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Hosted by Maris Kreizman, cultural critic and author of the bestselling Slaughterhouse 90210, talks to authors you should know about their own books and the books they love, the shows and films they’ve watched, the music they’ve listened to, and the links they’ve clicked.


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Episode 99: Melissa Febos
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Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart and two essay collections: Abandon Me and her latest is Girlhood. She is an associate professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Episode 98: Amy Solomon and Aparna Nancherla
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This week on The Maris Review, Amy Solomon and Aparna Nancherla join Maris Kreizman to discuss the anthology Notes from the Bathroom Line: Humor, Art, and Low-Grade Panic from 150 of the Funniest Women in Comedy—which Amy edited, and Aparna contributed to—out now from Harper Design. Amy Solomon is a producer on HBO’s Silicon Valley and Barry. She currently runs Alec Berg’s production company, where she develops content for film and television. She is the editor of Notes from the Bathroom Line. Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and general silly billy. Her sense of humor is dry, existential, and absurd, with notes of uncalled-for whimsy. Think, a wine you didn’t order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Episode 97: Jo Ann Beard
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Jo Ann Beard is the author of the groundbreaking collection of autobiographical essays, The Boys of My Youth and Festival Days and the novel, In Zanesville. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Best American Essays, and other magazines and anthologies. She teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College.  Recommended Reading: The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen Orientation by Daniel Orozco Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
Episode 96: Jessica Winter
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Jessica Winter is an editor at The New Yorker and the author of the novel Break in Case of Emergency. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Bookforum, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Episode 95: Elon Green
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Elon Green has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The Columbia Journalism Review, and appears in the true-crime anthology Unspeakable Acts. He has been an editor at Longform since 2011. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
Episode 94: Naima Coster
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Naima Coster is the author of What's Mine and Yours and Halsey Street, and a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, as well as degrees from Fordham University and Yale. She has taught writing for over a decade, in community settings, youth programs, and universities. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Episode 93: Anakana Schofield
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Anakana Schofield is an award-winning Irish-Canadian writer of fiction, essays, and literary criticism. Her previous novels are Malarky (2012) and Martin John (2015). The UK edition of Bina was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2020, and the US edition was just recently published. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Episode 92: Patricia Lockwood
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This week on The Maris Review, Patricia Lockwood joins Maris Kreizman to discuss her book, No One Is Talking About This, out now from Riverhead. Patricia Lockwood was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and raised in all the worst cities of the Midwest. She is the author of two poetry collections, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black and Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, a New York Times Notable Book, and the memoir Priestdaddy, which was named one of the ten best books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review. Lockwood’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and the London Review of Books, where she is a contributing editor. This episode is brought to you by Literati Kids. Save 25% off your next two orders at literati.com/marisreview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Episode 91: Rebecca Carroll
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Rebecca Carroll is host of the podcast Come Through with Rebecca Carroll, and former cultural critic at WNYC. Her writing has been published widely, and she is the author of several interview-based books about race and blackness in America, including Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. Her new memoir is called Surviving the White Gaze. This episode is brought to you by Literati Kids. Save 25% off your next two orders at literati.com/marisreview Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Episode 90: Brandon Hobson
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Dr. Brandon Hobson is the author of the novel, The Removed, as well as Where the Dead Sit Talking, which was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award and winner of the Reading the West Award. He received his PhD in English/creative writing from Oklahoma State University. His fiction has won a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in such places as McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, NOON, and elsewhere. Hobson is an assistant professor of creative writing at New Mexico State University and also teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
Episode 89: Christopher Bonanos
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Christopher Bonanos is city editor at New York magazine, where he covers arts and culture and urban affairs. He is the author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid and Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous, and he is the editor of Encyclopedia of New York by the editors of New York magazine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Episode 88: Torrey Peters
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Torrey Peters is the author of the novellas Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones and The Masker, which are available for free on her website. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and an MA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth. She grew up in Chicago and now lives in Brooklyn and her debut novel is called Detransition, Baby. This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp. Save 10% your first month by going to betterhelp.com/maris. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
Episode 87: Mateo Askaripour
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MATEO ASKARIPOUR was a 2018 Rhode Island Writers Colony writer-in-residence, and his writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, Lit Hub, Catapult, The Rumpus, Medium, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn. Black Buck is his debut novel.  Recommended Reading: How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang The Spook Who Sat By the Door by Sam Greenlee Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
