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Hosted by Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan, fiction/non/fiction interprets current events through the lens of literature, and features conversations with writers of all stripes, from novelists and poets to journalists and essayists.

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Hosted by Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan, fiction/non/fiction interprets current events through the lens of literature, and features conversations with writers of all stripes, from novelists and poets to journalists and essayists.

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Awesome podcast

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These are always interesting

Amazing

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Amazing, contemporary, and timely. Highly recommended!

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Awesome podcast

By gianamini - Mar 10 2020
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These are always interesting

Amazing

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Amazing, contemporary, and timely. Highly recommended!
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fiction/non/fiction

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Hosted by Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan, fiction/non/fiction interprets current events through the lens of literature, and features conversations with writers of all stripes, from novelists and poets to journalists and essayists.

Rank #1: S3 Ep. 12: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman: Rebecca Solnit on Her Memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence

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In this episode, writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit reflects on her new memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence. Solnit talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the deep impact of gendered violence on daily life and what it means to be treated as unreliable witnesses to our own individual and collective experiences, as well as how her activism arose out of a deep love and what she calls “a positive engagement with uncertainty.” She also reminisces about her earliest writing spaces and formative experiences in political and artistic communities.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.

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Rebecca Solnit

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Mar 12 2020

59mins

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Rank #2: 1: MFA vs. Everything

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In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, fiction writers Elizabeth McCracken and Tony Tulathimutte and poets Kathryn Nuernberger and Hadara Bar-Nadav talk about graduate programs in creative writing with hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell.

Readings for the episode: ·      The Program Era by Mark McGurl·      “MFA vs POC,” The New Yorker, Junot Diaz·      “The Writers’ Workshop,” by Frank Conroy, from Dogs Bark but the Caravan Rolls On·      POC Mentorship: Graduate Faculty Writers of Color (from de-canon)·      Private Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte·      Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken (forthcoming in February)

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Oct 04 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #3: 2: Idra Novey and Esmé Wang Talk Mental Health and Writing

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In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Idra Novey and Esmé Wang talk to hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, trauma, and mental health.

Readings for the episode: · The Border of Paradise by Esmé Wang  ·  The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Wang (forthcoming) · Esmé Wang's website · “Perdition Days: On Experiencing Psychosis,” by Esme Wang · “The Silence of Sexual Assault in Literature,” by Idra Novey · Ways to Disappear and Those Who Knew, by Idra Novey · “Good Country People,” by Flannery O’Connor · The Recovering by Leslie Jamison

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Oct 18 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #4: 15: So, Who's Funny in the Age of Trump?

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In episode 15, V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell ask who’s funny in the age of Trump, and how they’re managing to pull it off. They talk to Sloane Crosley, author of the new essay collection, Look Alive Out There, about the humor of the everyday and the freedom and subversiveness of not writing about the president. The also speak to Alexandra Petri of The Washington Post’s ComPost column, whose column features humorous takes on political news ranging from James Comey’s book release to Chris Christie’s screaming eyes.

Readings:
• Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
• A Field Guide to Awkward Silences and the ComPost blog, by Alexandra Petri, including [“Further excerpts from James Comey’s book, if the existing ones are anything to go on](https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2018/04/13/further-excerpts-from-james-comeys-book-if-the-existing-ones-are-anything-to-go-on/?utm_term=.0d4b0ee949c3)"
• Life of Samuel Johnson, by James Boswell
• My Life and Hard Times, by James Thurber
• Sylvia Plath, [“Tulips”](https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49013/tulips-56d22ab68fdd0)
• The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations
• [“The Clouds](http://classics.mit.edu/Aristophanes/clouds.html)," by Aristophanes
• [“The Personal Essay Boom is Over,”](https://www.newyorker.com/culture/jia-tolentino/the-personal-essay-boom-is-over) by Jia Tolentino

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Apr 19 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #5: 17: Against Genre Snobbery: Marlon James and Daniel José Older on the Intersections of Literary and Genre Writing

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In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, taped live at the inaugural Wordplay in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Marlon James and Daniel José Older speak with hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the politics of literary categories. They talk about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the history of queerness in Africa, the importance of plot, the Wookieepedia, writing violence and respecting readers, and the details of dinosaurs.

