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Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Veteran and Author Phil Klay and Historian and Author Kenneth C David on Memorial Day Episode 612

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 67:47


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more  Kenneth C. Davis is the bestselling author of Don't Know Much About® History and other books in the Don't Know Much About® series. He also wrote the acclaimed In the Shadow of Liberty. For 30 years, Kenneth C. Davis has proven that Americans don't hate history — just the dull version they slept through in class. Davis's approach is to refresh us on the subjects we should have learned in school. He does it by busting myths, setting the record straight, and making history human. If your school, library or learning community would like to speak with Kenneth C. Davis about American history, click on   Classroom Skypes or Custom Virtual Visits to learn more. Phil Klay is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His short story collection Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the National Book Critics' Circle John Leonard Prize for best debut work in any genre, and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times. His nonfiction work won the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters in the category of Cultural & Historical Criticism in 2018. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the Brookings Institution's Brookings Essay series. He currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University. His debut novel, Missionaries, was released in October 2020 with Penguin Press. Pete on YouTube  Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

The afikra Podcast
LAILA LALAMI | The Other American & The Moor's Account | Conversations

The afikra Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 56:16


Laila Lalami talked about her award-winning books, The Other American, The Moor's Account, Secret Son, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits & Conditional Citizens.Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain, and the United States. She is the author of five books, including The Moor's Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab-American Book Award, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. It was on the longlist for the Booker Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Other Americans, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the National Book Award in Fiction. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, Harper's, the Guardian, and the New York Times. She has been awarded fellowships from the British Council, the Fulbright Program, and the Guggenheim Foundation and is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of California at RiversideCreated and hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About the afikra Conversations:Our long-form interview series features academics, arts, ‎and media experts who are helping document and/or shape the history and culture of the Arab world through their ‎work. Our hope is that by having the guest share their expertise and story, the community still walks away with newfound curiosity - and maybe some good recommendations about new nerdy rabbit holes to dive into headfirst. ‎Following the interview, there is a moderated town-hall-style Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience ‎on Zoom.‎ Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp   FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:‎afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on  afikra.com

The Unspeakable Podcast
An Act of Love. The Gift of Death: Author Amy Bloom On Her New Memoir

The Unspeakable Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 57:28


Amy Bloom is the author of ten books, mostly works of fiction, and her short story collections have been finalists for The National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her latest book, In Love, is a memoir about her husband Brian's diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's in his mid-sixties and Brian's decision to end his life on his own terms. This required traveling to Zurich, Switzerland, where an organization called Dignitas facilitates what they call “accompanied suicide." Amy talked with Meghan about what was involved in getting to Digntas and why even though assisted dying is technically legal in some states in the U.S., the process is much more difficult than most people realize. In addition to being an author and a professor of creative writing at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Amy has also been a practicing psychotherapist for decades and she talks about how that role intersects with her writing life and what she's learned about relationships and compatibility after years of hearing people's stories and telling her own.      Guest Bio: Amy Bloom is the author of four novels and three collections of short stories, including Come To Me, a finalist for the National Book Award, and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Award. Her most recent book is the widely acclaimed NY Times bestselling memoir, In Love. She has written for magazines such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Elle, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and Salon, and her work has been translated into fifteen languages. She is the Silverberg-Shapiro Professor of Creating Writing at Wesleyan University.   

Sacred and Profane Love
Episode 49: Christopher Beha on Lucky Per

Sacred and Profane Love

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 101:56


In this episode, I speak with the writer, editor, and critic, Christopher Beha, about the Danish bildungsroman by Henrik Pontoppidan, Lucky Per. We focus on Per's struggle to escape from those aspects of his life that are not chosen—family, religion, place—his quest to understand himself, to love other people, and to live a life that is truly happy and free.  Along the way, we discuss reviews of the novel by James Wood and Morten Hoi Jensen, and we give our own diagnosis of why Per fails to be either happy or free.  I hope you enjoy our conversation. Links: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/10/21/a-neglected-modern-masterpiece-and-its-perverse-hero https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/09/30/the-danish-tolstoy/   Christopher Beha is the author of a memoir, The Whole Five Feet, and the novels Arts & Entertainments and What Happened to Sophie Wilder. His latest novel, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts, was nominated for the 2020 National Book Award. He is the editor of Harper's Magazine. Jennifer Frey is an associate Professor of Philosophy and Peter and Bonnie McCausland Faculty Fellow at the University of South Carolina. She is also a fellow of the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America and the Word on Fire Institute. Prior to joining the philosophy faculty at USC, she was a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Chicago, where she was a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and an affiliated faculty in the philosophy department.  She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, and her B.A. in Philosophy and Medieval Studies (with a Classics minor) at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. She has published widely on action, virtue, practical reason, and meta-ethics, and has recently co-edited an interdisciplinary volume, Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology. Her writing has also been featured in Breaking Ground, First Things, Fare Forward, Image, Law and Liberty, The Point, and USA Today. She lives in Columbia, SC, with her husband, six children, and chickens. You can follow her on Twitter @jennfrey. Sacred and Profane Love is a podcast in which philosophers, theologians, and literary critics discuss some of their favorite works of literature, and how these works have shaped their own ideas about love, happiness, and meaning in human life. Host Jennifer A. Frey is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina. The podcast is generously supported by The Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America and produced by Catholics for Hire. Audio Edited & Music Produced by Tony Monson

Sacred and Profane Love
Episode 49: Christopher Beha on Lucky Per

Sacred and Profane Love

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 101:56


In this episode, I speak with the writer, editor, and critic, Christopher Beha, about the Danish bildungsroman by Henrik Pontoppidan, Lucky Per. We focus on Per's struggle to escape from those aspects of his life that are not chosen—family, religion, place—his quest to understand himself, to love other people, and to live a life that is truly happy and free. Along the way, we discuss reviews of the novel by James Wood and Morten Hoi Jensen, and we give our own diagnosis of why Per fails to be either happy or free. I hope you enjoy our conversation. Links: James Wood https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/10/21/a-neglected-modern-masterpiece-and-its-perverse-hero Morten Hoi Jensen https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/09/30/the-danish-tolstoy/ Christopher Beha is the author of a memoir, The Whole Five Feet, and the novels Arts & Entertainments and What Happened to Sophie Wilder. His latest novel, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts, was nominated for the 2020 National Book Award. He is the editor of Harper's Magazine. Jennifer Frey is an associate Professor of Philosophy and Peter and Bonnie McCausland Faculty Fellow at the University of South Carolina. She is also a fellow of the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America and the Word on Fire Institute. Prior to joining the philosophy faculty at USC, she was a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Chicago, where she was a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and an affiliated faculty in the philosophy department. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, and her B.A. in Philosophy and Medieval Studies (with a Classics minor) at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. She has published widely on action, virtue, practical reason, and meta-ethics, and has recently co-edited an interdisciplinary volume, Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology. Her writing has also been featured in Breaking Ground, First Things, Fare Forward, Image, Law and Liberty, The Point, and USA Today. She lives in Columbia, SC, with her husband, six children, and chickens. You can follow her on Twitter @jennfrey. Sacred and Profane Love is a podcast in which philosophers, theologians, and literary critics discuss some of their favorite works of literature, and how these works have shaped their own ideas about love, happiness, and meaning in human life. Host Jennifer A. Frey is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina. The podcast is generously supported by The Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America and produced by Catholics for Hire. Audio Edited & Music Produced by Tony Monson

