For the 19th episode of Bookin', host Jason Jefferies is joined by Etaf Rum, whose fantastic debut novel A Woman is No Man is one of the most anticipated of 2019.  Signed copies of A Woman is No Man can be purchased in store at Quail Ridge books, or online here while supplies last.    

In this episode of Bookin', host Jason Jefferies continues his conversation with National Book Award winner William T. Vollmann.  For the second part of this two-part conversation, Vollmann discusses his process narrative The Book of Delores, his historical Seven Dreams series, his National Book Award winning novel Europe Central, his San Francisco Tenderloin novels, his philosophy regarding his non-fiction works Poor People, Imperial and Rising Up and Rising Down, and the books that he is working on right now.  A selection of signed books by William T. Vollmann can be purchased at

Host Jason Jefferies is joined by National Book Award Winner William T. Vollmann.  For part one of this two-part episode, they discuss Vollmann's new Carbon Ideologies, which was published by Viking Press in two volumes (No Immediate Danger and No Good Alternative).  Vollmann speaks about the explosions off nuclear reactors in Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi district and the fallout that followed, coal in Nitro, West Virginia, oil in Oklahoma, and secrecy in the United Arab Emirates.  Part two of this interview, which will be published next week, touches on the rest of Vollmann's career.  Signed copies of Vollmann's No Immediate DangerEurope Central, and Riding Towards Everywhere can be purchased in person at Quail Ridge Books or online here:

February 25, 2019

016–Bookin’ w/ Ian Rankin

For Bookin's 16th episode, host Jason Jefferies interviews Ian Rankin, a Scottish crime novelist who is a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America’s celebrated Edgar Award for Resurrection Men. He has also been shortlisted for the Edgar and Anthony Awards in the USA, and won Denmark’s Palle Rosenkrantz prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and Germany’s Deutscher Krimipreis.  Signed copies of his latest novel, In a House of Lies, can be purchased at Quail Ridge Books (while supplies last):

February 18, 2019

015–Bookin’ w/ Tyree Daye

For Bookin's 15th episode, we are joined by poet Tyree Daye, author of two poetry collections River Hymns 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner and Cardinal forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press 2020. Daye is a 2017 Ruth Lilly Finalist and Cave Canem fellow. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, New York Times, Nashville Review. Daye won the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship, the 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writers-In- Residence and is a 2019 Kate Tufts Finalist.  Daye talks about death, ghosts, survival mechanisms, Whitney Houston, Dorianne Laux, and many other things.  River Hymns can be purchased here:

February 11, 2019

014–Bookin’ w/ Mesha Maren

Mesha Maren joins host Jason Jefferies to talk about her fantastic new book Sugar Run, published by Algonquin Books in Chapel Hill, NC.  Mesha will be at the North Carolina Book Festival on Saturday, February 23rd in conversation with Daniel Wallace, 3pm at Kings.  Signed copies of Sugar Run can be purchased in-store at Quail Ridge Books or here:

For Bookin's 13th episode, we are joined by Scott McClanahan, who discusses curses, West Virginia, Two Dollar Radio, Jeff Jackson, the line between fiction and memoir, and shame.  Scott is the author of Crapalachia and The Incantations of Daniel Johnston published by Two Dollar Radio, and Hill William and The Sarah Book published by Tyrant Press.  Scott will be at the North Carolina Book Festival on 2/23 in conversation with Jeff Jackson (Kings, 5:00pm).

Hanif Abdurraqib joins host Jason Jefferies to talk about his new book Go Ahead In The Rain, published by University of Texas Press.  Hanif's previous book, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us (published by Two Dollar Radio), is widely recognized as one of the best books of music criticism and commentary to be published in the last several years.  Hanif Abdurraqib will be speaking at the North Carolina Book Festival's Sunday Sendoff event on February 24th at Kings in Raleigh, NC.  More information can be found at  Signed copies of Go Ahead In The Rain can be preordered at    

Superstar author Belle Boggs joins host Jason Jefferies to talk about her forthcoming novel The Gulf and her contribution to a collection of essays, Mothers and Strangers.  Signed copies of both books can be preordered at  

Jeff Jackson, LA Times Book Award finalist for his novel Mira Corpora (published by Two Dollar Radio) joins us to talk about his new novel Destroy All Monsters (published by FSG Originals).  This episode is sponsored by to the link to get three audiobooks for the price of one ($14.99).

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