April 24, 2009

Amitav Ghosh & Robert Coover: Speaking of...

Click to listen to Chris’s conversations with Amitav Ghosh and Robert Coover (17 minutes, 8 mb mp3) Amitav Ghosh & Robert Coover Our conversation draws on the novelist Robert Coover’s...| More
December 9, 2008

In the Obama Moment: Robert Coover

Click to listen to Chris’s conversation with Robert Coover. (47 minutes, 22 mb mp3) Robert Coover: Where we’ve always been… Robert Coover — in contrast to Rick Moody — would...| More
March 22, 2011

Freedom to Write: China’s Gift to Pittsburgh

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Henry Reese. (14 minutes, 7 mb mp3) [Lake Fong/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] Henry Reese of Sampsonia Way in Pittsburgh stole the show this Spring at...| More
January 18, 2011

Lydia Davis: Miniatures from a Mind on...

Lydia Davis keeps popping up in conversation as a favorite writer of our favorite writers — Rae Armantrout, the Pulitzer poet, among them, and the novelist Robert Coover. Dan Chiasson...| More
May 12, 2009

Reif Larsen: the Making of the "Spivet"...

Maybe there are two Reif Larsens. One is, at 29, the precocious savior of the collapsing book business -- the game-changer, anyway, who in a desperately down market got $900,000...| More
December 5, 2008

In the Obama Moment: Rick Moody

The novelist Rick Moody is one measure of what has changed. He has been known as a generational figure, the “wrathful” child of the fiction he grew up reading, “striking...| More
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