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Ablaze with Care: Maggie Nelson on her New Book, ‘The Argonauts’

Author Maggie Nelson talks with us about gender fluidity and motherhood in her new, astonishing book, The Argonauts.

Navigating the Changing World of Self-Publishing

Do you have a novel you've been thinking about self-publishing, but you're worried about "self-publishing stigma"? Wondering if there are advantages of publishing an e-book as opposed to a paperback? Are you stumped as to where to find a good editor? We'll check in on the changing world of self-publishing, consider the pros and cons of the traditional publishing industry and answer your self-publishing questions.

Navigating the Changing World of Self-Publishing

Do you have a novel you've been thinking about self-publishing, but you're worried about "self-publishing stigma"? Wondering if there are advantages of publishing an e-book as opposed to a paperback? Are you stumped as to where to find a good editor? We'll check in on the changing world of self-publishing, ...read more

Teach Us, Peaches

A new book, What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches, revisits the provocative revolution started by the raunchy, gender-blurring, sex-positive artist -- and her impact on the indie generation.

The Life and Times of Saul Bellow

Next month marks the centennial of the birth of Saul Bellow, the literary icon known for classic novels like "The Adventures of Augie March" and "Herzog." Zachary Leader, the author of a new biography on Bellow, joins us to talk about the Nobel Prize winner's early years and lasting legacy.

 

Also on KQED.org this week ...

Lake Donner
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack

The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).

Yo Yo Ma
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area

KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.