Keen On Democracy
Phil Klay on Rebuilding the American Citizen in an Age of Endless, Invisible War

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 39:14


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Phil Klay, author of Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War. Phil Klay is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and the author of Redeployment, which won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, and Missionaries, which was named one of the Ten Best Books of 2020 by The Wall Street Journal. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. He currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University and is a board member for Arts in the Armed Forces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

il posto delle parole
Angela Staude Terzani "Premio Terzani"

il posto delle parole

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 19:04


Angela Staude Terzani"Premio Terzani"Festival vicino/lontanohttps://www.vicinolontano.it/Il Premio letterario internazionale Tiziano Terzani è stato istituito nel 2004 dall'associazione culturale vicino/lontano, d'intesa e in collaborazione con la moglie, Angela Staude Terzani, e i figli Saskia e Folco del giornalista e scrittore fiorentino.In occasione del primo incontro della Giuria, il 5 dicembre 2004 a Udine, lo scrittore e reporter di guerra polacco Ryszard Kapuściński, ora scomparso, espresse con efficacia il senso di un premio dedicato alla figura di Terzani all'interno del progetto vicino/lontano: «Il ricordo di Tiziano Terzani – disse Kapuściński – mi è molto caro. Il nostro mondo, che dicono globalizzato, è invece fatto di molte province, di tante culture diverse. Tiziano Terzani con il suo lavoro di giornalista ha saputo davvero creare quel ponte tra le diversità e le differenze che poi dà modo anche agli altri di capire il mondo, un mondo che cambia velocemente e drammaticamente. Tiziano Terzani lo ha potuto fare perché sapeva guardare, i suoi occhi sapevano guardare nel modo giusto. E per questo Tiziano Terzani è stato un vero, importante testimone del nostro tempo. In tanti scrivono. Oggi siamo sommersi da un diluvio di parole, ma poco di quello che viene scritto rimarrà». La giuria del Premio è presieduta, fin dalla prima edizione, da Angela Terzani, garante – con l'associazione vicino/lontano – dell'indipendenza del riconoscimento. Il Premio Terzani viene consegnato ogni anno a Udine nel corso del Festival vicino/lontano.Il vincitore: Colum McCannNato a Dublino nel 1965, è uno scrittore irlandese naturalizzato statunitense. Vive con la famiglia a New York e insegna scrittura creativa all'Hunter College. È riconosciuto a livello internazionale come uno dei massimi romanzieri di lingua inglese degli ultimi decenni. Nel 2009 si è aggiudicato il National Book Award con Questo bacio vada al mondo intero, tradotto in 35 lingue e insignito dei più prestigiosi riconoscimenti letterari mondiali. La sua narrativa ha riscosso unanimi apprezzamenti per la sensibilità nel raccontare le complesse geografie del mondo globalizzato, privilegiando talora lo sguardo di personaggi che vivono ai margini della storia. In Italia sono usciti in passato alcuni suoi romanzi ora fuori catalogo. Apeirogon (traduzione di Marinella Magrì) è edito da Feltrinelli, che sta pubblicando tutte le sue opere. Sono già in libreria TransAtlantico (2021) e Lascia che il mondo giri (2022).La motivazione della giuriaIn un'esplosione di frammenti narrativi, Colum McCann mette in scena i brandelli di un conflitto apparentemente senza soluzione. Sono mille e uno i frammenti. Come le Mille e una notte di Sherazade. E infiniti sono i lati del poligono chiamato apeirogon. Come i punti di vista da cui l'israeliano Rami e il palestinese Bassam cercano di comprendere una realtà troppo complessa per essere osservata, e giudicata, da un unico lato.Lo strazio indicibile, il lutto cui nessuna lingua ha saputo dare un nome, per la perdita delle proprie bambine, uccise ciascuna dalla guerra dell'altro, squarcia le loro vite – e scuote in profondità le nostre coscienze – ma sorprendentemente li trasforma in uomini di pace: complici di una nuova battaglia da combattere insieme, imbracciando come unica arma il comune dolore di padri. Contro la tentazione della vendetta e la trappola dell'odio. Nel segno della pietà e della compassione.Così, mentre l'orrore della guerra bussa di nuovo alle porte d'Europa, Colum McCann ci regala una speranza, mostrandoci che sotto le logiche della politica, e della geopolitica, si muovono persone – e sono tante – che al dolore della perdita, all'umiliazione della sconfitta, hanno deciso di contrapporre, dal basso, una coraggiosa, instancabile ricerca del dialogo. Alle loro voci Colum McCann unisce la sua, indicandoci la necessità di una nuova consapevolezza: in un mondo dominato dal caos, abbiamo il dovere di “abbracciare la confusione”, ma dobbiamo farlo insieme, e dobbiamo farlo subito, imparando a condividere quest'unica Terra. E viverci in pace.Per la raffinata qualità letteraria di questo libro dalla struttura originale, di irresistibile potenza evocativa, per l'appello urgente che contiene, la giuria conferisce il Premio Letterario Internazionale Tiziano Terzani 2022 a Colum McCann.IL POSTO DELLE PAROLEascoltare fa pensarehttps://ilpostodelleparole.it/

Free Library Podcast
Ken Kalfus | 2 A.M. in Little America

Free Library Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 52:46


In conversation with Nathaniel Popkin The ''rare writer who can combine keen, grounded, psychological observation with visionary headiness'' (Salon), Ken Kalfus is the author of the novels The Commissariat of Enlightenment, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; A Disorder Peculiar to the Country, a National Book Award finalist; and Equilateral. His short story collections include Coup de Foudre, Thirst, and PU-239 and Other Russian Fantasies. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Pew Fellowship for the Arts, Kalfus's works have been translated into more than 10 languages. In 2 A.M. in Little America, Kalfus imagines a plausibly dystopian future in which young people from the United States are forced to emigrate to other countries because of large-scale civil unrest. Nathaniel Popkin's many books of fiction and nonfiction include Everything is Borrowed, The Year of the Return, and To Reach the Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of Eco-Crisis. He is co-editor of the literary anthology Who Will Speak for America?, was the fiction editor of Cleaver Magazine, and the writer/editor of the Emmy-winning documentary film series Philadelphia: The Great Experiment.  (recorded 5/11/2022)

Keen On Democracy
Jim Shepard on Why the Covid Pandemic Might Only Be Phase One in the Destruction of the World