Guests:

●      Marlon James

●      Daniel José Older

Readings for the Episode:

●      Black Leopard, Red Wolfby Marlon James

●      Dactyl Hill Squad & Dactyl Hill Squad: Freedom Fireby Daniel Jose Older

●      Hollywood Wivesby Jackie Collins

●      Buffy the Vampire Slayer

●      The Iliadby Homer

●      All the President’s Menby Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

●      Madame Bovaryby Gustave Flaubert

●      Octavia Butler

●      The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ringby J.R.R. Tolkien

●      100 Years of Solitudeby Gabriel Garcia Marquez

●      The Stand & It by Stephen King

●      Shogunby James Clavell

●      Avatar: The Last Airbender

●      Star Wars: A New Hope

●      The Harry Potter Seriesby J.K. Rowling

●      Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls

●      Pokémon Detective Pikachu

●      Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

●      Jesmyn Ward

●      Nicholson Baker

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May 16 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: 5: Madeline Miller on Circe, Homer, Translation, and Adaptation (recorded live at the Miami Book Fair)

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In this live episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, recorded at the 2018 Miami Book Fair, novelist Madeline Miller talks to hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about ancient Greek epic, translation, mythological realism, and literary adaptation.

Readings for the Episode:

Circeand The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Odyssey and “Translator’s Note to The Odyssey by Emily Wilson

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth  by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Guest: Madeline Miller

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Nov 29 2018

57mins

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Rank #7: 16: Democrats in the Bardo: George and Paula Saunders on Politics and Writing

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In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, taped live at the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri, George and Paula Saunders talk to hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about writing, politics, class, and the contenders for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (make sure to include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.

Guests:

●      George Saunders

●      Paula Saunders

Readings for the Episode:

●      10th of Decemberby George Saunders     

●      Lincoln in the Bardoby George Saunders     

●      Pastoralia by George Saunders

●      CivilWarLandin Bad Decline by George Saunders

●      The Distance Homeby Paula Saunders

●      War and Peaceby Leo Tolstoy 

●      “Robert Kennedy Saved from Drowning” by Donald Barthelme

●      The Unpopular Mr. Lincolnby Larry Tagg

●      American Pastoral by Philip Roth

●      "Grief" by Anton Chekhov

●      Beto O’Rourke on Medium

●      Books by Curtis Sittenfeld

●      The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison 

●      Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden     

●      “E Pluribus Unum?” by Stacey Abrams

●      Bob Hillman, "Carveresque," from the album Some of Us Are Free, Some of Us Are Lost

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May 02 2019

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Rank #8: 7: How Has Literary Life Changed in 20 Years? With Curtis Sittenfeld and Oscar Villalon

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In search of some nostalgic holiday cheer, V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell climb in the way back machine and time travel to 1997 with critic and editor Oscar Villalon and novelist Curtis Sittenfeld. Oscar rounds up the books that won prizes twenty years ago, the books that remain relevant, and explains why these books aren't always the same. Curtis talks to us about Monica Lewinsky, Esquire, The Prairie Wife, Sex and the City and the very literary politics of 1997\. PLUS an *exclusive* preview of her novel-in-progress about a Hillary Rodham who never becomes a Clinton. Readings (Fiction): Underworld by Don DeLillo; You Think It, I'll Say It, by Curtis Sittenfeld; The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy; American Pastoral by Phillip Roth; Paradise by Toni Morrison; Martin Dressler by Steven Millhauser; The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald; The Farewell Symphony by Edmund White; Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier; Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Readings (Nonfiction): Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt; The Commissar Vanishes: the Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia by David King; The Rape of Nanking: the Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang; The Women by Hilton Als; Sex and the City by Candice Bushnell. In the Stacks will be back in two weeks. Happy Holidays!

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Dec 28 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: 14: All Fiction is Crime Fiction

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In episode 14, V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell examine the omnipresent American comfort narrative of mystery and crime fiction. Why do we love crime stories so much? How do they shape the way that we think about a whole host of real-world issues from the Mueller investigation to Black Lives Matter and the shootings of young black men by police? They are joined for this discussion by Mat Johnson, author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the graphic novels Incognegro and Dark Rain. Readings: •    Incognegro by Mat Johnson, and its new miniprequels •    Superman II, Superman III (film) •    The Untouchables (film) •    The Road To Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder •    The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler •    Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky •    CrimeReads.com

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Apr 05 2018

58mins

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Rank #10: 14: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about Lit Mags (And Likely More)

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In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, editors Brigid Hughes of A Public Space and Jennifer Baker of Electric Literature and the Minorities in Publishing podcast discuss the world of literary journals with hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell. What gets an editor’s attention? How much editing do they really do? And where was the AWP hotel bar in Portland? This episode, recorded during the annual AWP conference, has the answers.