Episode 86: George Saunders
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George Saunders is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the Man Booker Prize; Congratulations, by the way; Tenth of December, a finalist for the National Book Award; The Braindead Megaphone; and the critically acclaimed short story collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, and In Persuasion Nation. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University. Recommended Reading: Opening Heaven’s Door by Patricia Pearson Seven Lessons in Physics by Carlo Rovelli Seven and a Half Lessons on the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett Thank you to Betterhelp for sponsoring this episode. Save 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/maris. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
Episode 85: Kate Zambreno
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Kate Zambreno is the author of several acclaimed books including Screen Tests, Heroines, and Green Girl. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The Virginia Quartlerly Review, and elsewhere. She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Episode 84: David Hill
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David Hill is a writer from Hot Springs, Arkansas. His work has appeared regularly in Grantland and The Ringer, and has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, and New York magazine, as well as on This American Life. He lives in Nyack, New York, with his wife and three children, where he serves as the vice president of the National Writers Union. The Vapors is his first book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Episode 83: Maggie Smith
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Maggie Smith is the author of three books of poetry: Good Bones,The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, and Lamp of the Body. Her latest book, Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change, a collection of essays and quotes, is a national bestseller. In 2016 her poem “Good Bones” went viral internationally. Public Radio International called it “the official poem of 2016.” This episode is brought to you by TalkSpace. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace by using the code MARISREVIEW. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
Episode 82: Jess Walter
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Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington. This episode was presented with the 2020 Miami Book Fair. This episode is presented by Green Chef. Go to GreenChef.com/marisreview80 and use code marisreview80 to get $80 off including free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
Episode 81: Michelle Buteau
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Michelle Buteau is a comedian, actress, and host known for her roles in The Circle, Always Be My Maybe, First Wives Club, Someone Great, Russian Doll, and Tales of the City, as well as her stand-up specials, including Welcome to Buteaupia, on Netflix and Comedy Central. She lives in the Bronx with her husband and family. She and her husband also run Van der Most Modern, a vintage furniture store in Brooklyn. Recommended Reading: You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero Well That Escalated Quickly by Franchesca Ramsey A Better Man by Michael Ian Black  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Introducing Little Stories Everywhere
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While you wait for our next episode, we wanted to share Wondery’s newest podcast, Little Stories Everywhere, with you. Little Stories Everywhere is the perfect immersive experience to share by the fireplace with loved ones this holiday season.  Each week, hosts Virginia Madsen and Robbie Daymond will read a different children’s classic - some of the most magical stories ever told, now reimagined with enchanting sound design that is sure to captivate the whole family.  Listen now to a preview of "A Merry Christmas" by Louisa May Alcott from Little Stories Everywhere. While you’re listening, subscribe to Little Stories Everywhere on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or listen ad-free in the Wondery app, by going to http://wondery.fm/marisreview_LSE.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2020
Episode 80: Sarah Shun-Li Bynum
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Sarah Shun-lien Bynum is the author of the novels Ms. Hempel Chronicles, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award; and Madeleine Is Sleeping, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including the New Yorker, Ploughshares, Tin House, The Best American Short Stories, and the O. Henry Prize Stories. She lives in Los Angeles. Her recent story collection is called Likes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Episode 79: Emily Temple
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Emily Temple earned a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA in fiction from the University of Virginia. Her short fiction has appeared in Colorado Review, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, Indiana Review, Fairy Tale Review, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is a senior editor at Literary Hub. A Lightness is her first novel. Recommended Reading: Luster by Raven Leilani The New Wilderness by Diane Cook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Episode 78: Kiese Laymon
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Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Kiese Laymon, Ottilie Schillig Professor in English and Creative Writing and the University of Mississippi, is the author of the novel Long Division, the memoir Heavy, and the essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. Recommended Reading: The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw Breathe by Imani Perry The Yellow House by Sarah Broom Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Episode 77: Diane Cook
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Diane Cook is the author of the novel, THE NEW WILDERNESS, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and the story collection, MAN V. NATURE, which was a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award, the Believer Book Award, The Pen/Hemingway Award, and the Los Angeles Times Award for First Fiction.  Recommended Reading: Fire Season by Philip Connors The World Without Us by Alan Weisman A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang Temporary by Hilary Leichter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Episode 76: David Sedaris
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David Sedaris is the author of Calypso, Theft by Finding, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. He lives in England and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This Episode's Sponsors: This episode is brought to you by Amazon Publishing and the new short story collection Nothing Like I Imagined by Mindy Kaling. Download today at amazon.com/mindystories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Episode 75: David Goodwillie
