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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The Artist’s Toolkit Podcast

by Douglas Cowie on 5 August 2021

Theater-maker and storyteller Nicole Acquah invited me onto her new podcast, The Artist’s Toolkit, recently, and I talked for way too long about writing, planning, point of view, plotting, and I’m not altogether sure what else, because I haven’t listened back to it yet. But anyway, if you want to hear what Nicole and I talked about, here’s a link: The Artist’s Toolkit Podcast.

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Novel RomAntics Episode #5

by Douglas Cowie on 17 June 2021

Episode #5 of Novel RomAntics, hosted by the Trans-Atlanticist Podcasts of the Amerikazentrum in Hamburg, Germany is now available. You can subscribe and listen via various platforms including Apple and Spotify, or click the link below:

https://thetrans-atlanticist.podigee.io/s2e9-madeline-miller-circe

In this episode, novelist Nadifa Mohamed and I discuss What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, a collection of short stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah. They discuss several of the stories, and the overlaps and differences in cultural expectations between the United States and Africa, the pressures of young womanhood, and more. Nadifa Mohamed’s latest novel, The Fortune Men, is published by Penguin, and will be available in German from September, under the titel Der Geist von Tiger Bay, published by C.H. Beck Verlag.

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