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Episode 79: Rachel Lyon

By Mike Sakasegawa

Rachel Lyon is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Rachel’s debut novel Self-Portrait With Boy caught my attention for its complex depiction of a young artist in 1990’s Brooklyn, and the story has stuck with me in the months since I first read it. In our conversation, Rachel and I talked about the similarities between her novel and one of her earlier short stories, about the necessity of art in the contemporary world, and about the way her novel and its characters engage with questions of class. Then in the second segment, we talked about alcoholism and the role drinking plays in our culture. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud | RSS Support: Support our Patreon | Leave a review Share: Tweet this episode | Share to Facebook Connect: Email | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Show Notes: Rachel Lyon Rachel Lyon - Self-Portrait With Boy: Simon & Schuster | B&N | IndieBound Rachel Lyon - Tripping Sunny Chaudhry Rachel Lyon - Writing/Thinking Prompts Catapult - 1-Day Novel Structuring Intensive with Rachel Lyon Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Sackett Street Writers Workshop #ChannelOpenFiction Bomb - You Have to Get Their Attention: An Interview with Rachel Lyon by Ryan Spencer John Irving - The Hotel New Hampshire Claire Dederer - What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men? Kristi Coulter - Giving up alcohol opened my eyes to the infuriating truth about why women drink Kristi Coulter - Nothing Good Can Come From This Leaving Las Vegas New York Times Book Review Podcast - Immaturity in American Politics Alan Wolfe - The Politics of Petulance The Favourite

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