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David Goodwillie is the author of the novel American Subversive, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the memoir Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. He has been drafted to play professional baseball, worked as a private investigator, and was an expert at Sotheby’s auction house. He lives in Brooklyn. His latest novel is Kings County. This Episode's Sponsors: This episode is brought to you by Amazon Publishing and the new short story collection Nothing Like I Imagined by Mindy Kaling. Download today at amazon.com/mindystories. Recommended Reading: Stray by Stephanie Danler Lot Six by David Adjmi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Episode 74: Rumaan Alam
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Rumaan Alam is the author of Leave the World Behind, Rich and Pretty, and That Kind of Mother. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, The Rumpus, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere. He studied at Oberlin College, and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Recommended Reading: Memorial by Bryan Washington Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar This Episode's Sponsors: This episode is brought to you by Amazon Publishing and the new short story collection Nothing Like I Imagined by Mindy Kaling. Download today at amazon.com/mindystories. This podcast is brought to you by Catapult, publishers of White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Episode 73: Jason Diamond
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Jason Diamond is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. His first book was Searching for John Hughes. And his latest is called The Sprawl. Recommended Reading: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald White Girls by Hilton Als Bowling Alone by Robert Putnam This Episode's Sponsors: This episode is brought to you by Amazon Publishing and the new short story collection Nothing Like I Imagined by Mindy Kaling. Download today at amazon.com/mindystories. This podcast is brought to you by Catapult, publishers of White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Episode 72: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the novels Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade and Shadow, Certain Dark Things, Untamed Shore, and a bunch of other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows. Recommended Books: Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica This Episode's Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Amazon Publishing and the new short story collection Nothing Like I Imagined by Mindy Kaling. Download today at amazon.com/mindystories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Episode 71: Ayad Akhtar
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Ayad Akhtar is a playwright, novelist, and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the author of American Dervish, named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012. As a playwright, he has written numerous award-winning works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Episode 70: Colin Dickey
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Colin Dickey is a writer, speaker, and academic, and has made a career out of collecting unusual objects and hidden histories all over the country. He's a regular contributor to the LA Review of Books and Lapham's Quarterly, and is the co-editor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology. He is also a member of the Order of the Good Death, a collective of artists, writers, and death industry professionals interested in improving the Western world's relationship with mortality. His latest book is called Unidentified. Recommended Reading: The Sobbing School by Joshua Bennett Swallow the Fish and Experiments in Joy by Gabrielle Civil Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Episode 69: Morgan Jerkins
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Morgan Jerkins is the NYT bestselling author of This WIll Be My Undoing. She is a senior editor at Medium’s ZORA magazine. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, Vogue, the New York Times, the Atlantic, Elle, Rolling Stone, Lenny Letter, and BuzzFeed, among many other outlets. She lives in New York. Her latest book is called Wandering In Strange Lands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Episode 68: Karolina Waclawiak
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Karolina Waclawiak is the author of the novels How to Get into the Twin Palms and The Invaders. Formerly an editor at The Believer, she is the executive editor of culture at BuzzFeed News. Her latest novel is called Life Changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Episode 67: Natasha Trethewey
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Natasha Trethewey is a former US poet laureate and the author of five collections of poetry, as well as a book of creative nonfiction. She is currently the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University. In 2007 she won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection Native Guard. Her latest book is called Memorial Drive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Episode 66: Tara Isabella Burton
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Tara Isabella Burton is a contributing editor at the American Interest, a columnist at Religion News Service, and the former staff religion reporter at Vox.com. She has written on religion and secularism for National Geographic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and more, and holds a doctorate in theology from Oxford. She is also the author of the novel Social Creature. Her latest book is called Strange Rites. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Episode 65: Lacy Crawford
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Lacy Crawford is the author of the novel Early Decision. She lives in Southern California with her family. Her memoir is called Notes On a Silencing.  Recommended Reading: The Wanderers by Meg Howrey Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Episode 64: Raven Leilani
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Raven Leilani’s work has been published in Granta, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Narrative, Yale Review, Conjunctions, and The Cut, among other publications. Luster is her first novel. Recommended Reading: How Much Of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang Lakewood by Megan Giddings These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card Days of Distraction by Alexandra Chang There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
Episode 63: Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
