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Selected Prose

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Story readings and interviews with writers.

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33. Brandon Gauthier

May 27th, 2022

1:12:38

Our next guest is professor Brandon Gauthier. Brandon completed his doctorate in Modern History at Fordham University in 2016. He is the Director of …

32. Bud Smith

May 17th, 2022

52:19

Bud Smith is today's guest. He is one of my favorite living authors on Earth, Europa, and maybe even Proxima Centauri b, though some of those Blorks are quite talented. Bud's latest novel is called TEENAGER, from …

Reading Series | The Good Morrow by Ryan Napier

April 28th, 2022

12:48

Ryan Napier is the author of Four Stories about the Human Face (Bull City Press). He lives in Massachusetts. More at ryannapier.net and @ryanlnapier

Reading Series | The Sequel by Sam Price

March 22nd, 2022

2:04

A short story from Sam Price titled The Sequel.

Sam lives in Pennsylvania. 

31. Marlowe Granados

March 17th, 2022

1:06:24
Today's guest is Marlowe Granados! Marlowe is a writer living in Toronto. Happy Hour is her debut novel. Marlowe is also a filmmaker and hosts a podcast called The Mean Reds, a show highlighting women-led films. She has …

Reading Series | Survival Skills by Brittney Uecker

February 23rd, 2022

4:43

Brittney Uecker is a librarian, writer, and Scorpio living in rural Montana. Her work has been featured in HAD, Taco Bell Quarterly, Kalopsia, and others. She is a Best of the Net nominee for fiction and tweets …

30. Hannah Lillith Assadi

February 18th, 2022

1:02:26

Today's guest is the great Hannah Lillith Assadi. Her new novel, The Stars Are Not Yet Bells, was published by Riverhead in early January. It was named a Most Anticipated book of the year by The Washington Post, Good …

Reading Series | I Love You Like A Brother by Joanna Acevedo

January 31st, 2022

12:36

A short story by Joanna Acevedo.
 
Joanna is the author of the poetry collection The Pathophysiology of Longing (Black Centipede Press, 2020) and the …

Reading Series | Jenny in Corona by Stuart Ross

January 20th, 2022

16:01

The final 10 pages of the novel Jenny in Corona by Stuart M. Ross 

Stuart Ross (@myskypager) is a writer from Queens living in Chicago. Jenny in Corona (from Tortoise Books) is his first novel.

Reading Series | Interlude by Michael McSweeney

January 14th, 2022

13:09

Michael McSweeney reads a chapter from his upcoming novel, Heroman


Michael is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, where he lives with his partner and cat.

29. Allie Rowbottom

January 11th, 2022

1:02:18

Allie Rowbottom is today's guest! 


Allie is the author of the New York Times Editors’ Choice memoir Jell-O Girls (Little Brown) and the upcoming novel Aesthetica (SoHo Press). Allie's writing has appeared in Vanity …

28. Mark Leidner

December 21st, 2021

1:03:04
Mark Leidner is today's guest! Mark is a brilliant, hilarious, and extraordinarily talented poet, fiction writer, filmmaker, and more! I've read two …

Reading Series | Tie A Tie by Harris Lahti

December 9th, 2021

4:57

Harris Lahti's work has appeared in Bomb, Sleepingfish, Epiphany, New York Tyrant, Hobart, and elsewhere. He edits fiction for Post Road and Fence, and paints houses for a living in New York's Hudson Valley. Recently, …

27. Marcus Pactor

December 6th, 2021

1:22:18

Today's guest is Marcus Pactor. His new book is Begat Who Begat Who Begat, from Astrophil Press. His first book, Vs. Death Noises, won the 2011 Subito Press Prize for Fiction. His story, “Megaberry Crunch” was selected …

26. Gary Shteyngart

November 23rd, 2021

56:13

Today’s guest is the great Gary Shteyngart! He’s the author of Super Sad True Love Story, Lake Success, Absurdistan, and more. His latest novel, Our Country Friends, was released earlier this month. It’s a hilarious, …

25. Troy James Weaver

November 19th, 2021

58:21

Troy James Weaver is today's guest!

