WEB EXCLUSIVE Musician turned musicologist Ned Sublette unravels the histories and sounds that shaped New Orleans, our most “American” city. Part one of a two-part interview.
Listen to audio clips of readings from BOMB’s 100th Issue Reading on August 1, 2007 at Park Lit in Tompkins Square Park, featuring literary contributors to our Summer 2007 issue, BOMB #100.
Listen to audio clips of readings from BOMB’s All-Stars Reading on May 12, 2006 at The New School, featuring a literary line-up of contributors to our Spring 2006 “Living Legends” 25th Anniversary issue.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Gabriela Jauregui talks with Daniel Alarcón and Alex Espinoza, born in Lima and Tijuana, respectively, about how their daring recent novels cross the language barrier, the history/fiction divide, and Icarus’s fall.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Francisco Goldman’s new autobiographical novel, Say Her Name, is out now. He spoke with fellow novelist Silvana Paternostro in 2007.
Listen to a BOMBLive! This podcast features a conversation between authors A.M. Homes and Francine Prose, moderated by BOMB Editor-In-Chief Betsy Sussler, recorded at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom in the fall of 2007.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Read an interview of novelist Nathan Englander by novelist Rivka Galchen, filmed at Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Auditorium on September 30, 2007.
Listen to a BOMBLive! This podcast features a conversation between novelists Chris Abani and Colm Tóibín, recorded at KGB Bar in May 2006. It is part of the 2006 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
Writer and former New Yorker staff writer Suzannah Lessard interviewed by novelist Patrick McGrath in the BOMBLive! Artists & Curators’ Series at The New Museum for Contemporary Art, Fall 2002.
Listen to a BOMBLive! This podcast features an interview of writer Rick Moody by novelist Darcey Steinke, recorded at The New School in the fall of 2001.
WEB EXCLUSIVE The Portuguese novelist, critic, and translator passed away June 18th, 2010. In the summer of 2001, the Nobel laureate sat down with Katherine Vaz for a BOMB Web Exclusive interview.
Listen to a BOMBLive! This podcast features an interview of novelist Peter Carey by poet Robert Polito, filmed at The New School in the winter of 2001.
Paul Bowles took Rey Rosa under his wing while he lived in Morocco in the ‘80s and early ’90s. Like his mentor’s, Rey Rosa’s prose is equally at home with acts of violence and with beauty. Rey Rosa discusses his native Guatemala’s legacy of fear.
The Portuguese writer’s series are set respectively in an undefined Central European country beset by constant war, and in a mutable locale inhabited by famous authors. At their core is an exploration of history, literature, and evil.
Phillip Lopate has had a good year, publishing To Show and To Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction and Portrait Inside My Head. He spoke with Sharlin about humor, honesty, and his identity as a native New Yorker.
Fiona Maazel on her second novel, Woke Up Lonely, and how its apocalyptic themes of loneliness and emotional isolation are reflected in its unique, fractured structure.
Read the original Spanish language text of this conversation.
Rachel Kushner’s latest novel, The Flamethrowers, is out now. Kunzru focuses on the novel’s relationship to the ‘70s art world and Italian politics during the time of the Red Brigades.
Enrique Vila-Matas’s characters include James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Auster, and even Enrique Vila-Matas. The Catalan author talks with Meruane about his distinct method of interlacing reading, writing, fact, and fiction.
Fanny Howe on “looking up from under,” religion, and Radical Love, a collection of her most important, most experimental, novels.
Mark Z. Danielewski on the shapes, colors, music, and musicality of literature.
Translator Grossman and Manrique discuss the writer’s early influences, the importance of history, and his most recent novel, Cervantes Street.
Andersen and Moore exchange thoughts on her virtuosic body of work and mathematical approach to novel-writing.
Goldsmith interviews Koestenbaum on his recently published essay, Humiliation, conceptual study, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, and poetry collection, Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background.
Writers Butler and Evenson discuss Evenson’s genre-bending fiction on the occasion of his recent releases, Immobility, a novel, and Windeye, a collection of short stories.