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Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are the hosts of Call Your Girlfriend, a podcast for long-distance besties. They wrote their new book, Big Friendship, together. Recommended Reading: Luster by Raven Leilani   In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado Pleasure Activism by Adrienne Maree Brown Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Counterpoint Press, publishers of The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-eun. A fast-paced eco-thriller with a fierce feminist sensibility, The Disaster Tourist introduces a fresh new voice that engages with the global dialogue around climate activism, dark tourism, and the #MeToo movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Episode 62: Lynn Steger Strong
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Lynn Steger Strong's first novel, Hold Still, was released by Liveright/WW Norton in 2016. Her nonfiction has been published by Guernica, Los Angeles Review of Books, Elle.com, Catapult, Lit Hub, and others. She teaches both fiction and non-fiction writing at Columbia University, Fairfield University, and the Pratt Institute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Episode 61: Adrian Tomine
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Adrian Tomine is the author of Scenes from an Impending Marriage, Shortcomings, Summer Blonde, Sleepwalk, 32 Stories, and the comic book series Optic Nerve. He is also an illustrator for The New Yorker, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. He lives in Brooklyn.  The Loneliness of the Long Distance-Cartoonist is his latest. Recommended Reading: 365 Days by Julie Doucet The works of Richard Sala Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Episode 60: Jenny Zhang
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Jenny Zhang was born in Shanghai and grew up in New York. She is the author of the poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find and the story collection Sour Heart. Her latest poetry collection is called My Baby First Birthday. Recommended Reading: The Teebs Tetralogy by Tommy Pico Magical Negro and Who Put This Song On by Morgan Parker Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyung Li Homie by Danez Smith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
Episode 59: Matt Ortile
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Matt Ortile is the managing editor of Catapult. His writing has been published by BuzzFeed, Into, Self, and Out, among others. He lives in Brooklyn. This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio. Stay on top of your book club reading with audiobooks such as The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half, Elizabeth Kay’s Seven Lies, A Burning by Megha Majumdar, and much more. These titles are available wherever audiobooks are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Episode 58: Alexandra Petri
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Alexandra Petri is an American humorist and newspaper columnist at the Washington Post. She lives in Washington DC. Nothing Is Wrong And Here Is Why is her essay collection. Recommended Reading: Here For It by R. Eric Thomas War and Peace The Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau David Copperfield Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
Episode 57: Zaina Arafat
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Zaina Arafat is a Palestinian-American writer. Her stories and essays have appeared in publications including The New York Times, Granta, and more. She holds an M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University, an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. She grew up between the U.S. and the Middle East and currently lives in Brooklyn. Her debut novel is called You Exist Too Much. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
Episode 56: Jayson Greene
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Jayson Greene is a music writer and the author of Once More We Saw Stars. Recommended Reading: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
Episode 55: Marie-Helene Bertino
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Marie-Helene Bertino is the author of 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas and the story collection Safe as Houses. Her work has received The O. Henry Prize, The Pushcart Prize, The Iowa Short Fiction Award, and The Mississippi Review Story Prize. Her latest novel is called Parakeet. Recommended Reading Hex by Rebecca Dinerstein Knight Quotients by Tracy O’Neill These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card A Burning by Megha Majumdar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Episode 54: Ishmael Beah
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Ishmael Beah is the Sierra Leonean and American author of the novel Radiance of Tomorrow and the memoir A Long Way Gone, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and has been published in more than 40 languages. A UNICEF Ambassador and Advocate for Children Affected by War, and a member of the Human Rights Watch Children’s Advisory Committee, Beah’s latest novel is called Small Family. Recommended Reading: The Plague by Albert Camus Children of the Alley by Naguib Mahfouz The House of Hunger by Dambudzo Marechera Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
Episode 53: Patrick Hoffman
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Patrick Hoffman is a writer and private investigator based in Brooklyn. His first novel, The White Van, was a finalist for the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. His latest novel is called Clean Hands. Recommended Reading The Paying Guest by Sarah Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Episode 52: Ivy Pochoda
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Ivy Pochoda is the author of The Art of Disappearing, Visitation Street, and Wonder Valley, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and winner of the Strand Critics Award. She lives in Los Angeles. Her latest novel is called These Women. Recommended Books Make Them Cry by Smith Henderson and John Marc Smith The Book of Lamps and Banners by Elizabeth Hand Take Me Apart by Sarah Sligar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Episode 51; Susannah Cahalan
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Susannah Cahalan is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, a memoir about her struggle with a rare autoimmune disease of the brain. Her second and most recent book is called The Great Pretender. Recommended Reading: The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Weijun-Wang The Friend by Sigrid Nunez This episode is brought to you by Catapult, publishers of Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer. "If you like your memoirs to revolve around singular experiences, Lara Prior-Palmer’s Rough Magic delivers." That’s what The New York Times said about Rough Magic, the extraordinary true story of one young woman’s experience riding what’s billed as “The World’s Longest and Toughest Horse Race”—The Mongol Derby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Episode 50: Esmé Weijun Wang
