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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sigrid Nunez. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sigrid Nunez, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sigrid Nunez. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sigrid Nunez, often where they are interviewed.

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Friendship and Mortality in a Plague Year: Sigrid Nunez on What Are You Going Through

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Author Sigrid Nunez, who won the National Book Award for 2018's The Friend, joins Kate and Eric to talk about her new novel, What Are You Going Through, which focuses on the narrator's close relationship to a friend with a terminal illness. The work revolves around witnessing the lives and needs of others; intertwines with themes of friendship, mortality, bravery, and even transcendence, amidst the commonplace. The conversation touches on how we contend with death in our society, and in relation to the pandemic. Nunez discusses contemporaries who have inspired her as they faced their mortality.
Also, Joni Murphy, author of Talking Animals, returns to recommend Matthew Goulish's 39 Microlectures in Proximity of Performance.
Sep 18 2020 · 44mins
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Friendship and Mortality in a Plague Year: Sigrid Nunez on What Are You Going Through

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Author Sigrid Nunez, who won the National Book Award for 2018's The Friend, joins Kate and Eric to talk about her new novel, What Are You Going Through, which focuses on the narrator's close relationship to a friend with a terminal illness. The work revolves around witnessing the lives and needs of others; intertwines with themes of friendship, mortality, bravery, and even transcendence, amidst the commonplace.  The conversation touches on how we contend with death in our society, and in relation to the pandemic. Nunez discusses contemporaries who have inspired her as they faced their mortality. Also, Joni Murphy, author of Talking Animals, returns to recommend Matthew Goulish's 39 Microlectures in Proximity of Performance.

Sep 18 2020 · 44mins

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030 - Sigrid Nunez - Author - The Friend, What Are You Going Through

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Sigrid Nunez is what may be considered a writer's writer, and she references other writers and the art itself often in her newest book, What Are You Going Through. In this episode she tells Jeniffer about her writing process—which starts with just the all important first sentence and builds from there—weaving a whole world by answering the questions that first sentence asks. Sigrid also tells Jeniffer what inspires her to write, and how she decided on the Stream of Consciousness style for What Are You Going Through. She also reads a beautiful passage from the book, and if that doesn't captivate you enough to tune in, maybe finding out why she edits as she goes will. 

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S1 Episode 1: The Last of Her Kind by Sigrid Nunez

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Hajar and Curtis discuss 'The Last of Her Kind', a novel by American writer Sigrid Nunez. First published in 2006 in the USA, the book has only just this year been released in the UK by Virago. Expect university nostalgia, head-scratching over the central characters, Rolling Stones trivia, nods to F Scott Fitzgerald, and general awe at Nunez's literary skill.

Dec 16 2019 · 46mins
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78- Sigrid Nunez's The Friend

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The pals all read the same book, National Book Award Winner The Friend by Sigrid Nunez. Two interpretations of the ending are discussed, and a mind is changed. Not all contemporary books about writers are horrible.

Nov 14 2019 · 35mins
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#2: Pawpaw - Reading and conversation with Sigrid Nunez and Lori Soderlind

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Reading and conversation between Sigrid Nunez, a 2018 National Book Award winner, and Lori Soderlind, writer and director of the MFA in creative writing program at Manhattanville College. They cover the joys and pitfalls of it all: writing, teaching, travel, and troublesome dogs. Recorded at the Nyack Library on June 1 as part of our 2019 readings series, co-sponsored by the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians with support from the New York State Council on the Arts through ArtsWestchester. Introduced by Donna Lee Miele and Rosemary Farrell. Produced by David e. Bell.
Oct 15 2019 · 1hr 12mins
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Ep 74: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

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Anna and Annie discuss the Walter Scott prize winner, The Long Take by Robin Robertson, and the new ownership of Barnes and Noble.

Our book of the week is The Friend by Sigrid Nunez.  Set in New York, it's the story of a woman who is grieving the death of a friend and is given his dog to care for.  It's a beautiful novel: meditating on loss but not sentimental, featuring a dog but intellectual, and often funny. The Friend was a New York Times best-seller and won the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction.  

Next week, Anna and Amanda will be reading A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza.

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Jul 08 2019 · 22mins
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Episode 46 Part 3: Sigrid Nunez

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We bring you Part 3 of our Montclair Literary Festival Panel Series with Sigrid Nunez:

In this episode, we listen to an interview with author Sigrid Nunez and her editor Sarah McGrath as they discuss her new book, The Friend at Montclair's Literature Festival during this past month. It is a National Book Award-winning novel, a moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog.
 
Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels. Sigrid’s honors and awards include a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters: the Rosenthal Foundation Award and the Rome Prize in Literature. The Friend won the 2018 National Book Award. She has taught at Columbia, Princeton, Boston University, and the New School, and has been a visiting writer or writer in residence at Amherst, Smith, Baruch, Vassar, and the University of California, Irvine, among others.
Mar 31 2019 · 58mins
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Award Winning Book Club Episode 1 The Friend By Sigrid Nunez

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Listen to the Award Winning Book Club review The Friend by Sigrid Nunez live from the recording studio at the Recording Library of West Texas. RLWT is a 501.c3 non-profit organization dedicated to converting text to audio for those with a visual, physical or learning impairment. Join in on our book club that you can listen to anywhere!
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Mar 20 2019 · 47mins
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Sigrid Nunez | The Friend: A Novel with Keith Gessen | A Terrible Country: A Novel

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Sigrid Nunez won the 2018 National Book Award for The Friend, ''a penetrating, moving meditation on loss, comfort, memory'' (NPR) in which a woman is forced to adopt her deceased best friend's Great Dane. The recipient of a Berlin Prize, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Whiting Award, Nunez is also the author of Salvation City, The Last of Her Kind, A Feather on the Breath of God, and Sempre Susan, a memoir about her friend and mentor Susan Sontag.

A founding editor of the popular online magazine n+1, Russian-born polymath Keith Gessen is the author of the novel All the Sad Young Literary Men and the editor of three nonfiction books. A journalism professor at Columbia University, he has written for a wide variety of publications, including The New Yorker, The London Review of Books, and The Atlantic. Gessen's new novel tells the story of a New York émigré's return to Putin's Moscow to take care of his sick grandmother. ''[T]his earnest and wistful but serious book gets good, and then it gets very good... [and] is a gift for those who wish to receive it'' (The New York Times).
(recorded 2/26/2019)
Feb 27 2019 · 57mins
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