Readings for the Episode:

·       A Public Space, Issue 27, ed. Brigid Hughes

·       Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage by Bette Howland (forthcoming, APS Books)

·       Everyday People: The Color of Lifeed. Jennifer Baker

·       Acentos Review

·       As/Us

·       Kweli Journal

·       Callaloo

·       Lambda Literary

·       Papercuts

·       Paper Darts

·       Tayo Literary Magazine

·       Tin House

·       Copper Nickel

·       The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling

·       The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

·       Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans

·       The Bible of Dirty Jokes by Eileen Pollack

Guests:

·       Brigid Hughes

·       Jennifer Baker

Live from the FSG Originals Party

 ·     Jessica Eckerstorfer

·      Danielle Evans

·      Lydia Kiesling

·      Dan Kois

·      R.O. Kwon

·      Wayne Miller

·      Eileen Pollack

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Apr 04 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #11: 8: Literary Color Lines

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In episode 8, V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell talk about sensitivity reads, cross-cultural writing, and the lack of diversity in the publishing industry with author and COO of We Need Diverse Books Dhonielle Clayton and agent Ayesha Pande. In the first half of the show, Clayton talks about her own career as a sensitivity reader—or, as she prefers, a targeted beta reader—and discusses her concerns with a recent _New York Times_ article on the subject. In the show's second segment, longtime agent and former editor Pande explains how she has seen a lack of diversity in publishing affect writers of color throughout her 25-year career. Readings: "In an Era of Online Outrage, Do Sensitivity Readers Result in Better Books, or Censorship?" by Alexandra Alter in _The New York Times_; "Twentieth Century Fiction and the Black Mask of Humanity" by Ralph Ellison, from _Shadow and Act_; "How Chris Jackson is Building a Black Literary Movement" by Vinson Cunningham in _The New York Times Magazine_. In the Stacks features Abby Fennewald, Director of Marketing and Publicity for BookPeople in Austin, Texas.

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Jan 11 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: 8: Notice Me: How Literary Publicity Works

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In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, publicists and writers Carla Bruce-Eddings and Karen Gu and novelist Tom Barbash talk to hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how literary publicity works, and how books and authors get attention.

Readings for the Episode:

Part I: ·      Carla Bruce-Eddings on Twitter·      Algonquin Books on Twitter·      Karen Gu on Twitter·      Graywolf Press on Twitter·      Graywolf Press on Instagram·      Oculus by Sally Wen Mao ·      Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi ·      “Gender, Transition, and Ogbanje,” by Akwaeke Emezi, for The Cut·      Severance by Ling Ma ·      Pachinko by Min Jin Lee ·      “Amazing Grace,” by Carla Bruce-Eddings, in Well Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, ed. Glory Edim ·      Carla Bruce-Eddings archive at New York Magazine·      “Seven White Rabbit Candies is Equivalent to One Cup of Milk,” by Karen Gu Part II ·      The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash ·      Lori & Julia’s Book Club Show on 107.1 in Minneapolis. ·      “In 'The Dakota Winters,' Finding A New Story To Tell About John Lennon,” National Public Radio Weekend Edition with Scott Simon·      The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon ·      “Oscar Villalon and Arthur Phillips on Getting That Big, Fat Writer’s Advance,” Fiction/Non/Fiction Episode 24, Season 1

Guests:

Tom Barbash

Carla Bruce-Eddings

Karen Gu

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Jan 10 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #13: 18: Writing About Mass Incarceration Across Genres

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Poet and memoirist Reginald Dwayne Betts and novelist Zachary Lazar join V.V Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell for the first of two special episodes on the effects of mass incarceration on American communities and democracy. Betts, a poet, memoirist and lawyer who was incarcerated as a young man, talks about writing in different genres, as well as the experience of having friends and colleagues write about his character to support his application to the bar and our collective impulse to be punitive. Lazar discusses his recent novel, Vengeance, which is set at Angola, the maximum-security Louisiana state penitentiary where inmates work on a farm that used to be a plantation.

Readings: • Bastards of the Reagan Era, Shahid Reads His Own Palm, and A Question of Freedom, by Reginald Dwayne Betts • [“Prison,”](https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/prison) by Reginald Dwayne Betts • [“For the City That Nearly Broke Me,”](https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/city-nearly-broke-me) by Reginald Dwayne Betts • [“Feeling Fucked Up: The Architecture of Anger”](https://aprweb.org/poems/feeling-fucked-up-the-architecture-of-anger) by Reginald Dwayne Betts • Vengeance, by Zachary Lazar • Crush, by Richard Sitken • The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander • [“For Freckle-Faced Gerald,”](https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/51369/for-freckle-faced-gerald) by Etheridge Knight

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May 31 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #14: 5: The New Culture Wars: Higher Ed Edition