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Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of The Border of Paradise. She received the Whiting Award in 2018 and was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists of 2017. Her latest collection, The Collected Schizophrenias, received the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize. Recommended Reading: Real Life by Brandon Taylor Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T. Kira Madden Where Reason Ends by Yiyun Li Demon Camp by Jennifer Percy This episode is brought to you by: Kobo. If you like podcasts like this one, then you’ll love Kobo Audiobooks. Listening to audiobooks lets you fit more reading into your life. Listen while you work out, dinner, play video games … or any time. Kobo has a huge catalogue of audiobooks, including best-sellers and originals -- across all genres. Start a free 30-day trial by going to kobo.com/MARISREVIEW or use the code MARIS40 to get 40% off one of our select audiobooks, curated by Kobo’s audiobook experts.  Catapult, publishers of Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer. "If you like your memoirs to revolve around singular experiences, Lara Prior-Palmer’s Rough Magic delivers." That’s what The New York Times said about Rough Magic, the extraordinary true story of one young woman’s experience riding what’s billed as “The World’s Longest and Toughest Horse Race”—The Mongol Derby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Episode 49: Amber Sparks
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Amber Sparks is the author of The Unfinished World, and her fiction and essays have appeared in American Short Fiction, Paris Review, Tin House, Granta, and elsewhere. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, daughter, and two cats. This episode is brought to you by Kobo. If you like podcasts like this one, then you’ll love Kobo Audiobooks. Listening to audiobooks lets you fit more reading into your life. Listen while you work out, dinner, play video games … or any time. Kobo has a huge catalogue of audiobooks, including best-sellers and originals -- across all genres. Start a free 30-day trial by going to kobo.com/MARISREVIEW or use the code MARIS40 to get 40% off one of our select audiobooks, curated by Kobo’s audiobook experts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Episode 48: Teddy Wayne
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Teddy Wayne is the author of Loner, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and Kapitoil. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers' Award and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Times, and McSweeney's. His latest novel is called Apartment. This episode is brought to you by Kobo. If you like podcasts like this one, then you’ll love Kobo Audiobooks. Listening to audiobooks lets you fit more reading into your life. Listen while you work out, dinner, play video games … or any time. Kobo has a huge catalogue of audiobooks, including best-sellers and originals -- across all genres. Start a free 30-day trial by going to kobo.com/MARISREVIEW or use the code MARIS40 to get 40% off one of our select audiobooks, curated by Kobo’s audiobook experts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
Episode 47: Laura Zigman
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Laura Zigman is the author of Animal Husbandry (which was made into the movie, Someone Like You, starring Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd), Dating Big Bird, Piece of Work and Her. Her latest novel is called Separation Anxiety. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, son, and deeply human Sheltie. This episode is brought to you by Kobo. If you like podcasts like this one, then you’ll love Kobo Audiobooks. Listening to audiobooks lets you fit more reading into your life. Listen while you work out, dinner, play video games … or any time. Kobo has a huge catalogue of audiobooks, including best-sellers and originals -- across all genres. Start a free 30-day trial by going to kobo.com/MARISREVIEW or use the code MARIS40 to get 40% off one of our select audiobooks, curated by Kobo’s audiobook experts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Episode 46: Rebecca Solnit
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Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than 20 books, including A Field Guide to Getting Lost, The Faraway Nearby, and Wanderlust. She is also the author of Men Explain Things to Me and many essays on feminism, activism and social change, hope, and the climate crisis. Her new memoir is called Recollections of My Non-Existence. This episode is brought to you by Kobo. If you like podcasts like this one, then you’ll love Kobo Audiobooks. Listening to audiobooks lets you fit more reading into your life. Listen while you work out, dinner, play video games … or any time. Kobo has a huge catalogue of audiobooks, including best-sellers and originals -- across all genres. Start a free 30-day trial by going to kobo.com/MARISREVIEW or use the code MARIS40 to get 40% off one of our select audiobooks, curated by Kobo’s audiobook experts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Episode 45: Kevin Nguyen
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Kevin Nguyen is the features editor at The Verge and was previously a senior editor at GQ. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. His debut novel is called New Waves Recommended Books: Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener Memorial by Bryan Washington This episode is brought to you by Kobo. If you like podcasts like this one, then you’ll love Kobo Audiobooks. Listening to audiobooks lets you fit more reading into your life. Listen while you work out, dinner, play video games … or any time. Kobo has a huge catalogue of audiobooks, including best-sellers and originals -- across all genres. Start a free 30-day trial by going to kobo.com/MARISREVIEW or use the code MARIS40 to get 40% off one of our select audiobooks, curated by Kobo’s audiobook experts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Episode 44: Quan Barry
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Raised in the coastal town of Danvers, Massachusetts, QUAN BARRY is the author of the novel She Weeps Each Time You’re Born and of four books of poetry, including the collection Water Puppets. She lives in Wisconsin and teaches at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her latest novel is We Ride Upon Sticks. Recommended Reading: August Town by Kei Miller The Last Warner Woman by Kei Miller Imperial Liquor by Amaud Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Episode 43: Lidia Yuknavitch
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Lidia Yuknavitch is the nationally bestselling author of the novels The Book of Joan, The Small Backs of Children, and Dora: A Headcase, and of the memoir The Chronology of Water. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Verge is her first story collection. Recommended Reading: Heart Berries by Therese Maillot Cleanness by Garth Greenwell On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong There, There by Tommy Orange Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
Episode 42: Brandon Taylor
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Brandon Taylor is the senior editor of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading and a staff writer at Lit Hub. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Iowa, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in fiction. His debut novel is called Real Life. Recommended Reading: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Episode 41: Rachel Vorona Cote