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 35:31


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Jim Shepard, co-author of Phase Six. Jim Shepard is the author of seven previous novels, most recently The Book of Aron (winner of the 2016 PEN New England Award, the Sophie Brody Medal for Achievement in Jewish Literature, the Ribalow Prize for Jewish literature, the Clark Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award) and five story collections, including Like You'd Understand, Anyway, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won The Story Prize. His short fiction has appeared in, among other magazines, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Esquire, Tin House, Granta, Zoetrope, Electric Literature, and Vice, and has often been selected for The Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with his wife, three children, and three beagles, and he teaches at Williams College. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan
Douglas Stuart on the Strangeness of Sharing Your Own Grief and Loss in Fiction

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 64:45


On today's episode of The Literary Life, at a live event at Books & Books, Connie Ogle interviews Douglas Stuart to discuss his new novel, Young Mungo, out now from Grove Atlantic. Douglas Stuart is a Scottish-American author. His New York Times-bestselling debut novel Shuggie Bain won the 2020 Booker Prize and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It was the winner of two British Book Awards, including Book of the Year, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, Kirkus Prize, as well as several other literary awards. Stuart's writing has appeared in the New Yorker and Literary Hub. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Quotomania
Quotomania 215: Sally Mann

Quotomania

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 1:30


Subscribe to Quotomania on Simplecast or search for Quotomania on your favorite podcast app!Sally Mann (born in Lexington, Virginia, 1951) is one of America's most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. Her many books include At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994), What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), Proud Flesh (2009), The Flesh and the Spirit (2010), Remembered Light (2016) and Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings (2018). In 2001 Mann was named “America's Best Photographer” by Time magazine. A 1994 documentary about her work, Blood Ties, was nominated for an Academy Award and the feature film, What Remains, was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2008. Her bestselling memoir, Hold Still (Little, Brown, 2015), received universal critical acclaim, and was named a finalist for the National Book Award. In 2016 Hold Still won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. The National Gallery of Art presented a critically lauded show, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, in 2018. Comprised of 109 prints and several videos, A Thousand Crossings addresses complex issues relating to the American South and will travel internationally until the beginning of 2020. Mann is represented by Gagosian Gallery, New York. She lives in Virginia.From https://www.sallymann.com/new-page. For more information about Sally Mann:Hold Still: https://www.sallymann.com/new-page-2“The Color of Humanity in Sally Mann's South”: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/the-color-of-humanity-in-sally-manns-south“Making Art Out Of Bodies: Sally Mann Reflects on Life and Photography”: https://www.npr.org/transcripts/405937803Photo by Michelle Hood

Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce
Pages 532 - 540 │ Oxen of the Sun, part V │ Read by Douglas Stuart

Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 16:13


Pages 532 - 540 │ Oxen of the Sun, part V │ Read by Douglas StuartDouglas Stuart is a Scottish-American author. His debut novel, Shuggie Bain, won the 2020 Booker Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His short stories are published in The New Yorker. His next novel, Young Mungo, publishes in 2022. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he now lives and works in New York City. douglasdstuart.comFollow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Doug_D_StuartFollow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/douglas_stuartBuy Young Mungo here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/I/9781529068771/young-mungo*Looking for our author interview podcast? Listen here: https://podfollow.com/shakespeare-and-companySUBSCRIBE NOW FOR EARLY EPISODES AND BONUS FEATURESAll episodes of our Ulysses podcast are free and available to everyone. However, if you want to be the first to hear the recordings, by subscribing, you can now get early access to recordings of complete sections.Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/channel/shakespeare-and-company/id6442697026Subscribe on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/sandcoIn addition a subscription gets you access to regular bonus episodes of our author interview podcast. All money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop's non-profit.*Discover more about Shakespeare and Company here: https://shakespeareandcompany.comBuy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulyssesFind out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/homeAdam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Find out more about him here: https://www.adambiles.netBuy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-timeDr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco.Original music & sound design by Alex Freiman.Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1Follow Alex Freiman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alex.guitarfreiman/Featuring Flora Hibberd on vocals.Hear more of Flora Hibberd here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EFG7rqfVfdyaXiRZbRkpSVisit Flora Hibberd's website: This is my website:florahibberd.com and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florahibberd/ Music production by Adrien Chicot.Hear more from Adrien Chicot here: https://bbact.lnk.to/utco90/Follow Adrien Chicot on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/adrienchicot/Photo of Douglas Stuart by Clive Smith See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Quotomania
Quotomania 214: Susan Sontag

Quotomania

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 1:30


Subscribe to Quotomania on Simplecast or search for Quotomania on your favorite podcast app!Susan Sontag was born in New York City on January 16, 1933, grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and attended high school in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from the College of the University of Chicago and did graduate work in philosophy, literature, and theology at Harvard University and Saint Anne's College, Oxford.Her books, all published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, include four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America; a collection of short stories, I, etcetera; several plays, including Alice in Bed and Lady from the Sea; and nine works of nonfiction, starting with Against Interpretation and including On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, Where the Stress Falls, Regarding the Pain of Others, and At the Same Time. In 1982, FSG published A Susan Sontag Reader. Her stories and essays appeared in newspapers, magazines, and literary publications all over the world, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Art in America, Antaeus, Parnassus, The Threepenny Review, The Nation, and Granta. Her books have been translated into thirty-two languages.Among Ms. Sontag's many honors are the 2003 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the 2003 Prince of Asturias Prize, the 2001 Jerusalem Prize, the National Book Award for In America (2000), and the National Book Critics Circle Award forOn Photography (1978). In 1992 she received the Malaparte Prize in Italy, and in 1999 she was named a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government (she had been named an Officier in the same order in 1984). Between 1990 and 1995 she was a MacArthur Fellow.Ms. Sontag died in New York City on December 28, 2004.From http://www.susansontag.com/SusanSontag/index.shtmlFor more information about Susan Sontag:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Maggie Nelson on Sontag, at 19:50: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-048-maggie-nelsonRosanne Cash on Sontag, at 12:13: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-015-rosanne-cash“Susan Sontag, The Art of Fiction No. 143”: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1505/the-art-of-fiction-no-143-susan-sontag“Where to Start with Susan Sontag”: https://www.nypl.org/blog/2017/01/13/where-to-start-susan-sontag“An Interview with Susan Sontag”: https://bostonreview.net/articles/susan-sontag-interview-geoffrey-movius/Photo by Lynn Gilbert

Storybound
S5. Ep. 9: Phil Klay reads his essay "The Citizen-Soldier: Moral Risk and the Modern Military"

