Author Ingrid Rojas Contreras joins us again to talk about our book club selection How to Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. Our discussion of this essay collection covers the artists’ relationship to critical reviews, and how much day jobs and everyday life inform art. We also ask, how important is truth to fiction, and what constitutes a life well-lived?
Be sure to listen all the way to end of the episode to find out what our September book club pick will be!
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
- The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
- “Unabridged: Bubbles with Tia Williams” (The Stacks)
- Iowa Writers’ Workshop (Iowa City, IA)
- Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
- Edinburgh by Alexander Chee
- The Two Popes (Fernando Meirelles, 2019)
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- Lisa Turtle
- Saved by the Bell (NBC)
- Screech Powers
- KQED Books
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
- Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
- Chang-Rae Lee
- Reese’s Book Club Picks
- “Ep. 226 A Literal Relationship with the Past with Ingrid Rojas Contreras” (The Stacks)
- The Trees by Percival Everett
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