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Litquake is honored to host the comedian, writer, director and legendary Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch as he discusses his newest book, "Let's Start a Riot: How A Young Drunk Punk Became A Hollywood Dad," with writer/musician Paul Myers. Recorded live at Litquake’s Epicenter in San Francisco, and co-presented by Green Apple Books.

Direct download: Lit_Cast_MCCULLOCH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43 AM

Litquake is honored to host the legendary actor/activist/author Peter Coyote as he discusses the release of his new spiritual biography, “The Rainman's Third Cure: An Irregular Education,” with Center for Investigative Reporting board chairman Phil Bronstein. Recorded live at Litquake’s Epicenter in San Francisco, and co-presented by Green Apple Books.

Direct download: Lit_Cast_PETER_COYOTE_FULL_EPISODE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23 AM

Litquake is honored to host the acclaimed bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates as she discusses the release of her newest psychological noir thriller “Jack of Spades,” with award-winning novelist Cornelia Nixon. Recorded live at Litquake’s Epicenter in San Francisco, and co-presented by Green Apple Books.

Direct download: Lit_Cast_JOYCE_CAROL_OATES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08 PM

International bestselling author David Vann discusses the hardback release of his newest novel “Aquarium,” with acclaimed writer Tom Barbash (“Stay Up with Me”). Recorded live at Litquake’s Epicenter in San Francisco, in March 2015, and co-presented by Green Apple Books.

Direct download: Lit_Cast_David_Vann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43 AM

New York Times bestselling author Lisa See discusses the paperback release of her newest novel, “China Dolls,” set in the Asian nightlife of San Francisco’s Chinatown, with acclaimed novelist Lalita Tademy (“Cane River”). Recorded live at Litquake’s Epicenter in San Francisco, in March 2015, and co-presented by the Chinese Historical Society of America.

Direct download: Lit_Cast_LISA_SEE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26 AM

Launch event for DRIVEL, Litquake's first book, edited by Julia Scott. Great authors share their earliest, worst writings! Hear excerpts from this hilarious collection read aloud by everyone from Peter Orner to Andrew Sean Greer. Co-presented by the SF Writers' Grotto, and recorded live at Z Space during Litquake 2014. More book details at litquake.org/drivel.

Direct download: Lit_Cast_DRIVEL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05 AM

Stephan Eirik Clark discusses his debut novel “Sweetness #9,” with essayist/author Joe Loya.  A former Fulbright Fellow to Ukraine, Clark is also author of the short story collection “Vladimir's Mustache,” and teaches English at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Recorded live at Litquake’s Epicenter in San Francisco, 2014.

Direct download: Lit_Cast_STEPHAN_EIRIK_CLARK.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37 AM

As transnational writers who both emigrated to the United States in their youth, Nigerian author Chinelo Okparanta and Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo interrogate the meaning of home and writing across continents, and redefine diaspora literature for a new generation. Conversation moderated by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, with music provided by Emmanuel Nado of KALW’s AfricaMix. Conversation recorded live at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora during Litquake 2014. 

Direct download: Lit_Cast_OKPARANTA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:31 AM

For three decades, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television. His WTF podcast has become a worldwide phenomenon, regularly hitting #1 on the iTunes charts, and his most recent essay collection is the bestselling "Attempting Normal." In conversation with Litquake executive director Jack Boulware. Recorded live at Z Space during Litquake: San Francisco's Literary Festival on October 12, 2014.

Direct download: Lit_Cast_Maron.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08 AM

Emma Donoghue, the author of Room (which sold over two million copies, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize, and featured on several best of the year lists), discusses Frog Musicher new murder mystery set in San Francisco. In conversation with playwright and author of seven novels, Jewelle Gomez (The Gilda Stories). Recorded live at Z Space during Litquake: San Francisco's Literary Festival on October 13, 2014.

Direct download: Lit_Cast_Emma_Donahue_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46 AM