Sinopse

Shelf Talking is the official podcast of Literati Bookstore, featuring recordings from recent in-store events alongside exclusive interviews and content. Literati Bookstore is an independent, general bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor, opened in 2013.

Episódios

  • Episode 31 - National Poetry Month (04/10/2020)

    Episode 31 - National Poetry Month (04/10/2020)

    10/04/2020 Duração: 49min

    April’s SHELF TALKING celebrates National Poetry Month with three fantastic poets! Recorded live at Literati: –John McCarthy reads poems from his sophomore collection Scared Violent Like Horses. –Tracy Zeman reads a pair of long poems from her full-length debut Empire. –Ellen Stone shares poems from her full-length debut What Is in the Blood. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 30 – Grace Talusan and Alexander Weinstein (03/06/2020)

    Episode 30 – Grace Talusan and Alexander Weinstein (03/06/2020)

    06/03/2020 Duração: 55min

    Spring forward with an all-new SHELF TALKING! Recorded live at Literati: –Grace Talusan shares an excerpt from her memoir The Body Papers. –Alexander Weinstein reads the story “Infinite Realities” from his collection Universal Love. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 29 - Kiley Reid And Kate Wisel (02/07/2020)

    Episode 29 - Kiley Reid And Kate Wisel (02/07/2020)

    07/02/2020 Duração: 47min

    Been seeking great fiction for February? SHELF TALKING’s got you covered! Recorded live at Literati: –Kiley Reid chats with fellow novelist Julie Buntin about her New York Times-bestselling debut Such a Fun Age. –Kate Wisel reads two stories from her prize-winning collection Driving in Cars with Homeless Men. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 28 - Aaron Hamburger, Dr. Tia Powell, and Ayelet Tsabari (01/03/2020)

    Episode 28 - Aaron Hamburger, Dr. Tia Powell, and Ayelet Tsabari (01/03/2020)

    03/01/2020 Duração: 57min

    *Headphones recommended!* SHELF TALKING rings in the new year with three terrific writers! Recorded live at Literati: –Aaron Hamburger reads from his novel Nirvana Is Here. –Dr. Tia Powell shares excerpts from her book Dementia Reimagined. –Ayelet Tsabari discusses her memoir The Art of Leaving with author Shachar Pinsker. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 27 - Ben Lerner and Leah Plunkett (12/06/2019)

    Episode 27 - Ben Lerner and Leah Plunkett (12/06/2019)

    06/12/2019 Duração: 51min

    *Headphones recommended!* Bid 2019 adieu with the final SHELF TALKING of the year! Recorded live at Literati: –Ben Lerner discusses his acclaimed novel The Topeka School with poet Raymond McDaniel. –Leah Plunkett unpacks the core arguments of her new book Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk about Our Kids Online. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 26 – Eileen Pollack, Jac Jemc, and Michael Dickman (11/01/2019)

    Episode 26 – Eileen Pollack, Jac Jemc, and Michael Dickman (11/01/2019)

    01/11/2019 Duração: 50min

    Start your November off right with an all-new SHELF TALKING! Recorded live at Literati: –Eileen Pollack discusses her novel The Professor of Immortality with writer Natalie Bakopoulos. –Jac Jemc shares a story from her collection False Bingo. –Michael Dickman reads poems from his book Days & Days. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 25 - The State of Things (10/04/2019)

    Episode 25 - The State of Things (10/04/2019)

    04/10/2019 Duração: 54min

    *Headphones Recommended* This month’s SHELF TALKING gathers three writers who write unflinchingly about our politics, our environment, and the difficulties of our everyday lives Recorded live at Literati: –Alexandra Minna Stern discusses Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate, her chronicle of the alt-right and its ideologies. –Roy Scranton reads “The Precipice” from his collection We’re Doomed. Now What? –Heather Havrilesky chats about book promotion, #MeToo, and her essay collection What If This Were Enough?, which arrives in paperback on October 8. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 24 - Back to School (09/06/2019)

    Episode 24 - Back to School (09/06/2019)

