In Kyle McCarthy discusses her debut novel Everyone Knows How Much I Love You/em>, about the dark side of female friendship, with award-winning author Leslie Jamison (The Recovering, The Empathy Exams). McCarthy and Jamison explore themes of obsessiveness, boundary breaking, and the complexity of friendships, and the parallels between the... Read more »
Literary Hub senior editor Emily Temple’s debut novel launches her The Lightness -- a meditation on adolescent desire, female friendship, belief, and the female body -- with Téa Obreht, bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife and Inland. The pair discuss the strangeness of writing and launching a debut novel in June 2020, their shared MFA... Read more »
Author Jia Lynn Yang journalist Michael Luo take a whirlwind ride through the legal, political and cultural history of American immigration in their discussion of Yang's book One Mighty and Irresistible Tide. Bookended by major immigration laws passed in 1924 and 1965, the book and discussion work out the questions: Are we a country predicated... Read more »
Palestinian-American writer Zaina Arafat presents her debut novel You Exist Too Much with Mallika Rao of the Atlantic. In unfolding the novel's explorations of the longing for love, and a place to call home, they also discuss Arab stereotypes and queer stereotypes in media, the tension between generations and cultures in immigrant families. Read more »
Award-winning author and journalist Meredith Talusan’s talks about her memoir Fairest — a coming of age story about a precocious boy with albinism, a “sun child” from a rural Philippine village, who would grow up to become a woman in America — with her friend (and former roommate), writer and performance artist Alok. Topics of conversation... Read more »
Alexis Okeowo interviews Ishmael Beah (author of the memoir A Long Way Gone) about his new novel Little Family, a story of the connections we forge to survive the fate we’re dealt. The two discuss the novel's origins in several African nations and the US, the development of its characters, and its relation to African politics and corruption, as... Read more »
In the extraordinary days of early June 2020, Marie-Helene Bertino virtually launches her novel Parakeet in conversation with Alexandra Kleeman, co-hosted by BOMB Magazine. Poet Angel Nafis opens the event with a meditation and poetry reading, setting the stage for an evening encompassing love and family, dark humor, discussions of craft,... Read more »
Patsy, in an evening that grapples with intergenerational trauma as well as embracing Black joy. The energetic and inspiring conversation delves into Black women's identity, oppression, and power; post-colonialism and racism; mental health and its stigmas; sexual identity and freedom; the intersection of language and class; literary influences Read more »;...