order when you go to AncientNutrition.com and enter promo code MARIS at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Free Library Podcast
Viet Thanh Nguyen | The Committed

Free Library Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 58:09


In conversation with Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh, The Queen of the Night, and How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, and associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College Viet Thanh Nguyen won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Sympathizer, the ''intelligent, relentlessly paced and savagely funny'' (Wall Street Journal) tale of a South Vietnamese army captain who immigrates to Los Angeles and reports on his fellow military exiles to the Viet Cong. The novel was also awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction and the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, among many other honors. Nguyen is also the author of Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, a nonfiction companion to The Sympathizer, and the acclaimed short story collection The Refugees. An English professor at the University of Southern California, he has earned fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. With The Committed, Nguyen has created a literary thriller and a novel of ideas that continues the story of the The Sympathizer's main character titular sympathizer as he experiences the delights and dangers of Paris. (recorded 3/23/2021)

The History of Literature
318 Lolita (with Jenny Minton Quigley)

The History of Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 68:00


Jacke hosts Jenny Minton Quigley, editor of the new collection LOLITA IN THE AFTERLIFE: On Beauty, Risk, and Reckoning with the Most Indelible and Shocking Novel of the Twentieth Century, for a discussion of Vladimir Nabokov's classic (and controversial) 1958 novel. Jenny Minton Quigley is the daughter of Lolita's original publisher in America, Walter J. Minton. Lolita in the Afterlife includes contributions by the following twenty-first century literary luminaries: Robin Givhan • Aleksandar Hemon • Jim Shepard • Emily Mortimer • Laura Lippman • Erika L. Sánchez • Sarah Weinman • Andre Dubus III • Mary Gaitskill • Zainab Salbi • Christina Baker Kline • Ian Frazier • Cheryl Strayed • Sloane Crosley • Victor LaValle • Jill Kargman • Lila Azam Zanganeh • Roxane Gay • Claire Dederer • Jessica Shattuck • Stacy Schiff • Susan Choi • Kate Elizabeth Russell • Tom Bissell • Kira Von Eichel • Bindu Bansinath • Dani Shapiro • Alexander Chee • Lauren Groff • Morgan Jerkins Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. (We appreciate it!) Find out more at historyofliterature.com, jackewilson.com, or by following Jacke and Mike on Twitter at @thejackewilson and @literatureSC. Or send an email to jackewilsonauthor@gmail.com. New!!! Looking for an easy to way to buy Jacke a coffee? Now you can at paypal.me/jackewilson. Your generosity is much appreciated! The History of Literature Podcast is a member of Lit Hub Radio and the Podglomerate Network. Learn more at www.thepodglomerate.com/historyofliterature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

First Draft with Sarah Enni
Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired With Mary H.K. Choi

First Draft with Sarah Enni

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 63:44


First Draft Episode #291: Mary H.K. Choi Mary H. K. Choi, New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact and Permanent Record and her newest YA, Yolk, answers listener questions. This episode is brought to you by Freedom, the easy-to-use app that blocks distracting apps and websites, letting you get into deep work flow. Use offer code FIRSTDRAFT for 40% off a yearly or forever plan. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Listen to Mary H K Choi’s first appearance on First Draft here Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, the filmmaker brothers behind Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou? and many more Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night, Edinburgh, and How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Famous diarist Anaïs Nin, Mirages: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1939-1947 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend Elana K. Arnold’s Revision Season Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

The Book Show
Charles Yu and Peace Adzo Medie challenging stereotypes in fiction

The Book Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2021 53:58


RN Arts - ABC RN
Charles Yu and Peace Adzo Medie challenging stereotypes in fiction

RN Arts - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2021 53:58


RN Arts - ABC RN
Charles Yu and Peace Adzo Medie challenging stereotypes in fiction

RN Arts - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2021 53:58


LA Review of Books
Kink Lit: A Conversation with R. O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell

LA Review of Books

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 40:09


In a special LARB Book Club edition of the Radio Hour, Eric Newman and Boris Dralyuk sit down with R. O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell, co-editors of Kink, a new anthology that aims to push the boundaries of traditional literary representations of love, desire, and sexual behavior. Kink features work by Alexander Chee, Roxane Gay, Carmen Maria Machado, and many other leading authors. Kwon and Greenwell speak of their goals for the anthology, the literary history of sex, and the politics in the background and at the heart of the book.

