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A must for the serious reader Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the shows host and guiding spirit Michael Silverblatt.



Nicholson Baker: Substitute

October 20th, 2016

Nicholson Baker's Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids was born of a desire to write a book articulating his theories about education – theories based on having had kids in school. Realizing his premise was weak, as he'd never been a teacher, he embarked on the adventure of a lifetime by becoming a substitute teacher.

Featured Podcast


Since memory is not only malleable but unreliable, which version of the truth will prevail?

Another Brooklyn,award-winning Young Adult novelist Jacqueline Woodson's first novel for adults in twenty years, tells the story of childhood friends as they grow into women.


Marisa Silver: Little Nothing

September 29th, 2016

An ugly young dwarf girl transforms first into a beauty, then into a tall woman, then into a wolf.