Novel RomAntics Episode #10

by Douglas Cowie on 10 December 2021

In this episode, my guest Gregory Miller, a Wisconsin-based educator, and I discuss Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, a novel that, while telling a story of opiate addiction in the USA, contemplates matters of science, faith, race, immigration, and family.

Here’s a link to the podcast: Novel RomAntics Episode #10 or you can listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or various other platforms that might suit your particular listening needs.

Episode #10 is the final episode of this season of the Novel RomAntics podcast.

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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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