Troy is the author of Witchita Stories, Temporal, Marigold, Visions, and Selected Stories. His work has appeared …

Reading Series | Do It Like This by Dalton Monk

November 18th, 2021

5:12

Do It Like This was written and recorded by Dalton Monk. The story originally appeared in New York Tyrant. 

Dalton's other stories have appeared in New York Tyrant, Hobart, and Joyland. He lives in West Virginia.

24. Duncan Birmingham

November 15th, 2021

1:01:12

Duncan Birmingham is today's guest! His latest book is called 'The Cult In My Garage' (Maudlin House) and it's wild and hilarious and great. 

****Get …

Reading Series | it has been two close to three years by Trout Fish

October 11th, 2021

2:30

Trout Fish lives in The River City and hangs out with his shirt off in the sun, looking at water or trees, thinking about cool stuff, and then bangs …

23. Dmitry Samarov

September 20th, 2021

1:22:54

Dmitry Samarov, everyone!

Dmitry is a painter and writer living in Chicago. He is the author and illustrator of six books. He sends out a newsletter …

22. Andrea Bartz

August 18th, 2021

1:03:14

Andrea Bartz is today's guest!

Andrea is the author of the bestselling and critically-acclaimed novels The Lost Night and The Herd. Her latest book, We Were Never Here, was published earlier this month through …

21. Tao Lin

August 4th, 2021

1:16:07

Today's guest is Tao Lin. Tao is the author of ten books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. His fourth novel, Leave Society, was published on August 3, 2021, by Vintage. He also runs Muumuu House, an independent, small …

20. Big Bruiser Dope Boy

June 21st, 2021

45:49

Big Bruiser Dope Boy is today's guest. 

BBDB's books include Something Gross (Apocalypse Party), Foghorn Leghorn (Clash Books), Your First Real Boyfriend & Other Poems, and After Denver (11:11 Press). 

Today's …

19. Gerald Brennan

June 14th, 2021

1:22:43

I spoke with Gerald Brennan about writing historical fiction, nuclear weapons, the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, life as a West Point cadet, and much more. Gerald earned a B.S. in European History from the United …

18. Darin Strauss

June 1st, 2021

1:28:22

I interview Darin Strauss and discuss his life, career, and approaches to writing fiction. Darin's latest book, The Queen of Tuesday, was just …

17. Ottessa Moshfegh

May 18th, 2021

1:00:33

Ottessa Moshfegh is today's guest!


Her books include Eileen, her first novel, which was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut …

Reading Series | Rewild by Bud Smith

May 13th, 2021

3:35

Bud Smith reads his short story, Rewild, for the Selected Prose Reading Series. This story was originally published in New World Writing. 


Bud is a writer from Jersey City, NJ. He works in heavy construction. His new …

16. Jon Lindsey

April 28th, 2021

45:14

Greetings comrades. 

I spoke with the wildly talented Jon Lindsey about his brilliant and beloved debut novel, Body High, set to drop on May 1st through House of Vlad press. In the words of a very wise man: “This book is …

15. Shy Watson

April 21st, 2021

1:04:56

A few nights ago, I interviewed the brilliant Shy Watson. She is the author of Horror Vacui from House of Vlad press and Cheap Yellow from Civil Coping Mechanisms. Shy is also the co-founder Blush Lit. Her work has …

14. Courtney Marie Andrews

April 15th, 2021

46:54

Hello Hello Hello!

Recently I spoke with Grammy-nominated musician and poet Courtney Marie Andrews! Her debut poetry collection, Old Monarch, came out …

12. Ellen Birkett Morris

April 1st, 2021

50:38

Ellen Birkett Morris is the author of Lost Girls, a collection of short stories called "a varied set of tales from a skilled practitioner of the …

11. Brian Alan Ellis

March 25th, 2021

1:05:07

Jon sits down with author and publisher Brian Alan Ellis to discuss his beloved press, House of Vlad, his books, and much more. 


Brian is the author of Sad Laughter (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018) and Something to Do …

10. Andy Oppenheimer

March 19th, 2021

1:43:10

This week, I sit down with novelist, musician, and counter-terrorism expert Andy Oppenheimer. His novels include Fields of Orion: An Odyssey, and Fields of Orion II: The Mission. In early April, Andy will publish The …

Reading Series | Angel by Unity

March 12th, 2021

13:31

Unity reads Angel for the Selected Prose Reading Series. Unity is a writer and artist who lives in upstate New York with many feral cats and alter egos.