Storybound

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 50:40


Phil Klay reads his essay "The Citizen-Soldier: Moral Risk and the Modern Military," backed by an original Storybound remix with sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer. Phil Klay is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His short story collection, "Redeployment" won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the National Book Critics' Circle John Leonard Prize for best debut work in any genre, and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times. His nonfiction work won the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters in the category of Cultural & Historical Criticism in 2018. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the Brookings Institution's Brookings Essay series. He currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University. His debut novel, Missionaries, was released in October 2020 with Penguin Press. Support Storybound by supporting our sponsors: Norton: "Fencing with the King" and "The Family Chao" are available wherever books are sold. Acorn.tv is the largest commercial free British streaming service with hundreds of exclusive shows from around the world. Try acorn.tv for free for 30 days by going to acorn.tv and using promo code Storybound. Storyworth: Save $10 on your first purchase at Storyworth.com/Storybound Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod. *** This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Storybound, you might enjoy reading, writing, and storytelling. We'd like to suggest you also try the History of Literature or Book Dreams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Creative Process Podcast
James & Deborah Fallows · Co-authors of “Our Towns” · Founders of Our Towns Civic Foundation

The Creative Process Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022


James Fallows has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic for more than thirty-five years, reporting from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe, and across the United States. Winner of the National Book Award and National Magazine Award, he's the author of twelve books and his work has appeared in numerous publications and on public-radio. For two years he was President Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter.Deborah Fallows is a linguist and writer. The author of Dreaming in Chinese and A Mother's Work, she has written for The Atlantic, National Geographic, and The New York Times, among others and has worked at the Pew Research Center, Oxygen Media, and Georgetown University.Following the success of their NYTimes bestselling book Our Towns and HBO documentary based on their reporting on around 50 towns around the country, they formed the Our Towns Civic Foundation to promote reporting from under-served areas across the US, connect innovators and give Americans a fuller and more realistic picture of their country's challenges and opportunities.Our Towns (HBO Movie): https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/our-townsOur Towns (book): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/550194/our-towns-by-james-fallows-and-deborah-fallows/ Our Towns Civic Foundation: https://www.ourtownsfoundation.org/ Our Towns Civic Foundation is a new non-profit organization that promotes reporting from under-served areas across the United States, to connect innovators dealing with the problems of this era, and gives Americans a fuller and more realistic picture of their countries challenges and opportunities."Deb Fallows, Dreaming in Chinese https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/dreaming-in-chinese-9780802779144/Deb Fallows, A Mother's Work https://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Work-Deborah-Fallows/dp/0395362180Jim Fallows, More Like Us https://www.amazon.com/More-like-Strengths-Traditional-Challenge/dp/B0010HBVYQOther books https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/8383/james-fallows/ Substack: https://fallows.substack.com/Photo © Michael Shay Polara Studio

Keen On Democracy
Sy Montgomery: How Hawks Teach Us a Different Way to Love

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 29:15


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Sy Montgomery, author of The Hawk's Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty. Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of thirty-one acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including The Hummingbirds' Gift, the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus, and the memoir The Good Good Pig, which was a New York Times bestseller. The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, writer Howard Mansfield, and a border collie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Write The Book
Jacqueline Woodson - Archive Interview (4/18/22)

Write The Book

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 45:30


An interview from the archives with Jacqueline Woodson, about her National Book Award winning memoir-in-verse, Brown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Books). Have you ever tried to write a story in verse? Not necessarily a long story. Maybe an anecdote you would share with a friend about something that happened to you on a random Monday afternoon. This week's Write the Book Prompt is to consider a story from your life, and write about it in verse. If it will help, set yourself some rules before you begin. If you don't like rhymes, don't worry about rhymes. You can make your verse fit some syllabic intention, you can create a pantoum, in which the last line is often the same as the first, or an abecedarian, which spells out the alphabet, word by word or line by line. There are many ways to write verse, and the poet is in charge. Good luck with your work in the coming week, and tune in next week for another prompt or suggestion.   Music Credit: Aaron Shapiro 726

Monte Belmonte's Podcast
A WEEK OF MORNINGS April 29th 2022

Monte Belmonte's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 92:46


Preparing to Meltdown. Our free family music and book bash. I'll talk with well decorated authors JJK and Heidi Stemple and the creators of the Tumble Science Podcast for kids. Resurrecting an extinct bar with…a dinosaur. On saving The Drake and on what actually killed the dinosaurs. Poetry, pie and pugilism with National Book Award winning poet Martin Espada.

Book Club for Kids
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Book Club for Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 24:31


We celebrate National Poetry Month with the National Book Award winning novel The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Readers from Charles Hart Middle School in Washington DC talk about poetry, MeToo, and favorite books with host Kitty Felde. Celebrity reader is Monica Vigil, who costars in The Fina Mendoza Mysteries podcast, which launches season 2 on May 3rd.

Club Book
Club Book Episode 138 Jason Mott

Club Book

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 62:46


Jason Mott is the pen behind Hell of a Book, winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly described Mott's modern masterpiece as […]

The Daily Poem
Louise Gluck's "Averno"

The Daily Poem

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 8:56


Louise Elisabeth Glück (/ɡlɪk/, GLICK;[1][2] born April 22, 1943) is an American poet and essayist. She won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, whose judges praised "her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal".[3] Her other awards include the Pulitzer Prize, National Humanities Medal, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Bollingen Prize. From 2003 to 2004, she was Poet Laureate of the United States.Bio via Wikipedia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

City Arts & Lectures
Lauren Groff

City Arts & Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 70:21


Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and the author of four novels and two collections of short stories.  The relatively young author gathered major attention for her novel Fates and Furies – from literary awards to a nod from President Barack Obama.  Her newest novel, Matrix, imagines the life of Marie du France, a medieval writer who became France's first woman poet. Her work regularly appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and elsewhere, and she was named one of Granta's 2017 Best Young American Novelists. On April 12, 2022, Lauren Groff came to the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco to talk about Matrix with Isabel Duffy.  The two also discussed the utterly unique way in which Groff writes her novels.  After copious research, she writes a complete first draft, tosses that away without reviewing it, writes a new draft, and repeats the process again. With Matrix, she went through eight full drafts before arriving at the final version.

NH Secrets Legends and Lore
Sy Montgomery Dances on the West Wind with “The Hawk's Way”

NH Secrets Legends and Lore

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 39:43


“Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain topsSail over the canyons and up to the starsAnd reach for the heavens and hope for the futureAnd all that we can be and not what we are.”~ John DenverIt may seem to some nearly heretical to use the lyrics of a song to highlight the poetic and beautiful writing of Sy Montgomery but I suspect that she of all folks would understand that expressions of the beauty and joy that the animal kingdom brings to us all serve to complement one another and give more strength to the final message, not dissonance.Researching articles, films, and her 31 books for adults and children, nationally bestselling author Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Rwanda, hunted by a tiger in India, and swum with piranhas, electric eels and pink dolphins in the Amazon. Her work has taken her from the cloud forest of Papua New Guinea (for a book on tree kangaroos) to the Altai Mountains of the Gobi (for another on snow leopards.) For THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS (a National Book Award finalist) she befriended octopuses at the New England aquarium and scuba-dived and snorkeled with wild octopuses in Mexico and French Polynesia; next, she drew on her scuba skills to cage dive with great white sharks. Her latest book, out May 3, 2022, is “The Hawk's Way” in which she becomes “the junior partner” to this extraordinary ruler of the sky. Sy lives in New Hampshire with her husband, the writer Howard Mansfield, and their border collie Thurber.