The BookstaGays
#24. “You could be a model for Sears” - with Hunter from @shelfbyshelf

The BookstaGays

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 61:15


Today we talk to Hunter about all the wonderful things. We're all from Florida (don't you want to move here now??), and have now formed a little Florida book gang. Hunter is an author working on his first book and wait until you hear what it's about, you'll line up to buy it! We discuss trauma, how that impacts life and identities, and how it can intersect with queerness. Hunter shares with us how they started on bookstagram and their creation of #YogaDrama and #DrunkBookTalk. Hunter also has some amazing book recommendations - some of his favorites are The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke , Memorial by Bryan Washington, Fairest by Meredith Taluson, and Alexander Chee's books! Go follow Hunter at @shelfbyshelf and we promise you will laugh at all of his stories and buy all of their book recommendations! You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @thebookstagays and on our individual accounts at @thebookadvocate and @staxsonstaxs

The Fail Safe
Episode 12: Alexander Chee

The Fail Safe

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 55:17


Host Rachel Yoder talks with Alexander Chee about how to mentally prepare for a book's publication, the trials & tribulations of a 15-year novel project, & his ingenious journaling system that keeps him on task.

The Wheeler Centre
Alexander Chee: How To Write An Autobiographical Novel

The Wheeler Centre

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2020 60:08


Leah Jing McIntosh and Alexander Chee at the Athenaeum Theatre — Photo: Sophie Quick ‘Novels are accidents at their start,' Alexander Chee has written. What causes these productive accidents? Who do they happen to? And what do novels become next? Chee, the author of two masterful, award-winning novels – and a distinguished teacher, essayist and critic – has given a lot of thought to these questions. His acclaimed, reflexive autobiographical first novel, Edinburgh, was about a Korean-American boy from Maine. His second book, The Queen of the Night, was a radical departure – about a 19th-century opera singer in France. His third book, How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, is a work of memoir – a collection of engrossing essays about Chee's own life and about the mysterious alchemy behind full-length works of fiction. These essays describe episodes from the author's own life, from the traumatic childhood events that fed directly into the writing of Edinburgh, to his AIDS activism in the nineties and his time at Iowa Writers' Workshop. It's a profound, enigmatic and charming book; a highly distinctive reflection on memory, identity and creativity. A revered ‘writer's writer', a tireless champion of other authors, and a blazing talent in his own right, Chee talks writing and life at the Athenaeum Theatre with Leah Jing McIntosh as part of our Mayhem series.Support the Wheeler Centre: https://www.wheelercentre.com/support-us/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Harper’s Podcast
Stonewall at Fifty

The Harper’s Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2019 32:22


The mainstream fight for gay rights—for inclusion, for marriage equality—has been waged over fraught territory. Its victories—a changed and changing culture, legal and political leaps unimaginable half a century ago—are nothing short of monumental. But rainbow flags are as double-edged as they are fabulous. Visibility often means complicity; normalization can mean collective amnesia. At the Stonewall Inn in 1969, diverse queer folks rioted and danced, birthing the Gay Liberation Front and the Pride marches of today—many of which have become corporatized. The June issue of Harper's Magazine featured “Stonewall at Fifty,” a forum of eight writers and artists across the L.G.B.T.Q.+ spectrum who offered personal and political reflections about a place that has become more symbol than structure. In this week's episode, three of the forum's contributors unpack Pride with web editor Violet Lucca. Novelist-essayist and Whiting Award¬–winner Alexander Chee insists on conceiving of the queer community not as a monolith but as an amalgam of queer communities: plural, overlapping, in challenging but transformative conversation. T Cooper, novelist and director of the award-winning 2018 documentary Man Made, charts empowerment for people of difference, which can move from the streets to the screen to the classroom, an activism as polyphonic as the identities it emboldens. And T Kira Madden, author of the memoir Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, encourages us to be buoyed, rather than dismayed, by the contradictions that the next fifty years of Pride and Stonewall will carry in tow.

