In this hour, Etgar Keret tells Steve Paulson how his writing career began after a traumatic event. Keret's new short-story collection is called Suddenly, a Knock on the Door.
Next, Helen DeWitt tells Anne Strainchamps about her novel, Lightning Rods, which focuses on a bizarre solution to sexual harrassment in the workplace.
Then, Mark Leyner talks to Jim Fleming about his mind-bending, synapse-shattering new novel, The Sugar Frosted Nutsack. The interview is followed by the music that's been compared to a dance mix of the Mister Softee jingle, as mentioned in Leyner's novel
After that, beat historian Gerald Nicosia and one of Neal Cassady's best friends, Al Hinkle, talk about Lu Anne Henderson, and the important role she played in making the Beat Generation possible. The story is chronicled in Nicosia's book, One and Only: The True Story of On the Road.
And finally, Ryan Boudinot talks to Jim Fleming about his post-apocalyptic novel, Blueprints of the Afterlife. [Broadcast Date: April 17, 2013]
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