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Rachel Vorona Cote publishes frequently in such outlets as the New Republic, Longreads, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and Literary Hub. She was previously a contributing writer at Jezebel. Rachel was ABD in a doctoral program in English at the University of Maryland, studying and teaching the literature of the Victorian period. Her debut collection is called Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today. Recommended Reading: The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Episode 40: Alexis Coe
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Alexis Coe is the author of Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis (soon to be a major motion picture). Coe has frequently appeared on CNN and the History Channel, and has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, and many other publications. Her latest book is a biography of George Washington called You Never Forget Your First. Recommended Reading: The Field of Blood by Joanne Freeman Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Ulrich Girl by Edna O’Brien Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
Episode 39: Ada Calhoun
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Ada Calhoun is the author of the memoir Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, named an Amazon Book of the Month and one of the top ten memoirs of 2017 by W magazine; and the history St. Marks Is Dead, one of the best books of 2015, according to Kirkus and the Boston Globe. She has collaborated on several New York Times bestsellers, and written for the New York Times, New York, and The New Republic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
Episode 38: R. Eric Thomas
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R. Eric Thomas is a senior staff writer at Elle online where he has written the daily pop culture and politics humor column “Eric Reads the News” since 2016. As a playwright, his work has been staged around the country. Off the page, he’s the long-running host of The Moth StorySlams in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. He lives in Baltimore with his husband, the Reverend David Norse Thomas. Here for It is his first book. Recommended Reading Magical Negro by Morgan Parker The Tradition by Jericho Brown I Know You Know Who I Am by Peter Kispert Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2020
Episode 37: Miranda Popkey
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Miranda Popkey has written for The New Republic, The New Yorker's Page-Turner blog, the Paris Review Daily, The Hairpin, The Awl, GQ, and New York magazine's The Cut. Her debut novel is called Topics of Conversation. Recommended Reading Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi Sula by Toni Morrisson  Look by Zan Romanoff Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
Episode 36: Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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Kali Fajardo-Anstine is from Denver, Colorado. Her fiction has appeared in The American Scholar, Boston Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Idaho Review, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the University of Wyoming and has lived across the country, from San Diego to Key West. Her debut story collection is Sabrina and Corina, which was nominated for a National Book Award for fiction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Episode 35: Garth Greenwell
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Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs To You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year and was long-listed for the National Book Award. His latest novel is called Cleanness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
Episode 34: Steph Cha
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Steph Cha is the author of the Juniper Song crime trilogy. She’s an editor and critic whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two basset hounds. Her latest book is Your House Will Pay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
Episode 33: Leslie Jamison
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Leslie Jamison is the author of the NYT bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams, and the novel The Gin Closet. She’s a contributing writer for the NYT Magazine. She directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia. Her latest essay collection is Make It Scream, Make It Burn. Recommended Reading: AUG 9 - FOG by Kathryn Scanlon Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
Episode 32: Susan Orlean
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Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including Rin Tin Tin, Saturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award–winning film Adaptation. She is most recently the author of The Library Book, which is now out in paperback. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
Episode 31: E. Jean Carroll
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E. Jean Carroll writes the ASK E. JEAN column in ELLE magazine. It is the longest, currently-running advice column in American publishing. Her new book is called WHAT DO WE NEED MEN FOR?  This episode was recorded at the 2019 Miami Book Fair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
Episode 30: Susan Choi
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Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction. Her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her third novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. Her fourth novel, My Education, received a 2014 Lammy Award. Her fifth novel, Trust Exercise won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2019. Recorded at the 2019 Miami Book Fair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Episode 29: Lane Moore
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Lane Moore is an award-winning comedian, writer, actor, and musician. The New York Times called her comedy show Tinder Live “ingenious.” Her comedy and her band, It Was Romance, have been praised from Pitchfork to Vogue, and her writing has appeared from The New Yorker to The Onion. She lives in Brooklyn with her dog-child, Lights. Her memoir is called How To Be Alone. Recommended Reads: Kicking and Dreaming by Ann and Nancy Wilson Between a Heart and a Rock Place by Pat Benatar  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2019
Episode 28: Deborah Levy
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Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays, and poetry. The author of highly praised novels, including Hot Milk and Swimming Home (both Man Booker Prize finalists), The Unloved, and Billy and Girl, the story collection Black Vodka, and two parts of her working autobiography, Things I Don't Want to Know and The Cost of Living, she lives in London. The Man Who Saw Everything is her latest novel, also a Booker Prize nominee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
Episode 27: Kevin Wilson
