In this debut episode, poetry and fiction explore intersecting themes of writers and writing, endings and beginnings, and defining the borders of the self.
Indianapolis native, writer Dan Wakefield celebrates the reissue of his World War II home front novel and reflects on his friendship with Kurt Vonnegut.
Poet and publisher Dave Torneo discusses the first of six volumes of Karl Ove Knausgård's autobiographical novel, translated from the Norwegian.
"The shorter the story is, the more is at stake with every single word, every single image that you choose, and there’s really no room to take a breather."
"I wanted to write in proximity to these lives because they are part of my community. So many of their anxieties were anxieties that I shared."
"There's some of me in every character I write--male, woman, no matter the age--there's a little bit of me in there."
"Writers are tenders of the necropolis—people who take care of the city of the dead."
Adam Schwartz interviews Laurie R. King, author of a popular series of thrillers featuring the crime-busting team of Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell.
From Playboy to The Zack Files, former men's magazine writer now gets accolades and hugs from ten-year-olds
IU Professor Emeritus Harry M. Geduld tells how he turned a his mother's frightening real-life experience into a short story by mixing fact and invention.