Shelf Talking Episode 28––Aaron Hamburger, Dr. Tia Powell, and Ayelet Tsabari (01/03/2020)

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SHELF TALKING rings in the new year with three terrific writers!

Recorded live at Literati:
–Aaron Hamburger reads from his novel Nirvana Is Here
–Dr. Tia Powell shares excerpts from her book Dementia Reimagined
–Ayelet Tsabari discusses her memoir The Art of Leaving with author Shachar M. Pinsker. 

Shelf Talking Episode 27–– Ben Lerner and Leah Plunkett (12/06/2019)

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Bid 2019 adieu with the final SHELF TALKING of the year!

Recorded live at Literati:
–Ben Lerner discusses his acclaimed novel The Topeka School with poet Raymond McDaniel. 
–Leah Plunkett unpacks the core arguments of her new book Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk about Our Kids Online

Shelf Talking Episode 26 – Eileen Pollack, Jac Jemc, and Michael Dickman (11/01/2019)

Start your November off right with an all-new SHELF TALKING!

Recorded live at Literati:
–Eileen Pollack discusses her novel The Professor of Immortality with writer Natalie Bakopoulos.
–Jac Jemc shares a story from her collection False Bingo
–Michael Dickman reads poems from his book Days & Days.

Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko
Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

Shelf Talking Episode 24––Back to School (09/06/2019)

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Sharpen some pencils and load up your knapsack––SHELF TALKING’s heading back to school!

Recorded live at Literati:
–Catherine Chung shares scenes––plus a math problem!––from her latest novel The Tenth Muse.
–Rachel DeWoskin reads excerpts from her historical YA novel Someday We Will Fly.
–Julie Dobrow, author of After Emily, spotlights the mother-daughter duo responsible for Emily Dickinson’s posthumous publication. 

Shelf Talking Episode 23––Paperback Preview (08/02/2019)

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Look ahead to some fantastic paperback releases with this month’s SHELF TALKING!

Recorded live at Literati:
–Nick Dybek shares excerpts from his WWI-era novel The Verdun Affair.
–Leif Enger recounts the long road that led to his third novel, Virgil Wanderer.
–Astrophysicist Adam Becker reads the introduction to his debut What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics

Shelf Talking Episode 22 – A Literary Eurail (07/05/2019)

Climb aboard SHELF TALKING’s literary Eurail, with stops in Tuscany, Paris, Berlin (by way of Athens), and London!

Recorded live at Literati:
–Christina Lynch reads from her debut novel The Italian Party
–Brooks Rexroat performs an excerpt from his story collection Thrift Store Coats
–Gail Horst-Warhaft shares wild stories of Rembetika musicians from her hybrid work The Fall of Athens.
–Margot Singer reads passages from her debut novel Underground Fugue

Shelf Talking Episode 21––Genre Benders (06/07/2019)

This month’s SHELF TALKING blends the fantastic, the speculative, and the literary with a trio of genre-defying writers!

Recorded live at Literati:
–Julia Fine shares an excerpt from her debut novel What Should Be Wild.
–Franny Choi performs poems from her latest collection Soft Science.
– Wayétu Moore discusses magical realism and her novel She Would Be King

Plus Literati’s Inventory Manager Kelsey O’Rourke discusses some of her favorite genre-bending reads!

Shelf Talking Episode 20––National Short Story Month (05/03/2019)

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This month’s SHELF TALKING celebrates National Short Story Month with a tremendous pair of readings!

Recorded live at Literati:
–Maryse Meijer reads“The Shut-In” from her collection Rag.
–Polly Rosenwaike reads “Grow Your Eyelashes” from her collection Look How Happy I’m Making You.