Lee Matalone on making ‘Home Making’ by happenstance

Lee Matalone on making ‘Home Making’ by happenstance

In Home Making, Lee Matalone explores how people face anxieties as they attempt to put together their lives and figure out their places in the world. The debut novel is filled with multiple generations of women who are finding their footing at different stages of life.

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Podcast Episode 02: Brandon Taylor, author of ‘Real Life’

Podcast Episode 02: Brandon Taylor, author of ‘Real Life’

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Brandon Taylor is the Senior Editor of Electric Literature‘s Recommended Reading and is a staff writer at Lit Hub. His debut novel, Real Life, is about a grad student’s weekend of self-realization after a science experience fails. From a romance to feeling out of place, nothing seems to be going right for main character Wallace.

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Jenn Shapland recommends the books that lift her up, tear her down, and everything in between

Jenn Shapland recommends the books that lift her up, tear her down, and everything in between

Jenn Shapland was working in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center when she came across letters from author Carson McCullers and a mysterious woman named Annemarie. That discovery led the writer on a journey to uncover and reexamine McCullers’s life while also taking a closer look at her own.

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Peter Kispert knows what makes a good story

Peter Kispert knows what makes a good story

Peter Kispert is a beloved editor who has worked with some of best writers publishing today. He is also is an accomplished writer himself, with work appearing or forthcoming in OUT, GQ, and Eqsuire. His writing, both fiction and non-fiction, explores identity, queerness, and culture.

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Deepa Anappara examines the dangers of childhood in ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’

Deepa Anappara examines the dangers of childhood in ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’

Deepa Anappara spent over a decade as a journalist in India where she reported on poverty, religion, and education. Her work resulted in multiple awards and recognitions. Her novel, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, builds on those themes she wrote about.

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Podcast Episode 01: Emma Copley Eisenberg, author of ‘The Third Rainbow Girl’

Podcast Episode 01: Emma Copley Eisenberg, author of ‘The Third Rainbow Girl’

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The official first episode (after the supersized ‘pilot’ that featured four authors) features Emma Copley Eisenberg. Her debut book is called The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia.

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