KCRW's Bookworm 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.
KCRW's Bookworm

KCRW's Bookworm

From KCRW

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.

Most Recent Episodes

Dennis Cooper: "I Wished"

Santa Claus, James Turrell, "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," John Wayne Gacy, and, most of all, George Miles: these are parts of Dennis Cooper's discussion of his new book, "I Wished."

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers: "The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois" (Part 2)

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses writing about the full range of a community, its sexuality and gender, in her first fiction novel, "The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois."

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers: "The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois" (Part 1)

Master poet Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses her fiction debut, "The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois."

Alice McDermott: "What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction"

Alice McDermott discusses the madness in fiction and her new book, "What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction."

Alice McDermott: "What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction"

Richard Powers: The Overstory

About the interdependence between humans and trees, Richard Powers found a place for the non-human in literary fiction with his new book, The Overstory.

Ron and Russell Mael: "Annette"

Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks discuss the small and significant differences between their original material and the final movie, "Annette."

Rikki Ducornet: "Trafik"

Rikki Ducornet speaks about writing in dreamtime for her new sci-fi book, "Trafik."

Yaa Gyasi: "Transcendent Kingdom" and "Homegoing" (Part Two)

Part two of two, a continuation of Yaa Gyasi's discussion about the extraordinary explorations of her books "Homegoing" and "Transcendent Kingdom."

Yaa Gyasi: "Transcendent Kingdom" and "Homegoing" (Part One)

Part one of two in which Yaa Gyasi discusses the myriad complexities of her novels "Transcendent Kingdom" and "Homegoing."

Jack Skelley: "Dennis Wilson and Charlie Manson"

Jack Skelley speaks about his new book, "Dennis Wilson and Charlie Manson," and the bad Beach Boy's intersection with a serial killer.