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The novelists V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell discuss how cuts to higher education are threatening the fabric of American life. Guests John Freeman and Sarah Smarsh talk about the higher cost of college has exacerbated income inequality. And the director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Lan Samantha Chang, weighs in on how the great Midwestern public universities are being squeezed by Republican-led state legislatures. Readings: "We Just Don't Feel Like We Belong Here Anymore" by Becca Andrews in Mother Jones. "The Decline of the Midwest's Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies" by Jon Marcus in The Atlantic. "Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees" by Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan in the Washington Post. Tales of Two Americas, essays "Blood Brother" by Sarah Smarsh, "Hurray for Losers" by Dagoberto Gilb and "A Good Neighbor Is Hard To Find" by Whitney Terrell Moo by Jane Smiley Stoner by John Williams All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost by Lan Samantha Chang Whitney's statistics on the 2008-2016 decline in Missouri's higher education funding come from an August 18, 2016 report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. You can find the figures for your state here: https://www.cbpp.org/research/state-by-state-fact-sheets-higher-education-cuts-jeopardize-students-and-states-economic For more, visit us at LitHub.com

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Nov 30 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #15: 9: Can I Get A Witness: God and Faith in American Fiction

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In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, novelists R.O. Kwon and Paul Harding and hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell discuss writing about God and faith.

Readings for the Episode:

·      The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

·      Tinkers and Enon by Paul Harding

·      Blind Spot and Open City by Teju Cole

·      The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson

·      He Held Radical Light by Christian Wiman

·      Marilynne Robinson

·      Laleh Khadivi

·      Simone Weil

·      Mohsin Hamid

·      Louisa May Alcott

Guests:

·      R.O. Kwon

·      Paul Harding

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Jan 24 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #16: 21: Mira Jacob and Pamela Paul Talk Reboots & Superheroes

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Writers Pamela Paul and Mira Jacob talk with V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the literary side of reboots, comics, and superheroes. Editor of the New York Times Book Review Pamela Paul (the author of My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues) talks about the relevance and impact of literary retellings and her life as a reader. Mira Jacob, author of the novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing and the forthcoming graphic memoir Good Talk: Conversations I’m Still Confused About discusses the role of comics in American mythology, their viability in the digital world, and the intersection of comics and literature.

Readings: • [My Life with Bob](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781627796316), [The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony](https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/128285/the-starter-marriage-and-the-future-of-matrimony-by-pamela-paul/9780812966763/), Pornified, and [Parenting, Inc.](https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780805089240) by Pamela Paul • [A View of the Empire at Sunset](https://lithub.com/a-view-of-the-empire-at-sunset/) by Caryl Phillips • [Wide Sargasso Sea](http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?ID=4294989814) and [Smile Please](https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/299064/smile-please/) by Jean Rhys • “Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be” from [The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781941040683) by Margot Livesey • [Early Work](http://www.earlywork.net/) • [The Perfect Nanny](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143132172) by Leila Slimani • [Life After Life](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780316176491) by Kate Atkinson • [The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780812994780), [Shondaland column](https://www.shondaland.com/inspire/a15168745/mira-jacob-comic-my-past-self/), and "[37 Difficult Questions from My Mixed-Race Son](https://www.buzzfeed.com/mirajacob/questions-from-my-mixed-race-son)" by Mira Jacob • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon • The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem • Tintin by Hergé • Asterix by René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Jean-Yves Ferri • [Amar Chitra Katha](https://www.amarchitrakatha.com/us/) • [The New York Times Book Review Podcast](https://www.nytimes.com/column/book-review-podcast)

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Jul 12 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #17: 3: The Power of Facebook: How Big is Too Big?

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In episode three of fiction/non/fiction, V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell talk to The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal and novelist Alexander Chee about Facebook, Russia, dark ads, and how writers are changing their relationship to social media. For more, head to LitHub.com

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Nov 02 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #18: 23: James Traub and Margot Livesey on Decency vs. Moral Weakness

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In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, writers James Traub and Margot Livesey discuss the idea of morally weak characters with hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell. In part one, Traub talks moral weakness, the concept of decency in the public sphere, and his recent Atlantic article about the Strzok hearing. Livesey explores the morally weak character in her novel Mercury, fiction and moral failings in the private sphere, and famously flawed characters in literary history.

