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We interview authors, scholars, and other book lovers in Bookings, Canada's only bookstore podcast. We also record author talks from events in the city to share. Recorded from the independent and co-operatively run King's Co-op Bookstore in Halifax, Nova Scotia. www.kingsbookstore.ca
 
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Best-selling horror author Stephen Graham Jones joined us at the Boulder Bookstore for a live event on September 2, 2021. In this Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub podcast, he answers audience questions and talks more about the art of writing […]Av KGNU Community Radio and The Boulder Bookstore
 
Award-winning author Joshua Henkin graces the virtual Greenlight stage to share from his sweeping new novel Morningside Heights, “a richly textured family portrait” (Wall Street Journal) about a marriage enduring hardship, cognitive decline, estrangement, and reconnection. Julie Orringer (The Invisible Bridge) engages Henkin in a conversation that …
 
This episode is rated R: Restricted, Children Under 17 Require Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian. Or alternately, YA-4? We discuss a recent YA Twitter incident. Next time we will be reading The Hunger by Alma Katsu. You can find it at your local library or bookstore and read along with us. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with co…
 
Detransition, Baby is a debut novel by Torrey Peters that also happens to be absolutely perfect for discussion and buddy reading. We really loved this unconventional story of three women on a journey to become (or not become) mothers. We will be anxiously waiting for it to be optioned as a limited series on a premium cable network. Next time we wil…
 
Critically acclaimed author Kiese Laymon and Robert Jones Jr. (The Prophets) discuss and celebrate the newly revised and reissued Long Division, Laymon’s 2013 debut novel. Described by the New York Times as “a time-traveling metafictional romp set in Mississippi that probes fame, creativity and the toll of racism,” Long Division upends conventions …
 
On this episode we preach to the choir and discuss why book banning is a bad thing. Next time we will be discussing Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters. You can find it at your local library or bookstore and read along with us. Sources for this episode: Penn Live - Ban on books by or about minorities sparks protests, national news in York County Yo…
 
Author Zakiya Dalila Harris alights at Greenlight to launch her debut novel The Other Black Girl, a whip-smart thriller and crackling social commentary on the trials of being a Black woman in an overwhelmingly white industry. Harris talks with Brit Bennett (bestselling author of The Mothers and The Vanishing Half) about navigating the whiteness of …
 
For our first read for the September Bookstore Challenge we read Sigrid Nunez's debut auto-fiction novel, A Feather on the Breath of God. It reflects on the author/narrator's parents, both immigrants, her upbringing in New York, and a later love affair with a Russian immigrant in her 20's. Next time we will be discussing Detransition, Baby by Torre…
 
In his new book Films of Endearment, filmmaker and critic Michael Koresky revisits the important and popular female-driven films of the 1980s he grew up watching with his mother—9 to 5, Terms of Endearment, The Color Purple, and Aliens, to name a few—to trace out a poignant personal history of family, grief, and resilience. Mark Harris (Pictures at…
 
Listen to more of our conversation with best-selling author Peter Heller who joined us to discuss his latest book The Guide at an event at the Boulder Bookstore. This is Heller’s fourth visit to the Radio Bookclub. Listen to the […]Av KGNU Community Radio and The Boulder Bookstore
 
Author Brandon Taylor interviews fellow novelist and travel writer Maggie Shipstead about her epic novel Great Circle, a world-spanning tale of women “navigating the ice floes of patriarchy.” From evolving ways of defining (or not defining) gender through the past two centuries, to Hollywood gossip and the perennial challenge of writing reprehensib…
 
For our final Women in Translation Month installment we read Thora Hjorliefsdottir's Magma. It is a challenging read about a young woman in an abusive relationship. We relate, we don't want to relate. We commiserate. Next time we will be discussing A Feather on the Breath of God by Sirgrid Nunez. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with…
 
This virtual launch event for Joan Silber’s newest novel Secrets of Happiness drew a passionate crowd for her conversation with fellow novelist Margot Livesey about themes of money, love, travel, and spirituality. Livesey and Silber talked about her desire to write “big and small at the same time” with closely observed interiority but wide scope in…
 
