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The Los Angeles Review of Books Radio Hour is a weekly show featuring interviews, readings and discussions about all things literary. Hosted by LARB Editor-at-Large Kate Wolf, Managing Editor Medaya Ocher, and Gender and Sexuality Editor, Eric Newman.
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Apr 28, 2016

This week’s show features our final interviews from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. We talk with Sarah Bakewell, author of At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails. Tony Tulathimutte joins us to discuss his novel Private Citizens and how he overcame his fear of writing comedy. We also talk with Andrea Kleine about her deeply personal novel Calf, a story about a love affair between John Hinckley, Jr. (the failed Reagan assassin) and Leslie DeVeau, a woman who murdered her own daughter.

This episode is sponsored by Otherppl with Brad Listi, a weekly podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today’s leading authors, poets, and screenwriters. Electric Literature calls it “one of the best podcasts on the web,” and Buzzfeed calls it “the perfect way to get the story behind your stories.” There are now more than 400 episodes available — and counting. Hear conversations with writers like George Saunders, Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Leslie Jamison, Hanya Yanagihara, Jonathan Lethem, Sheila Heti, Eileen Myles, and many more. Otherppl with Brad Listi has its own official app, available for free at your favorite app store. The show is also available for free at iTunes and Stitcher, and on the web at otherppl.com.

Apr 21, 2016

This week’s show features more interviews from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. We talk with actor Rainn Wilson, author of a new memoir, The Bassoon King, and with Malaysian Chinese writer Mei Fong, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author of One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment. We also talk with LARB Senior Humanities Editor Sarah Mesle about the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin. The LARB Radio Hour airs Thursdays at 2:30pm on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles.

Apr 14, 2016

This week’s show is the first of several to feature interviews conducted at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. We talk with attorney and author Marcia Clark about her portrayal in American Crime Story and her latest crime novel, Blood Defense. We also talk with graphic novelist Sonny Liew about The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, and Steve Wasserman, one of the co-founders of the festival, talks about his career and his new stint as publisher of Heyday Books in Berkeley, California.

This episode is sponsored by Otherppl with Brad Listi, a weekly podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today’s leading authors, poets, and screenwriters. Electric Literature calls it “one of the best podcasts on the web,” and Buzzfeed calls it “the perfect way to get the story behind your stories.” There are now more than 400 episodes available — and counting. Hear conversations with writers like George Saunders, Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Leslie Jamison, Hanya Yanagihara, Jonathan Lethem, Sheila Heti, Eileen Myles, and many more. Otherppl with Brad Listi has its own official app, available for free at your favorite app store. The show is also available for free at iTunes and Stitcher, and on the web at otherppl.com.

Apr 7, 2016

This week’s show features an in-depth conversation with novelist and screenwriter Bruce Wagner, whose work includes the novels Force Majeure, Wild Palms, and I’m Losing You, and the screenplay for Maps to the Stars, directed by David Cronenberg. He talks about his new book, I Met Someone, and the struggles of being seen as a “Hollywood” novelist despite an interest in much darker and more spiritual themes. Also, author Norman M. Klein recommends two books by Dutch historian Johan Huizinga.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin. The LARB Radio Hour airs Thursdays at 2:30pm on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles.

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