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Behind the Books with Lucy Sanna, Author of The Cherry Harvest

Lucy Sanna stops by to discuss the quiet of night, the sensuality of writers from the American South, the draw of water, and the escape of a juicy novel.


‘Don’t Trust Your Comfort Zone’: Behind the Books with Monte Reel

Monte Reel discusses his literary influences, the passive act of finding a subject, the necessity of observation, and writing advice he's found particularly helpful: "Don't trust your comfort zone."


Behind the Books with Biographer Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott, author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, tells us about her respect (and fear) of deadlines, the paralyzing prospects of switching genres, and the one frustrating thing about history: "Dead people don’t always say or do what you want them to."


Behind the Books with Sigrid Nunez, Author of Sempre Susan

Sigrid Nunez, author of Sempre Susan, tells us about her habit of reading poetry before she writes, overrated classics, the synesthesia of the writing process, and the advice to "Read as much as possible, especially the work of writers who most deeply affect you. Make those writers your family."


Behind the Books with Edward Larson

Joining us for another installment of Behind the Books, Edward Larson talks about his writing routine, the influence of nature writers on his own work, the active imagination of history writing, and the all-important counsel for aspiring writers: "Write every day."


Behind the Books with Marlon James

Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, joins Behind the Books to talk about his influences, his writing routine, the importance of empathy over experience, and three valuable writing tips.