Readings • “[Decency Loses Its Moral Force](https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/have-they-no-sense-of-decency/565415/)” by James Traub • “[Selfishness Is Killing Liberalism](https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/liberalism-trump-era/553553/)” by James Traub • [John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780465093830) by James Traub • [The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781941040683) and [Mercury](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062437501) by Margot Livesey • 12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet • [On Liberty](https://www.gutenberg.org/files/34901/34901-h/34901-h.htm) by John Stuart Mill • [All The King’s Men](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780156004800?aff=PublishersWeekly) by Robert Penn Warren • [Put Out More Flags](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781619698611?aff=) by Evelyn Waugh • [Homage to Catalonia](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780156421171) by George Orwell • [1984](https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/326569/1984-by-george-orwell-with-a-foreword-by-thomas-pynchon/9780452284234/) by George Orwell • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville • [The Good Soldier](https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2775/2775-h/2775-h.htm) by Ford Madox Ford • The criticism of F. R. Leavis • “[The Interview](https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1957/07/27/the-interview-4)” by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala • [Giovanni’s Room](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781101907740) by James Baldwin • [All the Kings Men](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780156004800?aff=PublishersWeekly) by Robert Penn Warren • [Things Fall Apart](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780385474542) by Chinua Achebe • [Invisible Man](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780679732761) by Ralph Ellison • “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor • “[Drinking Coffee Elsewhere](https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2000/06/19/drinking-coffee-elsewhere)” by ZZ Packer • [Rebecca](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780380730407) by Daphne du Maurier • [A Passage to India](https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780156711425) by E. M. Forster • Magneto from The X-Men • [The Stanford prison experiment](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experiment)

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Aug 09 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: 4: We're All Russian, Now

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V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell discuss Russian-American political machinations with Ukrainian-born novelist Sana Krasikov and novelist Charles Baxter explores America's curious fascination with Chekhov and great Russian literature. For more, head to LitHub.com.

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Nov 16 2017

52mins

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Rank #20: 12: Trans is Not New: Gender in Writing

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In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, scholar and author C. Riley Snorton and author T Fleischmann discuss intersections of gender, race, and their own writing with hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell.

Readings for the Episode:

·       Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low by C. Riley Snorton

·       Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton

·       Syzygy, Beauty: An Essay by T. Fleischmann

·       Time is the Thing the Body Moves Through by T. Fleischmann

·       Epistemology of the Closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

·       Death of the PostHuman: Essays on Extinction by Claire Colebrook

·       Scenes of Subjection by Saidiya V. Hartman

·       Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book by H.J. Spillers

·       Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

·       Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William and Ellen Craft

·       “What people fail to realize is…” A Twitter Thread by Nikole Hannah-Jones 

·       Felix Gonzalez-Torres

·       Histories of the Transgender Child by Julian Gill-Peterson

·       “Why Does Obama Scold Black Boys?” by Derecka Purnell

Guests:

·       C. Riley Snorton

·       T Fleischmann

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Mar 07 2019

1hr 11mins

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S3 Ep. 22: The Unpopular Tale of Populism: Thomas Frank on the Real History of an American Mass Movement

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In this special live episode of Fiction/Non/Fiction, political commentator and historian Thomas Frank joins co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss his newest book, The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism. Presented by the Kansas City Public Library and Rainy Day Books, this conversation delves into the complicated history of populism, as Frank argues that the Trump administration and right-wing authoritarian governments in Hungary and Brazil — characterized by many as examples of populist movements — are in fact anything but. 

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. And check out video excerpts from our interviews at Fiction/Non/Fiction’s YouTube Channel.

This podcast is produced by Andrea Tudhope. 

Guests:


Selected readings for the episode:

Thomas Frank

Others: 

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Jul 30 2020

49mins

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S3 Ep. 21: Breaking the Mold: Christopher Buckley and Sara Paretsky on Reinventing Genre

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In this episode, acclaimed modern crime writer Sara Paretsky and political satirist and novelist Christopher Buckley join Fiction/Non/Fiction co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to talk about pushing against the boundaries of genre writing. Buckley discusses how political satire has been redefined in the era of reality-television-star-turned-president Trump, and why his new novel Make Russia Great Again is a faux memoir. Then, Paretsky speaks about making the male-dominated detective fiction genre her own with the best-selling V.I. Warshawski series, and reflects on her recent collection Love & Other Crimes, which also features the iconic character.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. And check out video excerpts from our interviews at LitHub’s Virtual Book Channel and Fiction/Non/Fiction’s YouTube Channel.

This podcast is produced by Andrea Tudhope. 

