KCRW's Bookworm

KCRW's Bookworm

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A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established, new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the show's host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt.More from KCRW's Bookworm »

Most Recent Episodes

Larissa MacFarquhar: Strangers Drowning

Larissa MacFarquhar writes about do-gooders who practice effective altruism. They don't care what others think of their extreme choices. They care about being effective.

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Edmund de Waal: The White Road

Edmund de Waal takes us on a vast journey into the history and heart, skin and bones of porcelain.

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Bruce Bauman: Broken Sleep

Bruce Bauman's new novel is like a family with everyone, including the reader, struggling to find a place, a home, a sense of community.

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Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners

Poets and editors CAConrad, Robert Dewhurst, and Joshua Beckman talk both about groundbreaking, boldly gay poet/activist, John Wieners, and about the process of compiling and honoring such a prolific poet with the selected works book.

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Rick Moody: Hotels of North America

Hotel reviews that really, become reviews on life.

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Paul Murray: The Mark and the Void

Paul Murray's comic novel dramatizes an economic crisis in his native Ireland, one that imperils the vitality of Dublin's culture.

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Eileen Myles: I Must Be Living Twice

Poet, fiction writer, essayist and dramatist Eileen Myles on success, the relevancy of poetry and surviving as a poet

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Isabel Allende: The Japanese Lover

Allende brings her emotional wisdom to the love lives of three generations of post World War II Asian and Jewish characters.

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Sandra Cisneros: A House of My Own

Sandra Cisneros, now in her sixties, looks back at her journey to find her voice, in a candid memoir woven from prose, photographs, and essays.

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Gary Indiana: I Can Give You Anything but Love

The outlandish and unguarded Gary Indiana has written what can be described as an "anti-memoir." He doesn't like memoirs but has written one himself, partly because he has lived a real life all over the world: he actually has something to write about.

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