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The Stacks
Ep. 229 Destabilizing Whiteness with Mohsin Hamid

The Stacks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 59:10


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


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


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.

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


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.

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!

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! 

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)

Frontyard Politics
Episode 7: Dustin Schell and Alexander Chee - How to Start With What You Have

Frontyard Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 44:22


Dustin Schell and Alexander Chee were longtime residents of New York City who recently found an opportunity to fulfill their dreams of full-scale gardening. Dustin previously had a community garden plot the size of a grave in New York City. It was located in the Clinton Community Garden in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, where he gardened for over twenty years. Then they moved to rural Vermont in 2016 and bought a home there in the fall of 2019. Dustin and Alex started their new garden in the midst of a pandemic in their first year as homeowners. They talk about starting with what they had--and around obstacles, which include getting sick in the early weeks of the COVID pandemic. Let's take a listen to hear about how they're enjoying their new space.Dustin Schell studied Theater at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Circle in the Square Theater School In New York City. His varied career includes work as an actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, and most recently, a ski instructor at the Dartmouth Skiway. He splits his time between NYC and Vermont. Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, 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 VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, T Magazine, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, and Out, among others. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.Learn more and follow:Still Queer InstagramStill Queer Tiny LetterDustin Schell's InstagramAlexander Chee's Instagram and Twitter

Rereaders
The Rereaders: Alan Weedon on Alexander Chee

Rereaders

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2020 31:13


In this episode of a new season of The Rereaders, we speak to the writer and photographer Alan Weedon about the author Alexander Chee, and his essay 'Girl' from his 2018 essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel.

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.

Bookable
Alexander Chee: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Bookable

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 29, 2020 20:42


What’s in your junk drawer? For writer Alexander Chee, answering that question resulted in a critically-acclaimed collection of essays called “How To Write An Autobiographical Novel.”  Alex sits down with host Amanda Stern to talk about personal growth, what we can learn from roses, fair pay in the workplace, and divining the mysteries of the universe through tarot. About the Author:Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, all from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, T Magazine, Tin House, Slate, and Guernica, among others.He is the winner of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak.  Chee is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. Episode Credits:This episode was produced, mixed, and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn, with editorial help from Beau Friedlander.  Our host and co-producer is Amanda Stern.  Music:“Rufus Canis” by Rufus Canis, “Timeless Love” by Joonie, “The Finch” by Rufus Canis, “Bloom” by Brian Sussman, “Anti Atlas” by Angele David Guillou, “Better” by Jackie Hill Perry,, “Uni Swing Vox” by Rufus Canis, “Grin” by JPoetic.

Auckland Writers Festival
To Life: Alexander Chee (2019)

Auckland Writers Festival

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2019 45:36


Alexander Chee is variously described as “masterful” (Roxane Gay), “incendiary” (The New York Times) and “brilliant” (The Washington Post). Author of the novels Edinburgh and Queen of the Night, he has now written the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel – shortlisted for the PEN Diamonstein-Vogel Prize for the Art of the Essay. In it he scrutinises the emotional and psychological events of his life, and examines the versions of himself – son, subject of sexual abuse, gay man, Korean-American, artist, activist, lover, and friend. He also gives advice on keeping the rent low and the employment flexible. In conversation with Sasha de Buyl. Supported by Platinum Patrons Peter Macky & Yuri Opeshko.

Race Matters
Episode 16: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel (with Alexander Chee)

Race Matters

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2019 23:31


Intergenerational language, first times in drag and... Spider-Man fan fiction? Korean-American writer and essayist Alexander Chee talks to Darren about his best-seller How to Write an Autobiographical Novel and so, so much more.

MashReads Podcast
Merry Spinster and books inspired by fairy tales

MashReads Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2018 42:37


This week on the MashReads Podcast, we read and discuss Daniel Mallory Ortberg's new short story collection "Merry Spinster." The book reimagines classic fairy tales but with very dark twists. Then, inspired by "Merry Spinster" we move on to discuss other books inspired by fairy tales that we love. And as always, we close with recommendations: Peter recommends the video game "God of War." "It is just an incredibly well rought game in terms of basically everything. It feels great, it looks great, but I think what's captivated me most about it is how the story itself is such a mature standing for a character that had previously been an incarnation of greedy bloodbaths. I think it's symobolic of a lot of growth in the video game inudstry as a whole." (You can check out Mashable's review of the game here.) Martha recommends the 1997 version of Cinderalla featuring Brandy and Whitney Houston. "These are all legends and it's fantastic. It's the black Cinderella. It's perfect." She also recommends doing facemasks during your flights. "You put your facemask on and so that you wake up wherever you're landing, you feel fantastic and you look fantastic." MJ recommends the New York Times podcast Still Processing's episode about Beychella, Beyonce history-making Coachella performance. "They talk about Beychella in terms of pop culture, pop culture history, race. It's the smartest deconstruction and reading of what this performance is." Next week we are reading "The Rosary," an essay by Alexander Chee from his new collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel. You can find it online here and we hope you'll join us in reading it.