Bookworm on HPPR

Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:00 am CT
Michael Silverblatt

A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established, new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the show's host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt.

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  • Monday, July 21, 2014 3:00pm

    St. Aubyn?s novel parodies the upsurge of interest in literary prizes: what do these prizes have to do with literature, and are the books that win ones we should read?

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 3:00pm

    Prose?s protagonist, Lou Villars, is based on the athlete and Gestapo interrogator Violette Morris, who was photographed with her lover in a Parisian nightclub in 1932.

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 10:00pm

    The heroine of Alice Notley's noir epic poem is named Ines. This is short for "inessential," which is what Notley says the poet is, and, really, what we all are.

  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:00pm

    Knausgaard?s third volume focuses on childhood. He says what he knows of people he knows from books. He continues in this tradition of telling with the written word.

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:00pm

    Reflecting on his autobiographical novels, Knausgaard says literature should be about life; in writing, he attempts to find meaning within the banality of the everyday.