Drew Broussard's Interviews
170: Ruth Ozeki (THE BOOK OF FORM AND EMPTINESS) & Walter Benjamin's "UNPACKING MY LIBRARY"
Ruth Ozeki steps on into the Damn Library Hyperverse to shine. We talk about her latest opus, The Book of Form and Emptiness, and how books are magical, and accessing her teenage self, and an unexpected turn of narrative luck with snowglobes, along with many other things. Plus she brings us Walter Benjamin's essay, "Un
166: Mona Awad (ALL'S WELL) & Sara Gran's COME CLOSER
Mona Awad joins the guys in the zooming Damn Library to talk her new novel, All's Well, which means talk about Shakespeare, and destiny, and magic happening, and chronic pain - all the fun stuff. Then she brought Sara Gran's Come Closer and everyone got to be possessed by the demon that is Sara Gran's writing style. Ca
145: Raven Leilani (LUSTER) & Danzy Senna's NEW PEOPLE
A zoom session with Raven Leilani gets us into all sorts of things, from candles to disco to painting to amorality, and how you have to come to the page as though you don't think anyone will read it. Also nail polish. And so much more. Plus, Raven brought us New People by Danzy Senna, which was tense and surprising and
123: Jami Attenberg (ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS) & Sarah Broom's THE YELLOW HOUSE
Jami Attenberg is in the midst of starting of her book tour when she drops into The Damn Library to discuss her new novel, All This Could Be Yours. We talk about New Orleans, and time, and being a writer online, and how it feels to be on her seventh book, and running a writing prompt in the summer, amongst other things
122: Lisa Brennan-Jobs (SMALL FRY) & Marilynne Robinson's HOUSEKEEPING
Lisa Brennan-Jobs drops into the Damn Library to discuss Small Fry, her coming-of-age memoir about growing up the daughter of Christian Brennan and Steve Jobs. We get into the slipperiness of memory, the selfishness of memoir, and the loneliness of childhood, as well as whether her book is actually "California Gothic."
119: Benjamin Dreyer (DREYER'S ENGLISH) & Shirley Jackson's THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE
Random House Copy Chief Benjamin Dreyer stops into the Damn Library to talk to Christopher and Drew about his new utterly correct style guide, Dreyer's English, as well as working as a copy chief, the reading life of someone dedicated to books as he is, and which editorial meetings leave him floating. Also, we discuss