This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Jill McCorkle, winner of the Dos Passos Prize, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and the New England Booksellers Award.  Her new novel is Hieroglyphics, which is published by our friends at Algonquin.  Topics of discussion include Carl Sandburg, the desire to return to the homes of our past, whether freedom from career obligations is a burden or a relief, memory loss, night terrors, communications received from the dead, and more.  Signed copies of Hieroglyphics can be ordered from Quail Ridge Books here with FREE SHIPPING.  

September 13, 2020

097–Bookin’ w/ Chase Purdy

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Chase Purdy, author of Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech's Race for the Future of Food, which is published by our friends at Portfolio.  Topics of discussion include lab-grown meat, the correlation between animal agriculture and greenhouse gasses, Just Mayo's legal troubles, animal welfare, the philosophy of cultured meat, Chase's mom and much more.  Copies of Billion Dollar Burger can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by #1 New York Times bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, Choke, Haunted, and many others.  His newest novel is The Invention of Sound, published by our friends at Grand Central Publishing.  Topics of conversation include the current situation in Portland, the world of Hollywood sound effects, the Fontaine Method, Amy Hempel, saving voicemails left by deceased friends and family members, and much more.  Copies of The Invention of Sound can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.

It is with a very heavy heart that I present this week's episode of Bookin' with Randall Kenan.  Randall Kenan was a wonderful person and an extraordinarily gifted writer who is gone from this world much too soon.  He left us with a wonderful new collection, If I Had Two Wings, which was published by our friends at WW Norton and Company.  Much of our recorded discussion sounds much different than it did just two weeks ago as we sat down to record it.  I am happy we got the opportunity to discuss If I Had Two Wingsand I am happy to have gotten the opportunity to know Randall Kenan.  He will be missed.

Topics of discussion include Robert Johnson at the crossroads, Time, Howard Hughes and Elon Musk, a Proustian sense of taste, Bill Withers, only missing a place when you are there, and ghosts.

Copies of If I Had Two Wings can be ordered here with free shipping.  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Daniel Galera, winner of the Sao Paulo Literature Prize and one of the most celebrated and influential young authors in Brazilian literature.  Daniel is discussing his newest novel Twenty After Midnight, which is published by our friends at Penguin.  Topics of discussion include reading one's translated work (as a translator), online literary journals in the era of Internet 1.0, social media platforms as referential points in works of 'serious' literature, human behavior as it pertains to the hurried hiding of Facebook when someone is approaching, video games as a literary medium, the Marquis de Sade's 100 Days of Sodom as a TED Talk, and much more.  Copies of Twenty After Midnight can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by celebrated novelist and screenwriter Alex Pugsley, who discusses his newest book Aubrey McKee, which is published by our friends at Biblioasis.  Topics of discussion include Halifax, James Joyce's Dubliners, what we can learn about a city by the way its inhabitants treat one another, why rebelliousness is "orange-colored", COVID-19 in Canada, and much more.  Copies of Aubrey McKee can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by bestselling author Julie Murphy, who discusses her new book Faith: Taking Flight, which is published by our friends at Balzer and Bray in a partnership with the good people at Valiant Comics.  Topics of discussion include Harbinger and Valiant Comics, rebooting origin stories, the Bloodshot film, comic-cons, crossovers, fame, meeting celebrity crushes, and book series that never end.  Copies of Faith: Taking Flight can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.    

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Locus Award winning author Tamsyn Muir.  She is the author of The Locked Tomb Trilogy, the most recent volume of which is Harrow the Ninth, published by our friends at Tor.  Topics of discussion include necromancy, sword fighting, judging a book by its cover, when makeup becomes your real face, teaching, JK Rowling and the perils of social media, and much more.  Copies of Harrow the Ninth can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.  

This week, in honor of the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Yaron Weitzman, author of Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports, which is published by our friends at Hachette.  Topics of discussion include the 76ers decision to trade Allen Iverson, how a GM got fired for not being able to draft Kevin Durant, the Houston Rockets and the application of analytics to professional basketball, intentional tanking versus the prospect of permanent mediocrity, and much more.  Copies of Tanking to the Top can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.  

 

 

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg, authors of I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad, which is published by our friends at St. Martin's Press.  Topics of discussion include police brutality, Baltimore and The Wire, Freddie Gray, the Gun Trace Task Force, the RICO Act, and much more.  Copies of I Got a Monster can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.

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