KUCI: Film School
Algren / Film School Radio interview with Director Michael Caplan

KUCI: Film School

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022


In his mesmerizing feature documentary film, ALGREN, Michael Caplan drops us into the gritty world, brilliant mind, and noble heart of writer Nelson Algren. Exploding onto the national scene in 1950 after winning the first-ever National Book Award for The Man with the Golden Arm, Algren defined post-war American urban fiction with his brilliant depiction of working class Chicago. Hemingway declared him second only to Faulkner; Vonnegut dubbed him a literary groundbreaker. Hollywood soon came calling, immortalizing his breakout novel with none other than Frank Sinatra in the lead role. Algren even won a notorious place in both the heart and work of France's premiere feminist, Simone de Beauvoir. Including never-before-seen archival footage, newly uncovered audio recordings and his own rarely seen, personal photo collages, ALGREN charts the rise and fall of a man whose transgressions, compassion and thirst for justice pushed him to dedicate his life and career to giving a voice to the voiceless. Through interviews with Algren's friends, literary experts and artists – including William Friedkin, Russell Banks, Philip Kaufman, Billy Corgan and John Sayles – the film is an intimate, witty and even antagonistic portrait of a tireless champion of America's most marginalized. Director Michael Caplan (Stones from the Soil) joins us for a conversation on what inspired him to explore the world of a groundbreaking, deeply American writer who has never reached the level of recognition and acclaim of his literary brethren. For screenings and updates go to: firstrunfeatures.com/algren

Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce
Pages 459 - 468 │ Nausicaa, part II │ Read by Katie Kitamura

Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 16:30


Pages 459 - 468 │ Nausicaa, part II │ Read by Katie KitamuraKatie Kitamura most recent novel is Intimacies. Longlisted for the National Book Award and the Joyce Carol Oates Prize, it was one of The New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2021 and one of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2021. Her previous novel, A Separation, was a finalist for the Premio von Rezzori and a New York Times Notable Book. She has twice been a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, and has received fellowships from the Lannan, Santa Maddalena, and Jan Michalski foundations. Her work has been translated into 20 languages and is being adapted for television.Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/katiekitamuraFollow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/_katiekitamuraBuy Intimacies here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/I/9780399576164/intimacies-a-novel*Looking for our author interview podcast? Listen here: https://podfollow.com/shakespeare-and-companySUBSCRIBE NOW FOR EARLY EPISODES AND BONUS FEATURESAll episodes of our Ulysses podcast are free and available to everyone. However, if you want to be the first to hear the recordings, by subscribing, you can now get early access to recordings of complete sections.Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/channel/shakespeare-and-company/id6442697026Subscribe on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/sandcoIn addition a subscription gets you access to regular bonus episodes of our author interview podcast. All money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop's non-profit.*Discover more about Shakespeare and Company here: https://shakespeareandcompany.comBuy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulyssesFind out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/homeAdam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Find out more about him here: https://www.adambiles.netBuy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-timeDr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco.Original music & sound design by Alex Freiman.Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1Follow Alex Freiman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alex.guitarfreiman/Featuring Flora Hibberd on vocals.Hear more of Flora Hibberd here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EFG7rqfVfdyaXiRZbRkpSVisit Flora Hibberd's website: This is my website:florahibberd.com and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florahibberd/ Music production by Adrien Chicot.Hear more from Adrien Chicot here: https://bbact.lnk.to/utco90/Follow Adrien Chicot on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/adrienchicot/Photo of Katie Kitamura by Clayton Cubitt See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Chills at Will Podcast
Episode 119 with Deesha Philyaw, Master Storyteller, Builder of Intrigue, Skilled Worldbuilder, and Craftswoman of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Winner of the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