fiction/non/fiction
19: Podcasting Pro Tips and Jonny Diamond on Creating LitHub Radio

fiction/non/fiction

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2019 72:26


In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan share how they started the podcast, and offer podcasting tips with some help from friends who host their own shows. Then LitHub.com editor-in-chief Jonny Diamond speaks about the launch of LitHub Radio and his five-year anniversary as LitHub.com's content czar, as well as his own writing. To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (make sure to include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. Guests: ●     Jonny Diamond ●     Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed, David Naimon, Zahir Janmohamed, and Connor Stratton (via AWP)  Readings for the Episode: ●     The Power of Facebook: How Big is Too Big? Alexis C. Madrigal and Alexander Chee on the Darker Side Social Media, Fiction/Non/Fiction Episode 3, Season 1 ●     What Facebook Did to American Democracy by Alexis C. Madrigal ●     The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges ●     Exploring What an Interruption is in Conversation, by Katherine Hilton, Stanford University Doctoral Student ●     How Luminary's Messy Debut Ended Up Roiling the Podcast Industry, Vulture ●     Lumbersexuality, a Sport and a Pastime by Jonny Diamond, Longreads ●     Close Talking: A Poetry Podcast hosted by Connor Stratton and Jack Rossiter-Munley      ●     #GoodMuslimBadMuslim hosted by Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh ●     Between the Covers hosted by David Naimon ●     The Racist Sandwich Podcast hosted by Soleil Ho and Zahir Janmohamed ●     The Maris Review hosted by Maris Kreizman ●     Otherppl hosted by Brad Listi ●     Slate's Political Gabfest hosted by Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz ●     So Many Damn Books hosted by Christopher Hermelin and Drew Broussard ●     538 Politics Podcast hosted by Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bookshelf
The Bookshelf Live from the Sydney Writers Festival

The Bookshelf

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2019 55:10


On Friday 3 May Kate and Cassie present the Bookshelf live onstage from the Sydney Writers Festival with guests English novelist Max Porter, American writer Alexander Chee and Nigerian novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite.

The Bookshelf
On Max Porter's Lanny, Alexander Chee's Edinburgh, Dave Eggers' The Parade and Katherine Kovacic's Bookshelf

The Bookshelf

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2019 54:06


Novelists Jamie Marina Lau and Belinda Castles join Kate and Cassie as they talk about Max Porter's Lanny, Alexander Chee's Edinburgh and How to Write an Autobiographical Novel and Dave Eggers' The Parade. And crime writer Katherine Kovacic reveals the Bookshelf that Made Her.

fiction/non/fiction
3: Jane Coaston and Alexander Chee on Politics, Storytelling, and the Midterms

fiction/non/fiction

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2018 72:35


In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, reporter Jane Coaston and writer Alexander Chee talk to hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the upcoming midterm elections. Readings for the episode: How to Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee · “Max Boot, Jackie Robinson, and the racism problem in the Republican Party,” by Jane Coaston, Vox · “‘False flags,' explained,” by Jane Coaston, Vox · The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right by Max Boot · Tomb of the Unknown Racistby Blanche McCrary Boyd · I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson · “A Party for the Colonel,” by F.T. Kola · Maus by Art Spiegelman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

A Phone Call From Paul
A Conversation with Alexander Chee

A Phone Call From Paul

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2018 39:03


In this episode of A Phone Call From Paul, Paul Holdengraber reaches Alexander Chee in Italy and asks him about mentors (and mentoring), his favorite Italian writers, virtues great and small, and the need for fiction to address the violent reality we live in. For more, visit LitHub.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Racist Sandwich Podcast
E45: Becoming an American Writer (w/ Alexander Chee)

The Racist Sandwich Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2018 29:57


In this episode, Zahir interviews the award-winning writer Alexander Chee about his new essay collection “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel.” Alexander speaks about his visit to Korea, what it was like to wait tables before writing his novel, and why he felt like an impostor while living in a plush New York apartment. Also on this episode, Soleil talks about her trip to Hawaii and Zahir gushes about his experience at Kundiman. Produced by Juan Ramirez and Stephanie Kuo. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions.  LINKS DU JOUR How to Write an Autobiographical Novel Kundiman

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3: The Power of Facebook: How Big is Too Big?

fiction/non/fiction

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2017 62:51


In episode three of fiction/non/fiction, V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell talk to The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal and novelist Alexander Chee about Facebook, Russia, dark ads, and how writers are changing their relationship to social media. For more, head to LitHub.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices