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Bookworm

By KCRW, Michael Silverblatt

A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established, new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the show's host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt. After 21 years, Bookworm has a new theme -- two, in fact! Replacing the familiar "You are a Human Animal," is "I Am A Bookworm," an original composition by the idiosyncratic rock-pop group, Sparks, At the end of the show, a second Sparks composition, "Where Would We Be Without Books." Curious? Check out the lyrics !  Bookworm listeners are invited to participate in the first ever KCRW BOOKWORM BOOK CLUB , hosted on Facebook. Click here , log in to Facebook, and locate the "Ask to Join Group" link at the top right of the facebook page!

  1. 1.
    Mark Danielewski: The Familiar, Volume 516 November 2017
    28:38
  2. 2.
    Sparks (Part II)9 November 2017
    29:13
  3. 3.
    Sparks (Part I)2 November 2017
    28:58
  4. 4.
    Eileen Myles: Afterglow (a dog memoir)26 October 2017
    28:29
  5. 5.
    Kazuo Ishiguro19 October 2017
    28:56
  6. 6.
    Stephen Greenblatt: The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve12 October 2017
    28:31
  7. 7.
    Nicole Krauss: Forest Dark5 October 2017
    28:56
  8. 8.
    Andrew Sean Greer: Less28 September 2017
    28:57
  1. 9.
    Matthew Klam: Who Is Rich?21 September 2017
    29:10
  2. 10.
    Mark Z. Danielewski: The Familiar14 September 2017
    28:55
  3. 11.
    George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part II)7 September 2017
    28:41
  4. 12.
    George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I)31 August 2017
    28:58
  5. 13.
    Danzy Senna: New People24 August 2017
    28:28
  6. 14.
    Ryan Gattis: Safe17 August 2017
    28:44
  7. 15.
    Deborah Treisman: The Dream Colony3 August 2017
    28:44
  8. 16.
    Arundhati Roy: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness27 July 2017
    28:44
  9. 17.
    Jim Gauer: Novel Explosives20 July 2017
    29:03
  10. 18.
    Joshua Cohen: Moving Kings13 July 2017
    28:45
  11. 19.
    Peter Cole: Hymns & Qualms6 July 2017
    28:45
  12. 20.
    Zachary Mason: Void Star29 June 2017
    28:59
  13. 21.
    Alan Felsenthal: Lowly22 June 2017
    28:28
  14. 22.
    Yiyun Li: Dear Friend, from My Life, I Write to You in Your Life15 June 2017
    28:46
  15. 23.
    Colm Tóibín: House of Names8 June 2017
    28:53
  16. 24.
    Claudio Magris: Blameless1 June 2017
    28:18
  17. 25.
    Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé25 May 2017
    28:59
  18. 26.
    Brad Gooch: Rumi's Secret18 May 2017
    28:28
  19. 27.
    Richard Bausch: Living in the Weather of the World11 May 2017
    28:56
  20. 28.
    Ron Padgett: Motor Maids across the Continent4 May 2017
    28:41
  21. 29.
    Steven Moore: My Back Pages27 April 2017
    28:52
  22. 30.
    Julian Talamantez Brolaski: Of Mongrelitude20 April 2017
    28:28
  23. 31.
    Elif Batuman: The Idiot13 April 2017
    28:28
  24. 32.
    George Toles: Paul Thomas Anderson6 April 2017
    28:28
  25. 33.
    Emil Ferris: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters16 March 2017
    28:58
  26. 34.
    Gary Groth on Fantagraphics and the art of the graphic novel9 March 2017
    28:29
  27. 35.
    Álvaro Enrigue: Sudden Death2 March 2017
    28:59
  28. 36.
    Rachel Cusk: Transit23 February 2017
    28:28
  29. 37.
    Steve Erickson: Shadowbahn15 February 2017
    28:28
  30. 38.
    Michael Tolkin: NK39 February 2017
    28:28
  31. 39.
    Ron Padgett: Collected Poems2 February 2017
    28:27
  32. 40.
    Ottessa Moshfegh: Homesick for Another World (Part II)26 January 2017
    28:28
  33. 41.
    Ottessa Moshfegh: Homesick for Another World (Part I)19 January 2017
    28:28
  34. 42.
    Lynne Tillman: The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories12 January 2017
    29:00
  35. 43.
    Don DeLillo: Zero K5 January 2017
    29:17
  36. 44.
    Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad29 December 2016
    29:28
  37. 45.