The Chills at Will Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 75:18


Episode 119 Notes and Links to Deesha Philyaw's Work        On Episode 119 of The Chills at Will Podcast, Pete welcomes Deesha Philyaw, and the two discuss, among other topics, Deesha's love of and obsession with books as a kid, her reading books above her age level, the shakeup she received in reading the “singular” James Baldwin, outstanding and innovative and inspirational contemporary writers, her college and post-college years loving literature but aiming for corporate work, her compulsion to write full-time, and themes and parallels between contemporary life and events from her standout short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies.        Deesha Philyaw's debut short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the 2020/2021 Story Prize, and the 2020 LA Times Book Prize: The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies focuses on Black women, sex, and the Black church, and is being adapted for television by HBO Max with Tessa Thompson executive producing. Deesha is also a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow and will be the 2022-2023 John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi.     Deesha Philyaw's Website   Renee Simms Reviews The Secret Lives of Church Ladies for Los Angeles Review of Books   Buy the Award-Winning The Secret Lives of Church Ladies   Nadia Owusu's Article for Slate: “The Secret Life of Deesha Philyaw”   Exciting News about the Upcoming HBO Series Based on the Story Collection!  At about 2:00, Sara Giorgi is shouted out as a strong editor, as Pete and Deesha talk about some fact-checking for her short story collection   At about 3:00, Deesha discusses early iterations of her short story collection   At about 4:35, Deesha responds to Pete's wondering about ideas of “finished” and “unfinished” stories   At about 6:25, Deesha details her love of books and having her family nurture her love of words   At about 10:00, Deesha recounts stories of “obsessing” over books and school in her childhood   At about 11:45, Deesha talks about a favorite writer, James Baldwin, and his multifaceted and intersectional legacies     At about 15:40, Pete wonders about Deesha's reading habits in her adolescent years    At about 19:00, Deesha talks about meaningful books, including The Autobiography of Malcolm X, that she read in high school and college, and about how writing for a career seemed so foreign to her   At about 21:50, Deesha references (very discreetly) the secret societies of Yale   At about 22:10, Deesha discusses her writing career developing slowly-starting as a hobby-in her late 20s, before accelerating with novel and short story writing   At about 23:45, Deesha mentions contemporary writers who inspire and challenge her, including Robert Jones, Jr., Maurice Ruffin, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Dantiel W. Moniz, and Dawnie Walton    At about 26:20, Deesha details how Robert Jones, Jr. has “revolutionized slave narratives”; Jabari Asim and Yonder is also mentioned as a book that does similar standout things   At about 29:35, Pete and Deesha discuss Deesha's varied interests and varied styles of writing, and how her life experiences have informed her writing; this includes how focusing on writing helps her “keep perspective”   At about 32:45, Deesha discusses seeds for the short story collection, including how the book draws upon many childhood experiences with church   At about 35:00, Deesha gives the secret about hearing stories as a kid, and cites Toni Morrison's  “Imagination as bound up in memory” in explaining inspirations   At about 36:50, Deesha discusses connections between the collection's epigraph and the stories themselves   At about 39:00, Deesha connects dots between two stories from the collection and Olivia's role in them   At about 40:00, Pete and Deesha discuss the female gaze that is centered in much of the collection, and Deesha talks about how women are held to different standards, including ideas of “respectable women”   At about 43:20, the two discuss the iconic “Peach Cobbler” and ideas of godliness    At about 45:00, Deesha responds to Pete's musings about the mother in “Peach Cobbler” by talking about ways of showing love   At about 48:00, Pete brings up ideas of pleasing others as a theme of “Peach Cobbler,” and Deesha expands on the ideas with regard to Olivia and wanting love and connection   At about 50:30, Pete mentions his connections to Eddie Levert with regard to his wedding, and Pete cites Kiese Laymon's wise words about many of Deesha's stories having “revelation rather than resolution”    At about 53:00, Deesha gives background on familial connections to the story “Eddie Levert is Coming”   At about 56:00, the two discuss themes and family from “Dear Sister”   At about 57:15, Deesha gives backstory on “Dear Sister” and the reality of the events   At about 59:10, the two discuss “Eula” and ideas of binaries with regards to ideas of sexual purity and Christianity/religiosity    At about 1:04:15, Pete compliments “Jael” and its intrigue and action   At about 1:05:40-1:11:00, Deesha reads a beautiful excerpt from “Snowfall”   At about 1:11:25, Pete asks about the upcoming HBO series based on her story collection-so exciting!   At about 1:13:15, Deesha gives her social media/contact information      You can now subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, and leave me a five-star review. You can also ask for the podcast by name using Alexa, and find the pod on Stitcher, Spotify, and on Amazon Music. Follow me on IG, where I'm @chillsatwillpodcast, or on Twitter, where I'm @chillsatwillpo1. You can watch other episodes on YouTube-watch and subscribe to The Chills at Will Podcast Channel. Please subscribe to both my YouTube Channel and my podcast while you're checking out this episode.  This is a passion project of mine, a DIY operation, and I'd love for your help in promoting what I'm convinced is a unique and spirited look at an often-ignored art form. The intro song for The Chills at Will Podcast is “Wind Down” (Instrumental Version), and the other song played on this episode was “Hoops” (Instrumental)” by Matt Weidauer, and both songs are used through ArchesAudio.com.     Please tune in for Episode 120 with traci kato-kiriyama, a multi-disciplinary artist, writer/author, actor, arts educator & community organizer. They have most recently released their book Navigating With(out) Instruments. Since 1996, she has performed and written for theatre tours, productions, artist residencies, and performance collaborations in hundreds of venues throughout the country, incl. LaMaMa Cabaret (NY); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF); A writer, actor, and theatre devisor, she is one half of the award-winning PULLproject Ensemble with actor/aerial artist, Kennedy Kabasares.   traci is the Co-Founder and Director for Tuesday Night Project, presenter of the Tuesday Night Cafe Series now in its 18th year and the longest-running Asian American mic series in the country. The episode will air on April 26. 

Arroe Collins
Tahereh Mafi Releases The Book This Woven Kingdom

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 9:41


Tahereh Mafi introduces the first book in a new epic, romantic trilogy, This Woven Kingdom. This YA novel invites readers into an intricate, absorbing world that weaves clashing empires, forbidden romance, and glimmering magic, with Persian mythology. To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient kingdom forced to hide in plain sight. The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can't put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom—and the world. Tahereh Mafi is the National Book Award nominated and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, An Emotion of Great Delight, Whichwood, and Furthermore. With more than 186,000 Instagram followers, Tahereh Mafi has a passionate, dedicated fan based that's always eager to devour her books.

Always Take Notes
#132: George Packer, journalist and author

Always Take Notes

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 65:11


Simon and Rachel speak with journalist and author George Packer. A staff writer for the Atlantic and a former staff writer for the New Yorker, George is the author of "The Unwinding: Thirty Years of American Decline", which was a New York Times bestseller and won a National Book Award. His other nonfiction books include "The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq", "Blood of the Liberals", which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2001, and "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century". He has also written two novels, "The Half Man" and "Central Square". George's writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Harper's, and other publications. We spoke to George about writing his latest book "Last Best Hope" while in lockdown, working at the New Yorker and the Atlantic, and the journalistic climate today. This episode is sponsored by Curtis Brown Creative, the writing school attached to the major literary agency. CBC has provided an exclusive discount for Always Take Notes listeners. You can use the code ATN20 for £20 off the full price of Writing a Memoir, or any other four- or six-week online writing course. You can find us online at alwaystakenotes.com, on Twitter @takenotesalways and on Instagram @alwaystakenotes. Our crowdfunding page is patreon.com/alwaystakenotes. Always Take Notes is presented by Simon Akam and Rachel Lloyd, and produced by Artemis Irvine. Our music is by Jessica Dannheisser and our logo was designed by James Edgar.

Arroe Collins
Tahereh Mafi Releases The Book This Woven Kingdom

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 9:41


Tahereh Mafi introduces the first book in a new epic, romantic trilogy, This Woven Kingdom. This YA novel invites readers into an intricate, absorbing world that weaves clashing empires, forbidden romance, and glimmering magic, with Persian mythology. To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient kingdom forced to hide in plain sight. The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can't put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom—and the world. Tahereh Mafi is the National Book Award nominated and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, An Emotion of Great Delight, Whichwood, and Furthermore. With more than 186,000 Instagram followers, Tahereh Mafi has a passionate, dedicated fan based that's always eager to devour her books.

Arroe Collins
Tahereh Mafi Releases The Book This Woven Kingdom

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 9:41


Tahereh Mafi introduces the first book in a new epic, romantic trilogy, This Woven Kingdom. This YA novel invites readers into an intricate, absorbing world that weaves clashing empires, forbidden romance, and glimmering magic, with Persian mythology. To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient kingdom forced to hide in plain sight. The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can't put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom—and the world. Tahereh Mafi is the National Book Award nominated and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, An Emotion of Great Delight, Whichwood, and Furthermore. With more than 186,000 Instagram followers, Tahereh Mafi has a passionate, dedicated fan based that's always eager to devour her books.

Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast
Bookshelfie: Scarlett Curtis

Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 50:11


Activist and author Scarlett Curtis celebrates Virginia Woolf and her brave and trailblazing attitude to mental health.Former Women's Prize for Fiction judge, Scarlett, is co-founder of The Pink Protest which has helped change two laws: a bill to help end period poverty and another to include FGM in the Children's Act. She's curated two books, Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and Other Lies) and It's Not Okay to Feel Blue (and Other Lies); the former is a National Book Award winner. Her podcast, Feminists Don't Wear Pink, amassed over 1 million listens in only 25 episodes.Scarlett's book choices are: ** Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson** I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith** Dawn by Octavia Butler ** Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf ** The Accidental by Ali SmithVick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season five of the Women's Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women's Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women. Don't want to miss the rest of Season Five? Listen and subscribe now! This podcast is sponsored by Baileys and produced by Bird Lime Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Maris Review
Episode 151: Emily St. John Mandel

The Maris Review

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 30:04


EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL's five previous novels include The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, has been translated into 35 languages, and is the basis for the HBO Max series by the same name. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Free Library Podcast
Raquel Salas Rivera | antes que isla es volcán / before island is volcano

Free Library Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 59:14


Introduced by Denice Frohman In conversation with Cynthia Dewi Oka The 2018–19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, Raquel Salas Rivera is the author of five full-length books of poetry. These poetry collections include lo terciario/the tertiary, longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry and winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry; while they sleep (under the bed is another country), longlisted for the 2020 Pen America Open Book Award; and x/ex/exis, winner of the inaugural Ambroggio Prize. The recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a grant from the Mellon Foundation, he serves as the principal translator for El proyecto de la literatura puertorriqueña/ The Puerto Rican Literature Project. In his latest poetry collection, Salas Rivera imagines a future decolonialized Puerto Rico. Originally from Bali, Indonesia, Cynthia Dewi Oka is the author of Fire Is Not a Country (2021) and Salvage (2017) from Northwestern University Press, and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water (2016) from Thread Makes Blanket Press. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, POETRY, Academy of American Poets, Hyperallergic, Guernica, The Rumpus, ESPNW, and elsewhere. A recipient of the Leeway Foundation's Transformation Award and the Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize, she is currently Poet in Residence at the Amy Clampitt House. (recorded 4/11/2022)

The Habit
Mitali Perkins Speaks for Outsiders

The Habit

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 43:47


Mitali Perkins has been a nominee for the National Book Award. She was born in India, but has lived all over the world. So it comes as no surprise that her books for young readers all explore the crossing of borders of one kind or another. Her newest book, Bare Tree and Little Wind, is a picture book that tells the story of Holy Week. In 2021, she published her first nonfiction book for adults, Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children's Novels to Refresh our Tired Souls. In this episode, Mitali and Jonathan Rogers discuss the benefits of being an outsider, the transmission of morality and hope, and literary "aunties and uncles." Support the show: https://therabbitroom.givingfuel.com/member See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jerm Warfare: The Battle Of Ideas
Michael Capuzzo on journalism, fake news, and conspiracy theories

Jerm Warfare: The Battle Of Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 69:27


Micheal Capuzzo is a journalist and author. Because his legacy is so profound, I'm going to simply quote his website. Michael Capuzzo is one of the country's most honored writers. A native of Boston, his six books include two critically acclaimed New York Times nonfiction bestsellers, Close to Shore and The Murder Room.  His books and articles have been nominated six times for the Pulitzer Prize, twice for the National Book Award, and for the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Among more than 100 journalism awards, Mike is a winner of the National Headliner Award and was a finalist for the Livingston Award and for the Gold Dagger Award for best nonfiction book of the year from the British Crime Writer's Association in London. His books are international bestsellers and his stories have been widely anthologized.   ​ Mike was a newspaper reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Miami Herald,  covering everything from hurricanes to the trials of the last Unconquered Seminole Medicine Man in the Everglades, has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, and was an award-winning United Feature Syndicate humor columnist for Newsday and forty other newspapers. His magazine stories have appeared in Smithsonian, Esquire, Life, Sports Illustrated, and Reader's Digest. He helped produce a special episode of ABC's 20/20 about his book The Murder Room that helped solve the cold murder of a 15-year-old girl, and his books have been widely optioned by leading Hollywood studios. Chatting with Mike was an absolute pleasure and very uplifting. Please support my work.

Monte Belmonte's Podcast
A WEEK OF MORNINGS April 8th 2022

Monte Belmonte's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 88:58


National Book Award winning poet Martin Espada reading his poetry and being welcome to his new Western Mass neighborhood. A rabid fox on Capitol Hill? And no its not the TV station. We'll hear all about it from Congressman Jim McGovern. Goat milk? We'll hear from a local goat farmer about the benefits of goat over cow. Getting your gently used books into the hands of the 3 in 5 kids in Springfield who don't have a single book in their home. And drinking Argentinian wines.

How To Be A Redhead
S4, Ep 7: Do Redheads Need More Anesthesia? Featuring Guest & Anesthesiologist, David Sherer, MD

How To Be A Redhead

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 25:19


You may have heard natural redheads need more anesthesia. Is this true? Is it false? Is it case-by-case? We believe knowledge is power and we wanted to dedicate an entire episode about this topic with an actual anesthesiologist.We're excited to welcome David Sherer, MD to today's podcast. He's an American anesthesiologist, health/medicine expert, and the author of five books. He is a graduate of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital anesthesia residency program. He is President and Founder of Consolidated Medicine, a medical and healthcare consulting group, and has written on the legal aspects of medicine, the economics of healthcare, and the shortcomings inherent in Western medicine. His website is etherthriller.com. In 2021, his non-fiction book What Your Doctor Won't Tell You and his novel Into the Ether were nominated for the National Book Award.He will answer the following questions:1.They say natural redheads need more anesthesia. Is this true?2. We have read that redheads need about 20% more anesthesia. Is that percentage accurate or does it change person by person?3. When we think of anesthesia, we think of surgery and being put under for hours at a time. What about local topical anesthetics, such as novocaine. Do redheads need more of that too?4. Do anesthesiologists get trained about this in medical school? And is this something to talk to your doctor/surgeon about because it's fairly new knowledge?5. We did a whole other podcast episode about why redheads feel less pain, and how our brains process pain differently. They say redheads need to be aware that they are likely more sensitive to pain-killing medication, such as opioids. Are you able to speak about if natural redheads need lower doses of opioids?6. Are there any other redhead facts you know about in the medical world?Head to podcast notes to see even more: https://www.howtobearedhead.com/do-redheads-need-more-anesthesia-an-anesthesiologist-tells-all/Finally Have Brows - a tinted eyebrow gel made by How to be a Redhead. Specially formulated and curated by us, Adrienne and Stephanie! Finally Have Brows is available in the original Longwearing version, and now in a Volumizing option too! Both options tint and provide perfect redhead eyebrows! You're unique, your eyebrow products should be too. Shop Finally Have Brows Longwearing and Volumizing at Shop.HowtobeaRedhead.comWant to help us spread the news about the How to be a Redhead brand and this podcast? Please give us a 5-star review and tell your friends (redheads and everyone else) to subscribe! You can listen to this podcast directly on HowtobeaRedhead.com, on Apple iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. And don't forget to look at the podcast notes to find links with products mentioned.. and so much more. Rock it like a Redhead!

