Novel RomAntics Episode #9

by Douglas Cowie on 11 November 2021

Episode #9 of Novel RomAntics is now available for your listening pleasure.

In this episode, my guest, Los Angeles-based writer Ryan Gattis, and I discuss The Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, a road novel about a family traveling from New York City to the Mexican-American border.

Check out Ryan’s novels at ryangattis.com.

Here’s a link to the podcast: Novel RomAntics Episode #9 or you can listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or various other platforms that might suit your particular listening needs.

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Novel RomAntics Episode #8

by Douglas Cowie on 14 October 2021

In the second of two episodes about reinterpretations of The Great Gatsby, my guest, Michael Coyle, and I discuss The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo, in which Daisy Buchanan’s golf star friend Jordan Baker narrates a dark, fantastical and politically-charged version of the same events that Nick Carraway tells in Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel.

Here’s a link to the podcast: Novel RomAntics Episode #8 or you can listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or various other platforms that might suit your particular listening needs.

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Novel RomAntics Episode #7

by Douglas Cowie on 9 September 2021

In Novel RomAntics Episode #7 I talk with my longtime friend, Michael Coyle, who is Professor of English at Colgate University and also a jazz deejay, about No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts. It’s the first of two episodes in which Michael and I discuss novels that reinterpret The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, so check out next month’s episode, too, for a different approach, if that’s your kind of thing.

Here’s a link to the podcast: Novel RomAntics Episode #7 or you can listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or various other platforms that might suit your particular listening needs.

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Novel RomAntics Episode #6

by Douglas Cowie on 12 August 2021

After a brief summer break, the Novel RomAntics Podcast is back. This episode I spoke with my good friend, Professor Robert Eaglestone, about Willy Vlautin’s new novel, The Night Always Comes. Willy Vlautin is an excellent novelist, and also an excellent songwriter, and we touched on that a little, in addition to talking about how he excavates and narrates the lived consequences of the economic recession.

Here’s a link to listen, or find it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or whatever else you use to listen to podcasts.

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