Reading Series | Primo Updoo by Justin Brooks

March 9th, 2021

23:00

Primo Updoo by Justin Brooks is a hilarious and alarming journey through an imminent future of Instagram faces, made-to-order cosmetic surgeries, and meme-based social status. 


Justin Brooks is a writer and artist from …

9. Timi Sanni

March 6th, 2021

46:14

Timi Sanni is an award-winning writer, poet, literary prodigy, and biochemistry student from Lagos, Nigeria. His work has appeared in X-R-A-Y, Palette, Fitrah Review, and elsewhere. 


Enjoy the episode. And if you enjoy …

Reading Series | Like Foreign Things That Take The Name Of Love

March 1st, 2021

3:21

Timi Sanni reads a work of flash fiction titled Like Foreign Things That Take The Name Of Love. This piece was originally published by Art Most Terrific. The story is posted below:


Mama tucks me between her skinny legs …

8. Avner Landes

February 16th, 2021

1:23:26

Hello, everyone.

It’s February 16, 2021, we’re still inside, still listening to podcasts to help pass the time.

We're thrilled about this episode. Jon and Liz interview author Avner Landes. His upcoming book, Meiselman: …

Reading Series | Sanity House by David Leo Rice

February 1st, 2021

8:52

David Leo Rice reads his short story Sanity House, originally published in Ligeia Magazine. David's upcoming story collection, Drifter Stories, will …

7. Delicious Tacos

December 22nd, 2020

1:14:58

In this episode, I chat with Delicious Tacos (delicioustacos.com / twitter: @delicious_tacos). He's the author of the outstanding novel Finally, Some …

6. Sam Pink

December 10th, 2020

1:05:05

Jon and Liz sit down with Sam Pink to discuss his new book Ice Cream Man and Other Stories, and his other books, which are all awesome.

We also discuss how everyone needs some rat in them, character development and …

5. Elle Nash

November 19th, 2020

1:10:32

This week, Selected Prose welcomes a new co-host, Liz Ayre. Liz is a talented fiction writer from LA and an MFA student in the Creative Writing Program at NYU. Thrilled to have her on board!


Jon and Liz talk at length …

Reading Series | Summer Thighs by Elle Nash

November 16th, 2020

4:19

Elle Nash reads her short story, Summer Thighs, originally published in Tarpaulin Sky


Elle Nash is the author of the novel Animals Eat Each Other …

4. B.R. Yeager

November 5th, 2020

57:31

I interviewed B.R. Yeager, author of the new novel Negative Space (Apocalypse Party). B.R. is also the author of Amygdalatropolis (Schism Press) and …

Reading Series | The Death of James Polk by Derick Dupre

October 28th, 2020

5:49

Derick Dupre reads his short story, The Death of James Polk. This story was originally published in Spork Press. 


Derick is a writer based in …

3. Alisson Wood

October 16th, 2020

1:04:58

I sit down with Alisson Wood at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House in Greenwich Village to discuss her new memoir, Being Lolita. We talk about …

Reading Series | Being Lolita by Alisson Wood

October 14th, 2020

5:05

Alisson Wood reads the opening of her new memoir, Being Lolita. 


Alisson is a highly acclaimed writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times,

2. Bud Smith

October 6th, 2020

1:00:54

In this episode, I speak with Bud Smith and discuss his life and work. Bud is the author of the books Double Bird, WORK, Dust Bunny City, and many …

Reading Series | Tiger Blood by Bud Smith

October 3rd, 2020

5:45

Bud Smith reads his short story, Tiger Blood, originally published in Hobart.  After the reading, we have a brief discussion about the story, …

1. David Leo Rice

September 26th, 2020

59:30

I interview David Leo Rice. We discuss his upcoming book, A Room In Dodge City Volume 2: The Blut Branson Era, as well as David Cronenberg, William …

Reading Series | The Painless Euthanasia Roller Coaster by David Leo Rice

September 24th, 2020

10:59

David Leo Rice, author of Angel House, A Room in Dodge City, The PornME Trinity, and more, reads his short story The Painless Euthanasia Roller …

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