    06/09/2019 Duração: 56min

    *Headphones Recommended* Sharpen some pencils and load up your knapsack––SHELF TALKING’s heading back to school! Recorded live at Literati: –Catherine Chung shares scenes––plus a math problem!––from her latest novel The Tenth Muse. –Rachel DeWoskin reads excerpts from her historical YA novel Someday We Will Fly. –Julie Dobrow, author of After Emily, spotlights the mother-daughter duo responsible for Emily Dickinson’s posthumous publication. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 23 - Paperback Preview (08/02/2019)

    Episode 23 - Paperback Preview (08/02/2019)

    02/08/2019 Duração: 56min

    *Headphones Recommended* Look ahead to some fantastic paperback releases with this month’s SHELF TALKING! Recorded live at Literati: –Nick Dybek shares excerpts from his WWI-era novel The Verdun Affair. –Leif Enger recounts the long road that led to his third novel, Virgil Wanderer. –Astrophysicist Adam Becker reads the introduction to his debut What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 22 – A Literary Eurail (07/05/2019)

    Episode 22 – A Literary Eurail (07/05/2019)

    05/07/2019 Duração: 55min

    Climb aboard SHELF TALKING’s literary Eurail, with stops in Tuscany, Paris, Berlin (by way of Athens), and London! Recorded live at Literati: –Christina Lynch reads from her debut novel The Italian Party. –Brooks Rexroat performs an excerpt from his story collection Thrift Store Coats. –Gail Horst-Warhaft shares wild stories of Rembetika musicians from her hybrid work The Fall of Athens. –Margot Singer reads passages from her debut novel Underground Fugue. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 21 - Genre Benders (06/07/2019)

    Episode 21 - Genre Benders (06/07/2019)

    07/06/2019 Duração: 52min

    This month’s SHELF TALKING blends the fantastic, the speculative, and the literary with a trio of genre-defying writers! Recorded live at Literati: –Julia Fine shares an excerpt from her debut novel What Should Be Wild. –Franny Choi performs poems from her latest collection Soft Science. – Wayétu Moore discusses magical realism and her novel She Would Be King. Plus Literati’s Inventory Manager Kelsey O’Rourke discusses some of her favorite genre-bending reads! Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 20 - National Short Story Month (05/03/2019)

    Episode 20 - National Short Story Month (05/03/2019)

    03/05/2019 Duração: 53min

    *Headphones Recommended!* This month’s SHELF TALKING celebrates National Short Story Month with a tremendous pair of readings! Recorded live at Literati: –Maryse Meijer reads“The Shut-In” from her collection Rag. –Polly Rosenwaike reads “Grow Your Eyelashes” from her collection Look How Happy I’m Making You. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Bennet Johnson, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 19.5 - Make Em Laugh Re-Release (04/02/2019)

    Episode 19.5 - Make 'Em Laugh Re-Release (04/02/2019)

    02/04/2019 Duração: 56min

    Still smarting from all those April Fool’s Day tricks? Let this Shelf Talking re-release ease your pain with some prank-free laughs! Recorded live at Literati: -Richard Russo discusses his essay collection The Destiny Thief with Sam Krowchenko. -Eileen Pollack reads from her novel The Bible of Dirty Jokes. -Lindy West shares from her celebrated book Shrill. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Matthew Flores, and Sam Krowchenko. Theme Music: “Orange and Red” by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 19 – Codes and Capone (03/19/2019)

    Episode 19 – Codes and Capone (03/19/2019)

    19/03/2019 Duração: 49min

    *Headphones Recommended!* Psst. Do you know the password for today’s gangster-, spy-, and code-filled SHELF TALKING? Blink once for no, twice for yes…. Recorded live at Literati: –Jason Fagone chronicles the life of cryptology pioneer Elizebeth Friedman in his book The Woman Who Smashed Codes. –A. Brad Schwartz reveals the true story of Al Capone and Eliot Ness in Scarface and the Untouchable, co-authored with Max Allan Collins. –Chicago poet Susanna Lang shares some jazzy, Capone-inspired verse from her latest collection Travel Notes from the River Styx. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Matthew Flores, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 18 - I Wanna Rock! (03/05/2019)

