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Alexander Chee

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You’ll Be Very Happy, But Very Poor (feat. Alexander Chee, Writer)

Feeling Asian

Alexander Chee is most recently the author of the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel and professor at Dartmouth College. He is also the first guest to subscribe to our Patreon on air lol! Alexander joins us to discuss his relationship to his biracial identity and recount stories of his family’s unique background. He also shares helpful advice for writers and people pursuing creative fields. Run to your nearest bookstore and buy all of his books and follow him on twitter @alexanderchee. Also be sure to like, subscribe and Patreon us! 

1hr 9mins

15 Sep 2021

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Episode 100! Live Episode with Alexander Chee, Morgan Parker, and Emma Straub

The Maris Review

Over the course of 99 episodes, The Maris Review has featured casual yet intimate conversations with authors like Susan Choi, George Saunders, Raven Leilani, and David Sedaris. For the 100th episode celebration, host Maris Kreizman is joined by a few of her very favorites -- Alexander Chee, Morgan Parker, and Emma Straub -- to talk about reading as both a writer and a part of a literary community. We’ll converse online and take questions from the audience. The only way this night could be more fun is if we could all get a drink together afterward.Alexander Chee is the best-selling author of the novels The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh, and the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. He is a contributing editor at the New Republic, and an editor at large at Virginia Quarterly Review. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays 2016, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the New Yorker, T Magazine, Slate, Vulture, among others. He is winner of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. He is an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College.Morgan Parker is a poet, essayist, and novelist. She is the author of the young adult novel Who Put This Song On?; and the poetry collections Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, and Magical Negro, which won the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award. Parker’s debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a Pushcart Prize, and has been hailed by The New York Times as “a dynamic craftsperson” of “considerable consequence to American poetry.”Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of three novels The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. Her latest novel is called All Adults Here. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.This episode's sponsor:This episode is presented by Ancient Nutrition. Get 20% off your first order when you go to AncientNutrition.com and enter promo code MARIS at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

22 Apr 2021

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Episode 7: Dustin Schell and Alexander Chee - How to Start With What You Have

Frontyard Politics

Dustin Schell and Alexander Chee were longtime residents of New York City who recently found an opportunity to fulfill their dreams of full-scale gardening. Dustin previously had a community garden plot the size of a grave in New York City. It was located in the Clinton Community Garden in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, where he gardened for over twenty years.   Then they moved to rural Vermont in 2016 and bought a home there in the fall of 2019. Dustin and Alex started their new garden in the midst of a pandemic in their first year as homeowners. They talk about starting with what they had--and around obstacles, which include getting sick in the early weeks of the COVID pandemic. Let's take a listen to hear about how they're enjoying their new space.Dustin Schell studied Theater at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Circle in the Square Theater School In New York City. His varied career includes work as an actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, and most recently, a ski instructor at the Dartmouth Skiway. He splits his time between NYC and Vermont. Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, T Magazine, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, and Out, among others. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.Learn more and follow:Still Queer InstagramStill Queer Tiny LetterDustin Schell's InstagramAlexander Chee's Instagram and Twitter

44mins

1 Sep 2020

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The Rereaders: Alan Weedon on Alexander Chee

Rereaders

In this episode of a new season of The Rereaders, we speak to the writer and photographer Alan Weedon about the author Alexander Chee, and his essay 'Girl' from his 2018 essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel.

31mins

12 May 2020

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Rebecca Solnit & Alexander Chee

Bookable

The authors of Bookable have the most amazing friends. We wondered what would happen if we asked a former Bookable guest to choose an author they admire and interview them. In our first bonus episode, Alexander Chee talks to Rebecca Solnit. Writer, historian, and activist Solnit is the author of more than twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including her latest book, just out, entitled Recollections of My Nonexistence. Episode Credits:This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.  Music:"Books that Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Different Strokes" by Jupyter, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41mins

10 May 2020

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Alexander Chee

Thresholds

Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, all from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, T Magazine, Tin House, Slate, and Guernica, among others. He is winner of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.Hosted by Jordan Kisner. Produced by Justin Alvarez and Drew Broussard. Music by Lora-Faye Åshuvud. Art by Kirstin Huber. Presented by Lit Hub Radio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24mins

18 Mar 2020

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67 - How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee

The Bookstore

This week we read Alexander Chee's How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. The Bookstore Podcast Reading Schedule: 3/3 - Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, 3/17 - The Collection by Nina Leger, 3/31 - Passing by Nella Larson, 4/14 - Weather by Jenny Offill

41mins

18 Feb 2020

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Returning to Your Humanity w. ALEXANDER CHEE

WMFA

Alexander Chee's latest book is the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. He and Courtney discuss the process of becoming real to yourself, staying accountable to the work, and how to keep a novel journal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37mins

20 Nov 2019

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Alexander Chee: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Sydney Writers' Festival

Reckoning with his identity as a Korean–American, gay man, activist and artist, Alexander Chee examines everything from his father’s death to the AIDS crisis to moonlighting as a Tarot reader in his non-fiction essay collection, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. Join the author described as "masterful" by Roxane Gay and "incendiary" by The New York Times as he discusses his commanding, heartbreaking and wry work with Ronnie Scott.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

11 Nov 2019

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Reading for a Better World | How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee

Friends at the Library

Can reading change the world? Jenn Martin and Jennifer Wong discuss reading and writing that makes a difference, then Jennifer Wong shares a personal life-changing read - How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. Events, authors, and books mentioned in this episode Mudgee Readers Festival - https://www.mudgeereaders.com/ Writing NSW - https://writingnsw.org.au/ Cat Sparks on Climate Fiction - https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/70516 Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Growing up Queer in Australia edited by Benjamin Law Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit Mouth Full of Blood by Toni Morrison Don’t Get Too Comfortable by David Rakoff How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee What Girls Got Wrong (and Right!) About the Iowa Writers’ Workshop https://www.vulture.com/2015/01/what-girls-got-wrong-about-iowas-mfa-program.html Pilgrim at Tinkers Creek by Annie Dillard Reading suggestions for Liz Liz loved Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch Jenn and Keryn’s suggestions London Falling by Paul Cornell Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw The Rook by Daniel O’Malley The Company series by Kage Baker Thanks very much to Keryn Stewart for being our guest Readers Advisor on this episode! Music by Blue Dot Sessions. New episode every Saturday. Join us on Facebook to chat more about books and to get your own reading suggestions from Jenn: facebook.com/friendsatlibrary

32mins

30 Aug 2019

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