Literary News: New Episodes of

Two new episodes of, the literary show hosted by Daniel Menaker, are now available on the website.

The second episode (of six for the season) is titled “You Always Remember the First Time” and features four first-time authors discussing their works and their decisions to plunge either into fiction or non-fiction. The memoirs in the episode are I was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley and Please Excuse My Daughter by Judie Klam; the two authors who opted for the fictional route are Keith Gessen, who brings us All the Sad Young Literary Men and Ceridwen Dovey, who presents her novel Blood Kin.

The third episode, “The Horror, The Horror” focuses exclusively on non-fiction writers, and the discussions cover sex, censorship, film, race, and parenting in a world that features all of these topics and more. The four featured authors are David Hajdu (The Ten-Cent Plague); Mary Roach (Bonk); Louis Masur (The Soiling of Old Glory); and David Gilmour (The Film Club).

Menaker continues to bring together interesting guests for vibrant conversations, and the format of the show itself continues to evolve and improve, in part thanks to viewer feedback. Be sure to tune in – if you don’t mind an ever-growing to-be-read list.

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