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Bill Kenower, Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, talks to writers of all genres about the books we write and the lives we lead, and how these two are one in the same.

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Bill welcomes debut novelist and legal analyst Brian Buckmire to the show. Brian is a senior staff NYC public defender in the Criminal Defense Practice and Homicide Defense Task Force at the Legal Aid Society, representing indigent... more

Bill welcomes bestselling historical author Julia Kelly to the show. Julia is the award-winning author of books about ordinary women and their extraordinary stories. In addition to The Lost English Girl, her novels include The Last Dance... more

Bill welcomes debut novelist Brittany Butler to the show. Brittany is a former CIA targeting officer with first-hand knowledge in the recruitment and handling of spies, and the dismantling of terrorist networks abroad. A staunch advocate for... more

Bill welcomes science fiction and fantasy author Kay Kenyon back to the show. Kay Kenyon is a science fiction and fantasy novelist and writing teacher. Her work has been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick award and twice for the American... more

Bill welcomes debut memoirist Charlotte Maya to the show. Charlotte was born and raised in California. She received her B.A. from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and her law degree from UCLA. She practiced Trust and Estate Planning... more

Bill welcomes bestselling author Claire Heywood to the show. Claire Heywood is a scholar of the ancient world, with a bachelor's degree in Classical Civilization and a master's degree in Ancient Visual and Material Culture from the University... more

Bill welcomes poet, essayist and fiction writer Gunhild Øyehaug to the show. Gunnhild is an award-winning Norwegian poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her story collection Knots was published by FSG in 2017, followed in 2018 by... more

Bill welcomes author Amy Tector back to the show. Amy Tector has spent more than 20 years plumbing the secrets squirreled away in archives — whether it's uncovering a whale's ear (true story) in a box of old photographs,... more

Bill welcomes poet and biographer Matthew Hollis to the show. Matthew is a poet, biographer, editor, and teacher. His first full-length collection Ground Water was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Whitbread Poetry Award, the... more

Bill welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding to the show. Paul is the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tinkers, and Enon. He is director of the MFA in Creative Writing & Literature at Stony Brook University, and lives... more

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