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Book Interviews

Calvin Trillin | Talking with Trillin

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Written by Andrea Braun Wednesday, 28 November 2012 23:01

prof trillin_dogfight_75Everything he writes is suffused with wit, its style and usage depending on the subject.


Rick Meyerowitz | National Lampoon Retrospective

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 04 November 2010 13:21

"Let's look back forty years to when I was in my twenties and attempt to recall what the hell went on there."


John McFarland | The Black Garden (Patrice Press)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 19 September 2010 14:37

St. Louis author John McFarland, a long-time writer of both Gothic and literary fiction, recently published his first novel, The Black Garden. I had a chance to sit down and talk with John prior to his upcoming reading at Subterranean Books in the Delmar Loop on October 29, 7-9 pm.


Davy Rothbart | Your Loss, His Find

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Written by Mike Rengel Thursday, 14 May 2009 03:02

prof_found_sm.jpgIts current incarnation, the Denim and Diamonds Tour, is itself a bit of a traveling carnival, part gallery installation, part concert, with a smattering of party and old-fashioned "happening" thrown into the mix.



Kyle Beachy | The Slide (Dial Press)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 13 February 2009 02:47

book-prof_the-slide.jpgThe book holds a special place in PLAYBACK:stl's heart, as Beachy was one of our contributing writers back during his stint at mom and dad's.



Chuck Klosterman | 07.05.07

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Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 30 June 2007 08:37

book_iv"Media notoriety allows me to sell more books to a wider audience, which gives me more freedom as a writer. There is a commercial benefit to having people know you exist. But there is no social benefit whatsoever."








Laurell K. Hamilton: Tales From The Landing

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Written by Jeffrey Ricker and Alex Graves Tuesday, 16 May 2006 05:25


John Dalton | The Long Journey

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Wednesday, 25 January 2006 07:00

I realized I was writing a novel about the question of God and the question of desire and the question of loneliness, and understanding that was a big help in helping me shape the novel.



Dan Stoler Writes St. Louis

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Friday, 16 December 2005 06:21


Riding the Crosstown With Randy Kennedy

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Friday, 16 December 2005 05:45

Randy Kennedy’s current projects include writing about Gotham’s various goings-on, as well as arts and cultural events for The New York Times.



St. Louis Bound: Found's Founder

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Friday, 16 December 2005 05:26

Spreading the word about his publishing ventures the old-fashioned way, Rothbart tours for months on end, taking in city after city, reading from his various projects and then hawking them after the gig.



Words That Matter: David Clewell

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Friday, 16 December 2005 04:04

“This has been a great town for me to hide in and get the work done. Here I’m just a local poet,” he said.



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