Guests:


Selected readings for the episode:

Christopher Buckley


Sara Paretsky

Others: 

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Jul 16 2020

1hr 16mins

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S3 Ep. 20: Aiming to Heal When There Is No Cure: Daniela Lamas and C. Dale Young on Doctoring and Our Pandemic Future

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In this episode, acclaimed author and pulmonary and critical care specialist Daniela Lamas and celebrated poet and radiation oncologist C. Dale Young join Fiction/Non/Fiction co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to discuss the sustained trauma the COVID-19 pandemic has already inflicted, as well as what is to come. Lamas reflects on providing end of life care to coronavirus patients, and reads from a New York Times piece about the varied difficulties some survivors face on long journeys to recovery. Young reads from The Affliction: A Novel in Stories, as well as his recent poem “Adrenaline,” in which he describes wanting relief from being on constant alert; he also talks about watching Americans fail to consider the public good.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. And check out video excerpts from our interviews at LitHub’s Virtual Book Channel and Fiction/Non/Fiction’s YouTube Channel.

This podcast is produced by Andrea Tudhope. 

Guests:


Selected readings for the episode:

Daniela Lamas


C. Dale Young

Others: 

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Jul 02 2020

1hr 18mins

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S3 Ep. 19: Black Stories Matter: Terrion Williamson and Jabari Asim on Narrative During the George Floyd Protests

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The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked nationwide protests and a reckoning with racism and police brutality. In this episode, University of Minnesota professor and author Terrion Williamson talks with Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about her recent Belt Magazine essay, in which she writes about the parallels between George Floyd’s killing and the 2010 death of David Cornelius Smith, a Black man who moved from her hometown to the Twin Cities. Then, poet and writer Jabari Asim breaks down the dangerous fallout of the criminalization of Black communities and favorable portrayals of police in literature and the media, which he tackles in his newest collection, “Stop and Frisk.”

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. And check out video excerpts from our interviews at LitHub’s Virtual Book Channel and Fiction/Non/Fiction’s YouTube Channel.

This podcast is produced by Andrea Tudhope. 

Guests:

Selected readings for the episode:

Jabari Asim


Terrion Williamson


Others: 

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Jun 18 2020

1hr 6mins

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S3 Ep 18: On Feminism and Fictionalized Histories: Curtis Sittenfeld Tackles Centrism, Clintonism, and All Things ‘Hillary Rodham'

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In this episode, Curtis Sittenfeld discusses the mix of historical context and fictionalized character development—as well as the double standards every professional woman faces—in her new novel, Rodham. Sittenfeld joins Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to ask the question no one else has dared to: what would the world look like had Hillary Rodham never accepted Bill Clinton’s marriage proposal? 

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.

This episode was produced by Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan.

Guests:


Selected readings for the episode:

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Jun 04 2020

55mins

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S3 Ep. 17: Poetry, Prose, and the Climate Crisis: John Freeman and Tahmima Anam on Public Space and Global Inequality

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In this episode, poet and editor John Freeman talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about his second collection of poetry, The Park. Freeman discusses who finds public space a source of connection, relaxation, and recreation, and who is excluded. Then Ganeshananthan, Terrell, and Freeman are joined by acclaimed Bangladeshi writer Tahmima Anam, who has written extensively about climate change and whose fable appears in Freeman’s new anthology, Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World. The four discuss global inequality, the climate crisis, and resilience.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. And check out video excerpts from our interviews at LitHub’s Virtual Book Channel and Fiction/Non/Fiction’s YouTube Channel.

This podcast is produced by Andrea Tudhope. 

Guests:

Selected readings for the episode:

John Freeman


Tahmima Anam


Others: 

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May 21 2020

1hr 8mins

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S3 Ep. 16: Solitude Versus Sociability: David Means and Candace Bushnell on Being Alone and Making Connections

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In this episode, acclaimed fiction writer David Means and Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell share their experiences with solitude and sociability in quarantine. Means, author of the recent short story collection Instructions for a Funeral, talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how writers use solitude to their advantage. Bushnell discusses the crucial role social life and friendship plays in Sex and the City and in the lives of New Yorkers. She also speaks about her new novel Rules for Being a Girl.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. And check out video excerpts from our interviews at LitHub’s Virtual Book Channel and Fiction/Non/Fiction’s YouTube Channel.

This podcast is produced by Andrea Tudhope. 

Guests:

Selected readings for the episode:

David Means


Candace Bushnell

Others

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May 07 2020

59mins

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S3 Ep. 15: Poetry, Blackness, and Friendship: Danez Smith on Language, Connection, and 'Homie'

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In this episode, acclaimed poet Danez Smith discusses the role friendship plays in their most recent collection of poetry, Homie. Smith talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the isolating effect COVID-19 has had on black communities, using space on the page inventively, and writing about money. This episode is presented in conjunction with the Loft Literary Center’s literary festival, Wordplay, which this year is a virtual event.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.

