The Writers' Block

The Writers' Block | Jan 08, 2013

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Robin Sloan reads a passage from Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, a gleeful tale of global conspiracy, young love, and rollicking adventure. By Robin Sloan   

The Writers' Block | Dec 31, 2012

Best of The Writers' Block 2012

2012 was a really great year for books and an even better one for KQED's book-lovin' podcast, The Writers' Block. Although, as the program's Producer, every episode is a home run in my book, here's a rundown of a few authors that truly blew me away. By Emmanuel Hapsis   

The Writers' Block | Dec 17, 2012

Birds of a Lesser Paradise

Megan Mayhew Bergman reads a passage from her debut collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise. By Megan Mayhew Bergman   

The Writers' Block | Dec 10, 2012

A Working Theory of Love

Scott Hutchins, a former Truman Capote Fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford, reads a passage from his debut, A Working Theory of Love. By Scott Hutchins   

The Writers' Block | Dec 03, 2012

The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days

Ian Frazier reads a passage from The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, a comic novel based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker. By Ian Frazier   

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