    Episode 18 - I Wanna Rock! (03/05/2019)

    05/03/2019 Duração: 56min

    Been a long time since you rock and rolled? Today's SHELF TALKING is here to help! Recorded live at Literati: –Michael Zadoorian shares passages from his latest novel Beautiful Music. –Jas Obrecht chronicles Jimi Hendrix's rise to fame in Stone Free.   –Kat Gardiner reads selections from her collection Little Wonder. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Matthew Flores, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records) *Headphones Recommended!*

  • Episode 17.5 - Literati Goes to the Movies Re-Release (02/19/2019)

    Episode 17.5 - Literati Goes to the Movies Re-Release (02/19/2019)

    19/02/2019 Duração: 58min

    With the Oscars just around the corner, we present an episode about adapting books into movies, movies into books, and everything in between! Recorded live at Literati: –Kevin Smokler, author of Brat Pack America, discusses growing up at the movies in Ann Arbor. –Whit Stillman discusses the adaption of his own movie, Love & Friendship, with host Sam Krowchenko. –Annie Spence reads some of her love letters to books, collected in Dear Fahrenheit 451. –Michael Byers talks to Maile Meloy, author of Do Not Become Alarmed, about her experiences with adaptation. Also, Sam and inventory manager Jeanne Joesten discuss her favorite book-into-movie adaptions! Shelf Talking Produced by: Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Matthew Flores, and Sam Krowchenko Theme Music: “Orange and Red” by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 17 - Kristen Roupenian and Chloe Benjamin (02/05/2019)

    Episode 17 - Kristen Roupenian and Chloe Benjamin (02/05/2019)

    05/02/2019 Duração: 48min

    *Headphones Recommended!* For our first episode of 2019, SHELF TALKING presents a pair of conversations with two rising stars of American fiction. Recorded live at Literati: –Kristen Roupenian discusses her debut collection You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” And Other Stories with writer/editor Callie Collins. –Chloe Benjamin chats about her novel The Immortalists with Number One Chinese Restaurant author (and Literati bookseller!) Lillian Li. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Matthew Flores, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 16 – A Poetry Pause (12/14/2018)

    Episode 16 – A Poetry Pause (12/14/2018)

    11/12/2018 Duração: 53min

    Need a break from the hectic holiday season? Look no further than this poetry-packed episode of SHELF TALKING! Recorded live at Literati: –Phillip Crymble reads from his debut volume Not Even Laughter. –Susanna Lang shares work from her latest book Travel Notes from the River Styx. –Will Walton reads selections from his YA novel I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain. –Tarfia Faizullah reads poems from her sophomore collection Registers of Illuminated Villages. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Matthew Flores, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 15 – Literati Leftovers (11/27/2018)

    Episode 15 – Literati Leftovers (11/27/2018)

    27/11/2018 Duração: 55min

    In the spirit of post-Thanksgiving eats, SHELF TALKING digs into its own leftovers with some of the show’s best left-on-the-cutting-room-floor moments! Recorded live at Literati: –John Scalzi (Episode 13––Actors, Accessories, and Aliens) implores aliens to avoid the White House lawn. –Shrill author Lindy West (Episode 7––Make ‘Em Laugh) reveals two of her most embarrassing memories. –Librarian Annie Spence (Episode 5––Literati Goes to the Movies) shares more letters from her book Dear Fahrenheit 451. –sam sax (Episode 9––Medicine, Madness, and the Mind) reads additional poems from his collection Madness alongside poet Franny Choi. Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Matthew Flores, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

  • Episode 14 – Shakespeare and Shaker Heights (11/13/2018)

    Episode 14 – Shakespeare and Shaker Heights (11/13/2018)

    13/11/2018 Duração: 52min

    Looking for the fastest route from Stratford to Shaker Heights? Look no further than today’s brand-new SHELF TALKING! Recorded live at Literati: –Julie Schumacher reads from her novel The Shakespeare Requirement –Callie Feyen discusses her memoir The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet –Celeste Ng speaks with writer/professor Douglas Trevor about her New York Times bestseller Little Fires Everywhere Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Matthew Flores, and Sam Krowchenko Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

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