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Kevin Wilson is the author of the New York Times best-selling novel The Family Fang (Ecco, 2012), Perfect Little World (Ecco, 2017), and Nothing to See Here (Ecco, 2019). His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, One Story, A Public Space, and elsewhere. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and his sons, Griff and Patch. He is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of the South. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
Episode 26: Cathleen Schine
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Cathleen Schine is the author of The New Yorkers and The Love Letter, among other novels. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review. Her latest novel is The Grammarians. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
Episode 25: Lili Anolik
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Lili Anolik is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Her work has also appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, and The Believer. She is the author of Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of LA, and lives in New York City with her husband and two small sons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
Episode 24: Jami Attenberg
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Jami Attenberg is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels, including The Middlesteins and Saint Mazie. She has contributed essays about sex, urban life, and food to The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, & LongReads, among other publications. She lives in New Orleans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
Episode 23: John Hodgman
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John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of The Areas of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require, That Is All, and Vacationland. He is the host of the popular Judge John Hodgman podcast and also contributes a weekly column under the same name for The New York Times Magazine. His latest book is Medallion Status. Recommended Reading: Needful Things by Stephen King Cujo by Stephen King Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
Episode 22: Shea Serrano
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Shea Serrano's most recent book, Basketball (And Other Things), was a #1 New York Times bestseller and selected by President Barack Obama as one of his favorite reads of the year. His previous book, The Rap Year Book, is being turned into a documentary that will air on AMC in 2019. Currently, he’s a staff writer for The Ringer. His new book is called Movies (And Other Things). Recommended ReadsNice Try by Josh GondelmanObviously Akilah HughesTrick Mirror by Jia Tolentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2019
Episode 21: Kimberly King Parsons
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Born in Lubbock, Texas, Kimberly King Parsons received her MFA from Columbia University. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review, Best Small Fictions 2017, Black Warrior Review, and The Kenyon Review, among others. Black Light is her debut story collection. Recommended Reads:Large Animals by Jess ArndtGod Shot by Chelsea BiekerThe Collected Short Stories of Amy Hempel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2019
Episode 20: Shelly Oria
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Shelly Oria is the author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), which earned nominations for a Lambda Literary Award and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, among other honors. She coauthored a digital novella, CLEAN, commissioned by WeTransfer and McSweeney’s, which received two Lovie Awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Oria's fiction has appeared in The Paris Review and elsewhere; has been translated to other languages; and has won a number of awards, including the Indiana Review Fiction Prize, a Sozopol Fiction Seminars Fellowship in Bulgaria, and the LMCC Workspace Grant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2019
Episode 19: Josh Gondelman
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Josh Gondelman is a comedian and writer who has earned two Peabody Awards, three Emmys, and two WGA Awards for his work on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He is currently a writer/producer for Desus & Mero. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, and the New Yorker. Nice Try is his debut essay collection. He lives in New York City with his wife and pug. Recommended Reading:Red at the Bone by Jacqueline WoodsonMostly Dead Things by Kristen ArnettMedallion Status by John Hodgman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
Episode 18: Sarah Weinman
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Sarah Weinman is the author of The Real Lolita. She’s the editor of Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s (Library of America) and Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives (Penguin). She has written for the New York Times, the New Republic, the Guardian, and Buzzfeed, among other outlets. Recommended Books in This Episode: White Flights by Jess Row White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman The Swallows by Lisa Lutz Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2019
Episode 17: Kristen Arnett
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Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She won the 2017 Coil Book Award for her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, and was awarded Ninth Letter's 2015 Literary Award in Fiction. She is a columnist for Literary Hub, and her work has either appeared or is upcoming in numerous literary publications. Mostly Dead Things is her first novel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2019
Episode 16: R.O. Kwon
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R. O. Kwon is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. The Incendiaries is her first novel, and it was named a best book of the year by over 40 publications. Kwon's writing is published in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Buzzfeed, New York Magazine, NPR, and elsewhere. Born in South Korea, she has lived most of her life in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2019
Episode 15: Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. She is the author of My Sister, the Serial Killer, which won the 2019 LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller, the 2019 Morning News Tournament of Books and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019, and, most recently, was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Recommended Reading: Milkman by Anna Burns The Turn of Midnight by Minette Walters Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Link to Oyinkan’s drawings: https://oyinkanbraithwaite.com/sketches/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2019
Episode 14: Lyz Lenz
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Lyz Lenz’s writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book God Land was published Indiana University Press. Her second book Belabored, is due out from Bold Type Books in Spring of 2020.. She lives in Iowa with her two kids and two cats and is a contributing writer to the Columbia Journalism Review. Recommended Reading: Savage Appetites by Rachel MonroeFurious Hours by Casey CepHeavy by Kiese LaymonIn the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2019