Way back in 2017, the first year of The Bookstore Podcast's existence, we read Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins. When the documentary about her life popped up on Becca's Netflix Recommended, we figured we'd watch and discuss. We have a lot of laughs talking about Collins' fascinating life and work. Barbara Cartland song Next time we will be discus…
 
Bestselling memoirist Stephanie Danler celebrates the paperback release of her most recent work Stray with author Kara Preiss and actor Emma Roberts, co-founders of the literary website Belletrist. The trio talk about writing as a way to survive a troubled home life, the challenges, regrets, and requirements of memoir, and the fascinating taboos ar…
 
It's Women in Translation Month and our first pick for this prompt is the recently released somewhat autobiographical/historical novel about the Pinochet regime in Chile, The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernandez. Long time listeners will be pleased to note that Corinne has transcended using the word "basically" as a filler to using exclusively "essentia…
 
Adam Mansbach, best known as creator of the parodic children’s book Go the F*ck to Sleep as well as several award-winning novels, opens up about his memoir of his brother’s suicide I Had a Brother Once in conversation with poet and memoirist Saeed Jones. Their moving and vulnerable conversation circles around the ways that grief runs up against cli…
 
For Women in Translation Month, which is our prompt for August and also celebration in the wider book world, we talk a little bit about previous episodes where we recommend works in translation, as well as some literary translation prizes. Our main topic is a translation game Corinne made, so fair warning, there is lots of laughing in this episode …
 
Author Steven Wingate returns to the Radio Bookclub for a second visit to talk about his latest novel The Leave-Takers. In this special podcast-only version of the Radio Bookclub, Wingate speaks about the impact of losing a parent at a […]Av KGNU Community Radio and The Boulder Bookstore
 
Greenlight neighbor J. Nicole Jones discusses Low Country, her new memoir of her South Carolina family, with Allie Rowbottom, Allie Rowbottom (author of the memoir Jell-O Girls). The two talk about the writing process, the book's grounding in Southern storytelling traditions, and the act of reclaiming stories through the retelling, especially for w…
 
We read and discuss 2020 Booker International Winner The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, translated from the Dutch by Michele Hutchison. Content warning: language, discussion of difficult topics. Next time we will be discussing The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernandez. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstor…
 
Author (and indie bookstore owner!) Michaela Carter discusses her new book Leonora in the Morning Light, a novel of the real-life Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, with fellow author Kate Christensen (The Great Man). The two novelists discuss the intersections of painting and writing, women artists as muses for each other, madness and dreams, a…
 
National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award and Man Booker finalist Rachel Kushner discusses her new collection of nonfiction, The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020, with fellow author Hari Kunzru (author of Red Pill and White Tears). The two authors discuss self-examination vs. self-mythologizing in writing about one's own life, writing abo…
 
We loved Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead so much that Corinne decided to read Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk. Our July Challenge Prompt was to read another book by an author you have loved before. Next time we will be discussing The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld for our first August read: a book written by …
 
Andrew Ridker (author of The Altruists) interviews his longtime friend Sanjena Sathian about her epic debut novel Gold Diggers, an Indian American family story with a magical twist. Their conversation encompasses alchemy, the real and metaphorical meanings of gold, the Desi community in Atlanta, various writing workshop experiences, and bucking the…
 
We talk generally about our July prompt, read a backlist title by an author you've loved before. Next time we will be talking about Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk. You can find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstore' at checkout. Website | Patreo…
 
Poets Victoria Chang and Vijay Seshradi join poet and editor Edward Hirsch to celebrate the publication of the anthology 100 Poems to Break Your Heart. Hirsch, whose exploratory essays accompany each poem in the book, discusses the craft of writing about grief, and each poet reads a poem (Stanley Kunitz's "Halley's Comet, Chang's "Blue Dress", and …
 
This week we read and discuss Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo. It's Becca's pick for our July prompt: to read a book by an author you have loved before. Next time we will be talking about Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk. You can find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us. Get two months for the price of one at …
 