The Creative Process Podcast
(Highlights) CARMEN MARIA MACHADO

The Creative Process Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022


“I would say that I write liminal fantasy. I write surrealist work and literary fiction. I write horror. Horror is probably the genre that speaks to me the most. I feel horror is the genre that I feel the most affinity towards. For me, that is the sweet spot where the beautiful and the grotesque meet each other. It's very interesting to me, and I think encouraging people to look at certain ideas that are horrifying, making them beautiful and interesting, that intersection of beauty and pain, humor and darkness, it's the most interesting place.”Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House and the award-winning short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of "The New Vanguard," one of "15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century."· carmenmariamachado.com · www.creativeprocess.info · www.oneplanetpodcast.org

The Creative Process Podcast

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House and the award-winning short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of "The New Vanguard," one of "15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century."· carmenmariamachado.com · www.creativeprocess.info · www.oneplanetpodcast.org

On Being with Krista Tippett
Mary Oliver — “I got saved by the beauty of the world.”

On Being with Krista Tippett

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 49:43


The late poet Mary Oliver is among the most beloved writers of modern times. Amidst the harshness of life, she found redemption in the natural world and in beautiful, precise language. She won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award among her many honors — and published numerous collections of poetry and also some wonderful prose. Krista met with her in 2015 for this rare, intimate conversation. We offer it up anew, as nourishment.Mary Oliver published over 25 books of poetry and prose, including Dream Work, A Thousand Mornings, and A Poetry Handbook. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984 for her book American Primitive. Her final work, Devotions, is a collection of poetry from her more than 50-year career, curated by the poet herself. She died in 2019.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.This show originally aired in February, 2015.

On Being with Krista Tippett
[Unedited] Mary Oliver with Krista Tippett

On Being with Krista Tippett

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 93:13


The late poet Mary Oliver is among the most beloved writers of modern times. Amidst the harshness of life, she found redemption in the natural world and in beautiful, precise language. She won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award among her many honors — and published numerous collections of poetry and also some wonderful prose. Krista met with her in 2015 for this rare, intimate conversation. We offer it up anew, as nourishment.Mary Oliver published over 25 books of poetry and prose, including Dream Work, A Thousand Mornings, and A Poetry Handbook. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984 for her book American Primitive. Her final work, Devotions, is a collection of poetry from her more than 50-year career, curated by the poet herself. She died in 2019.This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Mary Oliver — ‘I got saved by the beauty of the world.'" Find the transcript for that show at onbeing.org.This show originally aired in February, 2015.

The Bible for Kids Podcast
S4Ep12: A Story for Holy Week

The Bible for Kids Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 38:36


This week Amy and Mike catch up with author Mitali Perkins about her book Bare Tree and Little Wind: A Story for Holy Week. A lyrical, captivating retelling of the Palm Sunday and Easter story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, author of Rickshaw Girl, that is sure to become a beloved tradition for families of faith. Little Wind and the trees of Jerusalem can't wait for Real King to visit. But Little Wind is puzzled when the king doesn't look how he expected. His wise friend Bare Tree helps him learn that sometimes strength is found in sacrifice, and new life can spring up even when all hope seems lost.   This story stands apart for its imagination, endearing characters, and how it weaves Old Testament imagery into Holy Week and the promise of Jesus's triumphant return. While the youngest readers will connect to the curious Little Wind, older children and parents will appreciate the layers of meaning and Scriptural references in the story, making it a book families can enjoy together year after year. Mitali Perkins writes novels for young people, including You Bring the Distant Near (nominated for the National Book Award) Rickshaw Girl (NYPL best 100 Book for children in the past 100 years; film in 2021), Bamboo People (ALA Top 10 YA novel), and Tiger Boy (South Asia Book Award winner.) Her newest are Home Is In Between, a picture book published by Macmillan FSG, and a nonfiction book for adults, Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children's Novels to Refresh our Tired Souls, published by Broadleaf. She currently writes and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Shaping Opinion
Encore: How the Nuclear Bomb Came to Be

Shaping Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 60:36


Richard Rhodes won a Pulitzer Prize for his definitive book on the development of nuclear weapons called “The Making of the Atomic Bomb.” It's one of 26 books he's written, several of them focused on the world in the nuclear age. He joins Tim to talk about the wartime effort that changed everything, The Manhattan Project. This Encore Episode was first released November 4, 2019. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/shapingopinion/Encore_-_The_Building_of_the_Bomb.mp3 In 1938, nuclear fission was discovered in Nazi Germany just in time for Christmas. News of the scientific breakthrough was published in Germany, and later in a British scientific journal in 1939. At that same time, many Jewish scientists had escaped or were in the process of escaping from Nazi Germany. They would continue their lives and work in places like Canada and the United States. The persecution of the Jews was quickly brewing as the imminent threat of war loomed. These scientists knew the Nazis personally. They also knew that Germany still had many good scientists working on nuclear fission. This fact worried a group of Hungarian Jewish scientists who came to the United States from Germany. They wondered if the Nazis were developing an atomic bomb. They knew that it was possible, if not probable. How much progress have the Nazi scientists made? No one knew. Once Hitler had a bomb, would he use it? Everyone knew the answer to that question. Something else they knew, they had to help the United States develop the bomb before the Germans, and to do that, they had to get the attention of the President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The same thing was true in Great Britain. They enlisted the support of Albert Einstein, who together with scientist Leo Szilard, signed a letter to the president informing him of the grave threat. It worked. Winston Churchill also made a persuasive argument of his own. That was the formal beginning of America's commitment to the nuclear age. The actual beginning was on Monday, August 6th 1945 when the United States would drop a bomb called “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima that would forever change the threat of war in the world. Colonel Paul Tibbets piloted a B-29 bomber called the Enola Gay that dropped the bomb that would kill at least 70,000 people, and through radiation poisoning that total would rise to somewhere between 90,000 and 160,000 within a year. That bomb was the first time in history that an atomic bomb would be used in warfare, bringing about a swift end to the Allies' war with Japan and that country's unconditional surrender. Just as the bomb sent shockwaves in its wake, so, too did the emergence of the nuclear age. For the first time, one bomb could eliminate entire cities, leaving immediate and residual devastation. This in the context of the burgeoning Cold War, where the United States stood up against its geopolitical rival the Soviet Union, which was on its way to becoming the world's other nuclear power. In the ensuing decades as tensions between the super powers ebbed and flowed, no one ever felt as safe as they once did before the nuclear age. Richard Rhodes has authored 26 books, and has studied the nuclear age like few others. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard, MIT and Stanford. He is an emeritus member of the Atomic Heritage Foundation's Board of Directors, and has interviewed several of the Manhattan Project's scientists in his work. Links Richard Rhodes (website) The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes (Amazon) Manhattan Project, History.com The Atomic Heritage Foundation Why They called it The Manhattan Project, New York Times About this Episode's Guest Richard Rhodes Richard Rhodes is the author of 26 books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the ...