Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney joins Seth, Laurie, and Tom to discuss her best-selling novel The Nest; and screenwriter John Romano praises George Eliot's masterful Daniel Deronda
This week’s show features an interview with Ryan Gattis, author of All Involved, a novel set during the 1992 LA Riots, focusing on a sliver of Los Angeles almost completely ignored by the media at the time and told through seventeen interconnected first-person narratives. Gattis, who is a member of the LA street art crew UGLARworks, describes how he spent over two years researching the novel, interviewing a wide range of people that had lived through the riots, from nurses, firefighters, and police officers to gang members and graffiti artists.
On this week’s show we talk with BLDGBLOG writer Geoff Manaugh about his new book, A Burglar's Guide to the City, which offers a fascinating look at architecture and design principles from the point of view of burglars and the authorities looking to catch them. Bruce Wagner reads a poem by William Butler Yeats, and Kate Gale and John Brantingham of Red Hen Press join to talk about their new collection of short fiction LA Fiction Anthology.
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.
This week’s show features Bruce Eric Kaplan, also known as BEK, a longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker and a writer and producer on HBO's Girls, talking about his new memoir I Was a Child. We also talk with author and critic Katie Roiphe about her new book The Violet Hour, stories of writers coping with death, and with David Gessner about his new book All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West.
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.