Arthur Sze: American Poets Abroad
Terry Southern: Red-Dirt Marijuana
Red-Dirt Marijuana and Other Tastes
is a collection of journalism, parodies, and theatrical sketches, short riffs, and Southern's most definitive early works of fiction. Nile Southern and
editor John Jeremiah Sullivan speak about the impact of this trip through the American culture of the 1950s and 1960s.
Author Walter Mosley talks to
LA Review of Books
editor-in-chief Tom Lutz about his new book,
, about Los Angeles literary history, and about the legacy of Chester Himes.
Book trailer for Murakami's 1Q84
Haruki Murakami's soon-to-be-released dystopian opus,
Brave Horse Sessions: Denise Kiernan on "How I Wrote It"
Bestselling author Denise Kiernan stopped by Amazon to chat about the research and writing of
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
, which was named one of Amazon's Best History Books of the Year So Far.
Adam Wilson's Flatscreen
The trailer for Adam Wilson's new novel features actor Paul Dano and adult-film star Stoya.
Teju Cole reads from
Teju Cole reads from award-winning novel,
, at the Franklin Park reading series in Brooklyn in 2011.
Adel Iskandar speaks about Egypt's unfinished revolution
Author of the already much-praised book
Egypt in Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution
(AUC Press, 2013), Adel Iskandar, a media professor Georgetown University and a frequent commentator on BBC, Al-Jazeera, and CNN, in this interview shares his prognostic about the plausible scenarios that could unfold in Egypt on June 30, and reflects on the country's sectarian violence, the need for a "third political tier," the current demographic profile of the Muslim Brotherhood constituency, and finally the nature of the coexistence between the military and the ruling Islamic group.
Bob Mankoff: Anatomy of a
receives around 1,000 cartoons each week; it only publishes about 17 of them. Bob Mankoff dissects the comedy within just some of the "idea drawings" featured in the magazine, explaining what works, what doesn't, and why.
Amelia Gray reads from "Threats"
"Try to kiss me—see what happens to your lips!" In a video by Angeline Gragasin and Susan Yi, Amelia Gray reads from her forthcoming
while riding on a moped in L.A.
Adrienne Rich interviewed in 2001 at the festival ChilePoesía.
Lydia Davis on Madame Bovary, Nabokov's Marginalia, and Translation
From the Center for the Art of Translation, author and translator Lydia Davis discusses how she used Nabokov's margin notes from his edition of
to aid her own translation.
Benjamin Moser discusses Clarice Lispector
Benjamin Moser discusses the work of Clarice Lispector, the subject of his biography "Why this World."
"Dear Wayne Koestenbaum, I've been humiliated..."
"I would really seriously recommend dedicating your next book to this person you've humiliated, naming your next child after this person, or tattooing that person's name on your next-born child..."
Junot Díaz on 'De-colonial Love'
Author Junot Díaz, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the Macarthur Foundation 'Genius' Grant, delivers the keynote at the Facing Race 2012 conference in Baltimore, Maryland on November 16, 2012.
David Mitchell on
Novelist David Mitchell talks about adapting his book
into a Hollywood film.