    Patrick Ness: A Monster Calls22 December 2016
    28:27
  38. 46.
    Rabih Alameddine: The Angel of History15 December 2016
    28:28
  39. 47.
    Mitch Sisskind: Do Not Be a Gentleman When You say Goodnight8 December 2016
    27:55
  40. 48.
    Peter Orner: Am I Alone Here?1 December 2016
    29:17
  41. 49.
    Kate Tempest: The Bricks that Built the Houses24 November 2016
    29:26
  42. 50.
    TC Boyle: The Terranauts17 November 2016
    29:19
  43. 51.
    Tessa Hadley: The Past10 November 2016
    29:20
  44. 52.
    Ann Patchett: Commonwealth3 November 2016
    29:17
  45. 53.
    Jonathan Safran Foer: Here I Am27 October 2016
    29:21
  46. 54.
    Nicholson Baker: Substitute20 October 2016
    29:22
  47. 55.
    Nadja Spiegelman: I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This13 October 2016
    29:19
  48. 56.
    Jacqueline Woodson: Another Brooklyn6 October 2016
    29:21
  49. 57.
    Marisa Silver: Little Nothing29 September 2016
    29:20
  50. 58.
    Affinity Konar: Mischling22 September 2016
    29:17
  51. 59.
    Adam Fitzgerald: George Washington8 September 2016
    29:22
  52. 60.
    Krys Lee: How I Became a North Korean1 September 2016
    29:18
  53. 61.
    Joe McGinniss Jr: Carousel Court25 August 2016
    29:22
  54. 62.
    Tom McCarthy: Satin Island18 August 2016
    29:22
  55. 63.
    Tom Lutz: Drinking Mare's Milk on the Roof of the World11 August 2016
    29:22
  56. 64.
    Michelle Latiolais: She4 August 2016
    29:24
  57. 65.
    Constantine Phipps: What You Want28 July 2016
    29:20
  58. 66.
    Vivian Gornick: The Odd Woman and the City21 July 2016
    29:21
  59. 67.
    Geoff Dyer: White Sands14 July 2016
    29:21
  60. 68.
    Louise Erdrich: LaRose, Part II7 July 2016
    29:24
  61. 69.
    Louise Erdrich: LaRose, Part I30 June 2016
    29:21
  62. 70.
    Joyce Carol Oates: The Man Without a Shadow23 June 2016
    29:25
  63. 71.
    A. Scott Berg: Max Perkins9 June 2016
    29:20
  64. 72.
    John Keene: Counternarratives2 June 2016
    29:20
  65. 73.
    John D'Agata: The Making of the American Essay26 May 2016
    29:22
  66. 74.
    Valeria Luiselli: The Story of My Teeth19 May 2016
    29:18
  67. 75.
    Garth Greenwell: What Belongs to You12 May 2016
    29:23
  68. 76.
    David Means: Hystopia28 April 2016
    29:17
  69. 77.
    Helen Macdonald: H Is for Hawk21 April 2016
    29:19
  70. 78.
    Christopher Sorrentino: The Fugitives14 April 2016
    29:20
  71. 79.
    Greg Jackson: Prodigals7 April 2016
    29:20
  72. 80.
    Brian Blanchfield: Proxies31 March 2016
    29:16
  73. 81.
    Dana Spiotta: Innocents and Others24 March 2016
    29:26
  74. 82.
    David Remnick and Deborah Treisman on fiction in the New Yorker17 March 2016
    29:29
  75. 83.
    Joshua Cohen: Book of Numbers10 March 2016
    29:20
  76. 84.
    Elizabeth McKenzie: The Portable Veblen3 March 2016
    29:19
  77. 85.
    Mark de Silva: Square Wave25 February 2016
    29:17
  78. 86.
    Darryl Pinckney: Black Deutschland18 February 2016
    29:17
  79. 87.
    Ryan Gattis: All Involved11 February 2016
    29:17
  80. 88.
    Larissa MacFarquhar: Strangers Drowning4 February 2016
    29:16
  81. 89.
    Edmund de Waal: The White Road28 January 2016
    29:28
  82. 90.
    Bruce Bauman: Broken Sleep21 January 2016
    29:13
  83. 91.
    Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners14 January 2016
    29:17
  84. 92.
    Rick Moody: Hotels of North America7 January 2016
    29:17
  85. 93.
    Salman Rushdie: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights31 December 2015
    29:12
  86. 94.
    Paul Murray: The Mark and the Void24 December 2015
    29:12
  87. 95.
    Eileen Myles: I Must Be Living Twice17 December 2015
    29:12
  88. 96.
    Isabel Allende: The Japanese Lover10 December 2015
    29:13
  89. 97.
    Sandra Cisneros: A House of My Own3 December 2015
    29:12
  90. 98.
    Jonathan Franzen: Purity26 November 2015
    29:13
  91. 99.
    Gary Indiana: I Can Give You Anything but Love19 November 2015
    29:20

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