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Episode 376: Ten Minutes with Naomi Kritzer

Little Free Library by Naomi Kritzer Today Gary spends Ten Minutes with Naomi Kritzer, whose wonderful YA novel Catfishing on CatNet is a finalist for this year’s Andre Norton, Edgar, and Minnesota Book Awards, and whose story “Little Free Library” is available on April 8.

Books mentioned include:

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Episode 375: Ten Minutes with Jeffrey Ford

And we’re doing it! One episode every day, without apology (almost)  Today Jonathan spends ten minutes with the incredible Jeffrey Ford who, despite somewhat terrible audio at his end, is wonderful company as he talks about what he’s reading to get through the apocalypse and what you might.

  What are you reading right now (and what do you think of it:

What would you recommend people read if they’re shut in (and why)

What do you have out in the world right now or coming soon you’d like to mention (optional)

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Episode 374: Ten Minutes with Tochi Onyebuchi

Today Jonathan spends ten minutes talking to the fabulous Tochi Onyebuchi about reading for pleasure, writing in a time of crisis, what he’s been reading, what he’d recommend, and what he’s been writing.  As always, our sincere thanks to Tochi for being part of this crazy project.

Books mentioned include:

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Episode 373: Ten Minutes with Alix E. Harrow

Last year saw the publication of The Ten Thousand Doors of January, the enchanting debut novel from Alix E. Harrow.  Today, in our continuing “Ten Minutes with…” series of short podcasts, Jonathan sits down with Alix to talk about the inordinate good fortune of being a writer asked to blurb the most awesome of books, what to read if you’re looking for something to challenge you in these dark times, and what to read if you’re just looking for a little bit of respite.

Books mentioned in this episode include:

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Episode 372: Ten Minutes with James Bradley

And now for something a little different. Jonathan spends ten minutes with James Bradley, author of the fabulous new novel Ghost Species to discuss Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series of crime novels which starts with The Cold, Cold Ground; Lily King’s Writers & Lovers, and much more.

Books mentioned in this episode include:

Some more things James has read recently that he highly recommends:

  • Bridge 108 by Anne Charnock
  • Greenwood by Michael Christie
  • Agency by William Gibson
  • Zero Bomb by MT Hill
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Gathering Evidence by Martin MacInnes
  • Circe by Madeleine Miller
  • Weather by Jenny Offill

Some books James is looking forward to a lot:

  • Mammoth by Chris Flynn
  • The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
  • War of the Maps by Paul McAuley
  • The Trespassers by Meg Mundell
  • Dead Astronauts by Jeff Vandermeer
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