Today we’re speaking with Julie Otsuka, whose nationally-bestselling novel The Swimmers explores what happens to a group of obsessed recreational swimmers when a crack appears at the bottom of their local pool. Our conversation covers the art of crafting sentences and finding the right voice. We also discuss the joy of writing in cafes, and the element of surprise.
There are no spoilers on this episode.
The Stacks Book Club selection for April is Doppelgangbanger by Cortney Lamar Charleston. We will discuss the book on April 27th with Nate Marshall.
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka
- When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
- The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
- Richard III by William Shakespeare
- A Personal Tour of Modern Irish History w. Julie Otsuka (The Book Review Podcast, New York Times)
- No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
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