Epistolary Time Travel

Listen to interviews with authors Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone, and E.J. Koh. El-Mohtar and Gladston chat about their spy novella, This Is How You Lose the Time War. Koh discusses her memoir,  The Magical Language of Others. Each author talks about how letter writing can act as a form of time travel. We also share…
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Feed drop: Syed Masood

Listen to a conversation with Syed Masood, author of The Bad Muslim Discount. Shahina Piyarali, board president of Tasveer, moderates.  Listen A transcript of this episode is available at the end of our show notes. Watch Recommended Reading Check out books and articles discussed by Syed Masood at the event. Ghost Wars The Looming Tower…
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The Best Books of 2020

In this episode, we're joined by librarians Vicki Huggins and Rachel Adams to talk about the library's best books of 2020 lists. We also talk about reading in 2020 and revisit our reading goals for the year. Recommended Reading Check out all of KCLS' Best Books on our Best Books page. Listen A transcript of…
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Long-distance Book Club

In this episode, we're tackling two categories from the 2020 annual reading challenge, 10 to Try. First, we talk to writer Sarah Gailey for the category "Read a book by an author whose gender is different from yours." Then, Emily chats with two friends about Tana French's new novel  for the category "Read a book…
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Feed Drop: Cristina Henríquez

Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans, joins us for a conversation about: Immigrant experiences Writing a novel with multiple voices to avoid the "single story" Research while writing historical fiction National Book Awards judging process The Book of Unknown Americans The Book of Unknown Americans Listen A transcript of this episode is…
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