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Marginalia takes readers beyond the pages of the book, through author interviews, editorial insights and more. Marginalia is produced at KMUW-Wichita.

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Marginalia: Andrew Krivak On 'The Bear' And The End Of Mankind

What would a world look like where only two people remain?

Marginalia: Rufi Thorpe's 'The Knockout Queen' Packs A Punch

I recently had a conversation with Rufi Thorpe about her book, The Knockout Queen . At its most basic level, it's a book about friendship. But that's just one of the many themes we could have explored. It's also about sexuality. It's about fitting in. It's about how we don't always do the right thing. And then there's Thorpe's writing. Somehow it's simultaneously accessible and sophisticated. She has a way of respecting people's desires and fragilities as legitimate. There are so many things to

Marginalia: Luke Geddes On His Time In Wichita, And The Novel That Followed

Luke Geddes has written a novel set in Wichita. Since KMUW is based in Wichita, that's an oddity worth pointing out. The novel, Heart of Junk , is about a group of antique mall booth owners and the world of collectibles—a world Geddes discovered when he spent a couple years in Wichita earning an MFA from Wichita State University. Heart of Junk is filled with humor, sadness, and cynicism. I wondered if Geddes's time in Wichita was filled with the same. Here's our conversation. - Heart of Junk by

Marginalia: Luke Geddes On His Time In Wichita, And The Novel That Followed

Marginalia: Emerging Poet Diana Arterian On 'Playing Monster :: Seiche'

Diana Arterian is the Spring 2020 Visiting Emerging Poet at Wichita State University. Her book, Playing Monster :: Seiche, is a book-length poem, a blending of two collections, tackling abuse by her father and anxiety about her mother's stalker.

Marginalia: Kiley Reid On Tackling Issues Without Judgement

In her debut novel, Kiley Reid tackles the subjects of race, social media, #BlackLivesMatter, misconception, misunderstanding... all without casting judgement.

Marginalia: Jasper Fforde

Since his novel, The Eyre Affair , was released in 2002, Jasper Fforde has been entertaining fans with novels that he describes as incorporating a narrative dare. Jasper Fforde's novel Early Riser will be released in paperback in the coming weeks and he explained to me that Early Riser 's narrative dare is that it's set in a world where humans have always hibernated. Fforde and I spoke about Early Riser and so much more. Here's our conversation: - Early Riser by Jasper Fforde is published by

Marginalia: Dexter Palmer On His Curious Blend Of Fact And Fiction

It's often said that fact is stranger than fiction. Dexter Palmer took fact and created fiction in Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen, a fictional story based on a factual Mary Toft who, in 1726, convinced the medical community that she was giving birth to rabbits.

Marginalia: A Few Of Our Favorite Reads

Today is the final day of 2019, and I imagine you're growing tired of "best of" lists. Best of the year. Best of the decade. But aren't these lists important? I mean, how can one be expected to grow without reflection and resolution? When I look back at my 2019 reading life, I see that I read 62 books, probably abandoned even more, listened to 13 audio books, analyzed more poetry than I've ever read before in my life, and interviewed 35 authors for Marginalia . I recently sat down with Suzanne

Marginalia: Sepetys Novel Lends Voice To Spain

Author Ruta Sepetys is often referred to as the seeker of lost stories. She has written four works of historical fiction published in over sixty countries and forty languages. Her latest, The Fountains of Silence , is set in 1957 Madrid and explores Spain living under the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. Sepetys is considered a "crossover" novelist because her books are read by both students and adults worldwide. I caught up with her recently to visit about the book and about writing

Marginalia: Andy Griffiths

Even if you've been reading books for young readers in the United States for a number of years, chances are you still are not aware of Andy Griffiths. But he is considered by many the most popular and one of the best-selling author for young readers in Australia.

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