This episode was produced by Andrea Tudhope. This week's sponsor is the University of Colorado's Master of Arts in Journalism Entrepreneurship program. Learn more at ce.colorado.edu/tellthestory to invent your future in journalism today. 

Poetry, Blackness, and Friendship: Danez Smith on Language, Connection, and ‘Homie’ from The Virtual Book Channel on Vimeo.

Guests:


Selected readings for the episode:

Danez Smith

Others 

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Apr 23 2020

49mins

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S3 Ep. 14: Alternate Histories and Silenced Women: Sue Monk Kidd on Her New Novel The Book of Longings

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In this episode, New York Times bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd discusses her upcoming novel The Book of Longings, which is from the point of view of Ana, the wife of Jesus. Kidd talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how alternate histories can be vehicles for silenced voices of the past, and how our present might be different if Jesus being married was part of the Bible’s story. Kidd also talks about her research process and writing the character of Judas Iscariot. 

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.

Alternate Histories and Silenced Women: Sue Monk Kidd on her Novel The Book of Longings from The Virtual Book Channel on Vimeo.

Guests:


Selected readings for the episode:

Sue Monk Kidd

Others 

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Apr 09 2020

47mins

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S3 Ep. 13: Literature in the Face of COVID-19: Rigoberto González and Deb Olin Unferth on Writing and Teaching in a Time of Crisis

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In this episode, poet Rigoberto González and novelist Deb Olin Unferth discuss how literary life has altered under COVID-19. González, director of the MFA program at Rutgers University-Newark, talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the struggles universities face in the transition to online classes, and also reads from his latest collection, The Book of Ruin; Unferth speaks about her new novel, Barn 8, its disrupted book tour, and what we can learn from animals and nature as we navigate a global pandemic. 

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. And this episode, for the first time, we feature video excerpts of our interviews. See LitHub’s Virtual Book Channel and Fiction/Non/Fiction’s YouTube Channel for more.

Guests:


Selected readings for the episode:

Rigoberto González


Deb Olin Unferth

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Mar 26 2020

1hr 11mins

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S3 Ep. 12: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman: Rebecca Solnit on Her Memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence

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In this episode, writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit reflects on her new memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence. Solnit talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the deep impact of gendered violence on daily life and what it means to be treated as unreliable witnesses to our own individual and collective experiences, as well as how her activism arose out of a deep love and what she calls “a positive engagement with uncertainty.” She also reminisces about her earliest writing spaces and formative experiences in political and artistic communities.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.

Guests:


Selected readings for the episode:

Rebecca Solnit

Others 

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Mar 12 2020

59mins

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S3 Ep. 11: Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Chavisa Woods on the Sanders Campaign, Race, and Gender

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In this episode, author and activist Bill Fletcher, Jr. and author Chavisa Woods discuss Bernie Sanders’ frontrunner status in the Democratic primary, the campaign’s efforts to build a diverse coalition in 2020, and whether or not those efforts have worked. Fletcher talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how Sanders has altered his approach to reaching out to black voters; Woods compares the Sanders and Warren campaigns, reflects on their appeal to women, and analyzes how voters talk politics online.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.

Guests:


Selected readings for the episode:

Bill Fletcher, Jr.

Chavisa Woods

Others

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Feb 27 2020

1hr 14mins

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S3 Ep 10: Coronavirus and Contagion: Laurie Chen and Richard Preston on Writing About the Spread of Disease

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In this episode, South China Morning Post reporter Laurie Chen and bestselling science writer Richard Preston talk about the global panic over coronavirus, China’s response, and how societies defend themselves against viral outbreaks like Ebola. Chen talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how misinformation about coronaviruses spreads on social media; Preston discusses his nonfiction books The Hot Zone and Crisis in the Red Zone.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching).

Guests:


Selected readings for the episode:

Laurie Chen


Richard Preston


Others


South China Morning Post coverage and interviews

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Feb 13 2020

1hr 6mins

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S3 Ep. 9: All the President's Henchmen: Susan Choi and Garrett Graff on Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, and the Long History of Henching in Politics and Literature

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In this episode, novelist Susan Choi and journalist Garrett Graff talk to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about henchmen in political headlines and political literature. Graff talks about the word’s mob connotations, as well as its connections to the Trump and Nixon administrations; Choi talks about degrees of loyalty, and henchmen in literature, from Falstaff to Trust Exercise and American Woman

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.

