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Joe Muscolino

Joe Muscolino
Joe Muscolino spends half his time buried inside a book, the other half digging himself out. Narrative nonfiction is his bread and butter, and his reading sessions are empty without an open mind, a tumbler of whiskey, and a few healthy opinions. He works at Penguin Random House.
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Behind the Books with Sigrid Nunez, Author of Sempre Susan

Sigrid Nunez, author of Sempre Susan, tells us about her habit of reading poetry before she writes, overrated classics, the synesthesia of the writing process, and the advice to "Read as much as possible, especially the work of writers who most deeply affect you. Make those writers your family."(READ MORE)

Behind the Books with Edward Larson

Joining us for another installment of Behind the Books, Edward Larson talks about his writing routine, the influence of nature writers on his own work, the active imagination of history writing, and the all-important counsel for aspiring writers: "Write every day."(READ MORE)

Behind the Books with Marlon James

Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, joins Behind the Books to talk about his influences, his writing routine, the importance of empathy over experience, and three valuable writing tips.(READ MORE)