Dawnie Walton launches her debut novel, The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, a fictional oral history of a 1970s rock ’n’ roll duo, in conversation with fellow author Kiley Reid (author of Such a Fun Age). The two women talk about the challenges of writing about music and juggling multiple voices, their overlapping experiences with the Iowa Writers Wor…
 
For June 2021 we’ve been reading The Dead Husband, a thriller from local author Carter Wilson. Twenty years ago an unspeakable tragedy rocked Rose Yates’s small, affluent hometown… and only Rose and her family know the truth about what happened. https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2021/06/6-24-21_RadioBookClubDeadHusband.mp3 This […]…
 
Colorado author Carter Wilson joins us for this special podcast-only version of the Radio Bookclub to speak about the process of writing a mystery/thriller and why the coronavirus pandemic won’t be featured in any of his future work. Listen to […]Av KGNU Community Radio and The Boulder Bookstore
 
We talk about book settings. Next month the prompt is to read a book by an author you have loved before and Becca's choice is Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo. You can find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstore' at checkout. Website | Patreon…
 
Craig Taylor's new book New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time comes to life with local actors portraying some of the 75 fascinating city residents featured in the book! Taylor introduces readings by Craig Geraghty, Maggie Hoffman, Aaron Landsman, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Scott Shepherd, Erika Chong Shuch, Jahmorei Snipes, and Ben Williams, fo…
 
This week for our Beach Read June prompt we read Beach Read by Emily Henry. Which is fitting! Coincidentally the book take place in a fictional Lake Michigan town that happens to exist exactly on top of the town that Corinne's partner is from - so we've got thoughts about how it represents Michigan aside from general banter about romance tropes and…
 
Content warning: This episode discusses suicide and death. Reporter Katie Engelhart discusses her compassionate and thoughtful new book The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die with author Larissa MacFarquhar (author of Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help). Their discussion eschews judgement while co…
 
Greenlight neighbor Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind) talks with returning favorite Hala Alyan about her new novel The Arsonist's City, a rich family story which is also a love letter to Beirut. The two writers discuss the challenges of writing in the pandemic and their own writing routines as well as the differences between writing prose and po…
 
Content warning for sexual assault on this episode. We read Diadem From the Stars by Jo Clayton as Becca's pick for June's prompt, Genre: Romance, Fantasy, or Beach Read. It's a pulpy 70s space fantasy that left us confused and maybe even a little irate. Next time we will be discussing Beach Read by Emily Henry. You might have to find this one used…
 
Greenlight neighbor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan interviews bestselling author Carol Edgarian about her cinematic and adventurous novel Vera, set during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Their conversation delves into the history of the event and the parallels of a society teetering on disaster and fraught with political corrupt…
 
We discuss a publishing scandal that at this point feels very cliché. Next time we will be discussing Diadem from the Stars by Jo Clayton. You might have to find this one used, or from your local library. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstore' at checkout. See the Independent Bookstore Day details here. Website | Patr…
 
Fort Collins author Jim Davidson joins us for this special podcast-only version of the Radio Bookclub to speak about the lessons in resilience that he learned while summiting Everest, lessons that he applies to the rest of his life. Listen […]Av KGNU Community Radio and The Boulder Bookstore
 
Duende District bookstore owner Angela Spring is the guest host for this special event with Naima Coster presenting her new book What’s Mine and Yours in conversation with National Book Award winning author Elizabeth Acevedo. The participants' mutual admiration is evident in their warm and brilliant craft- and character-driven discussion about the …
 
This week we read Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe. It's a book full of politics and yet we choose to focus (at least a little) on the sex writing. Next time we will be discussing Diadem from the Stars by Jo Clayton. You might have to find this one used, or from your local library. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code …
 
To celebrate the launch of her highly anticipated biography Tom Stoppard: A Life, venerated biographer Hermione Lee interviews Stoppard himself in an affectionate and witty accompaniment to the book. The biographer and the playwright -- both knighted by the British crown -- talk through Stoppard's life from his childhood in Darjeeling, his experien…
 
Our May prompt was to read a book published the year you were born, so we chat about big book news that happened in our respective birth years, as well as some pop culture tidbits. Let us know what exciting things happened the year you were born! Next time we will be discussing Becca's May prompt pick, Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe. You…
 
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