Guests:


Selected readings for the episode:

Garrett Graff

Susan Choi

Others

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Jan 30 2020

1hr 15mins

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S3 Ep. 8: Who Can Be A Citizen?: Rohini Mohan and Praveen Donthi on Hindu Nationalism, Exclusion, and Belonging in Modi's India

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In this episode, journalists Rohini Mohan and Praveen Donthi talk to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the recent widespread protests in India over the Modi government’s Citizenship Amendment Act and why many see the act as a threat to India’s secular nature and constitution. Donthi talks about his time reporting in Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state, and the abrupt change in its autonomous status, announced in August; Mohan speaks about covering Assam, a state in India’s northeast where the debates over who belongs have a longer history. 

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.

Guests:

  • Rohini Mohan
  • Praveen Donthi


Selected readings for the episode:

Rohini Mohan


Praveen Donthi (all pieces from The Caravan)


Others

Books

Articles

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Jan 16 2020

1hr 9mins

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S3 Ep. 7: Live at the Miami Book Fair: T.C. Boyle on Writing About LSD and Outside Looking In

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In this episode, taped live at the Miami Book Fair, writer T.C. Boyle talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about writing his latest novel, Outside Looking In. The novel looks at the history of LSD, and tracks the marriage of a Harvard graduate student who works with psychologist and LSD researcher Timothy Leary. Boyle offers candid insights into his research process, his own experiences with drugs, his relationship with nature, and how he writes and revises.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.

Guests:

  • T.C. Boyle

Readings for the Episode:

T.C. Boyle


Michael Pollan

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Jan 02 2020

50mins

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A Holiday Re-Broadcast

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We'll be back with a new episode, featuring T.C. Boyle, on January 2. Until then, please enjoy this holiday re-broadcast of our April 4, 2019 episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast. In this episode, editors Brigid Hughes of A Public Space and Jennifer Baker of Electric Literature and the Minorities in Publishing podcast discuss the world of literary journals with hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell. What gets an editor’s attention? How much editing do they really do? And where was the AWP hotel bar in Portland? This episode, recorded during the annual AWP conference, has the answers.

Readings for the Episode:

·    A Public Space, Issue 27, ed. Brigid Hughes

·    Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage by Bette Howland (forthcoming, APS Books)

·    Everyday People: The Color of Lifeed. Jennifer Baker

·    Acentos Review

·    As/Us

·    Kweli Journal

·    Callaloo

·    Lambda Literary

·    Papercuts

·    Paper Darts

·    Tayo Literary Magazine

·    Tin House

·    Copper Nickel

·    The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling

·    The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

·    Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans

·    The Bible of Dirty Jokes by Eileen Pollack

Guests:

·    Brigid Hughes

·    Jennifer Baker

Live from the FSG Originals Party

 ·   Jessica Eckerstorfer

·   Danielle Evans

·   Lydia Kiesling

·   Dan Kois

·   R.O. Kwon

·   Wayne Miller

·   Eileen Pollack

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Dec 26 2019

1hr 23mins

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S3 Ep. 6: The Language of Abuse: Rene Denfeld and Megan Phelps-Roper on Private and Public Violence in the Trump Era

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In this episode, writers Rene Denfeld and Megan Phelps-Roper talk to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how the private language of abuse has infected the political rhetoric of the Trump era. Denfeld discusses her work as a licensed investigator and talks about writing about verbal abuse, as well as the difference between investing in mass incarceration and investing in justice; Phelps-Roper recounts how she thought about language and audience as a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, and how she considers the same thing now that she has left it.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.


Guests:


Readings for the Episode:

Rene Denfeld


Megan Phelps-Roper


Others

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Dec 12 2019

1hr 11mins

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S3 Ep. 5: Live at the Miami Book Fair: Ann and Jeff VanderMeer on Classic Fantasy, Fearsome Ducks, and Dead Astronauts

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In this episode, taped live at the Miami Book Fair, writer Jeff VanderMeer and editor Ann VanderMeer talk to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about editing The Big Book of Classic Fantasy anthology, historical understandings of fantasy, editing beyond Anglocentrism, and the significance of animals in fantasy compared to literary fiction. Jeff VanderMeer also talks about his newly launched novel Dead Astronauts, the future of genetic editing, and how to write about animals.

To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.

Guests:

  • Ann VanderMeer
  • Jeff VanderMeer


Readings for the Episode:

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, eds.


Jeff VanderMeer


Ann VanderMeer, editor


Others

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Dec 05 2019

55mins

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Where's my new Fiction/Non/Fiction episode?

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The Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast is taking a break for Thanksgiving. But we'll be back this coming Thursday with a episode featuring Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, recorded live at the Miami Book Fair.

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Nov 28 2019

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Awesome podcast

By gianamini - Mar 10 2020
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These are always interesting

Amazing

By CharlieMcGill - Mar 10 2020
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Amazing, contemporary, and timely. Highly recommended!