Episode 13: Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. She has also written for GQ, ESPN the Magazine, and many other publications. Fleishman Is in Trouble is her first novel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2019
Episode 12: Linda Holmes
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Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for National Public Radio and the host of the podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour. Evvie Drake Starts Over is her first novel. Linda's Recommendations:Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali DevNice Try by Josh GondelmanBig Little Lies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2019
Episode 11: Laura Lippman
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Laura Lippman is a New York Times bestselling novelist who has won more than twenty awards for her fiction, including the Edgar Award. Since her debut in 1997, she has published twenty-one novels, a novella, a children’s book, and a collection of short stories. Lit Hub named her one of the “essential” female crime writers of the last hundred years.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2019
Episode 10: Marcy Dermansky
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Marcy Dermansky is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Red Car, Bad Marie and Twins. Very Nice is her latest novel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2019
Episode 9: Julia Phillips
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Julia Phillips is a Fulbright fellow whose writing has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Atlantic, Slate, and The Moscow Times. Disappearing Earth is her first novel. She lives in Brooklyn. Recommended Reading Sabrina & Corrina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine *bonus: check out the author’s Instagram Women Talking by Miriam Toews Putney by Sofka Zinovieff  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2019
Episode 8: Lauren Mechling
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Lauren Mechling has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New Yorker online, and Vogue, where she writes a book column. She's worked as a crime reporter and metro columnist for The New York Sun, a young adult novelist, and a features editor at The Wall Street Journal. How Could She is her first novel for adults. Recommended Clicking How To End a FriendshipThe Life-Changing Magic of ClogsPeople Standing Recommended Reading Coventry by Rachel CuskThree Women by Lisa TaddeoExcellent Women by Barbara Pym Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2019
Episode 7: Mona Awad
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Mona Awad is the author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize that won the Colorado Book Award, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and an Honorable Mention from the Arab American Book Awards. The recipient of an MFA in Fiction from Brown University and a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Denver, she has published work in Time, VICE, Electric Literature, McSweeney's, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2019
Episode 6: Anna Merlan
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Anna Merlan is a New Mexico-born, New York-based journalist, specializing in politics, crime, religion, subcultures, conspiracy theories, and women’s lives. She is currently a reporter at the Special Projects Desk, an investigative division within Gizmodo Media Group. She has previously worked as a senior reporter at Jezebel, and as a staff writer at the Village Voice and the Dallas Observer. Her work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, BBC Travel, Topic, and on the op-ed page of the New York Times. She has been accused of being both a lizard person and a CIA agent, but never at the same time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2019
Episode 5: Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Nicole Dennis-Benn is a Lambda Literary Award winner and New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship recipient. She's also a finalist for the 2016 John Leonard Prize National Book Critics Circle Award, the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and the 2017 Young Lions Fiction Award for her debut novel, Here Comes the Sun— a New York Times Notable Book of the year, an NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2016. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Elle, Electric Literature, Ebony, and the Feminist Wire. She was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, and lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2019
Episode 4: Ryan Chapman
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This week on the Maris Review, Maris talks to Ryan Chapman, the author of Riots I Have Known. The two discuss the influences on the book, writing from a transgressive voice and the fictive distance between the author and satire, the privatization of prisons, and exciting literary voices coming from Sri Lanka.  Ryan Chapman is a Sri Lankan American novelist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has written online and in print for The New Yorker, GQ, Longreads, Guernica, Bookforum, BOMB, and The Believer, and received residency fellowships from The Millay Colony and Vermont Studio Center. He lives in Kingston, New York. Recommended Books: Money by Martin Amis The Sugar-Frosted Nutsack by Mark Leyner The Loser by Thomas Bernhard Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal The Heart Is a Muscle The Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman Music: Billie Eilish The Magnetic Fields Maris’s MP3 Blog Playlist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2019
Episode 3: Juliet Grames
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This week on the Maris Review, Maris talks to Juliet Grames, the author of The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna. The two discuss the personal family history behind the writing of the book, the lack of native voices from Calabria, her love for mob-related media (as much as she hates the mob), and her role at Soho Press. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2019
Episode 2: Erin Somers
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This week on the Maris Review, Maris talks to Erin Somers, the author of Stay Up with Hugo Best. The two discuss researching a book without any insider knowledge of late-night television, the timing of the #MeToo movement, the joy of an aging Jay McInerney, and the fact that the best books right now are being written by women. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2019
Episode 1: Mira Jacob
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Welcome to The Maris Review. Our very first guest is Mira Jacob, the author of Good Talk. We talk about the creation of the book, her family relationships and Donald Trump, and the tension of writers of color in the publishing industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2019