SF Grandmaster Samuel R. Delany interviewed on the Oddcast

Living Grand Master of Science Fiction (and Nebula Award winning author) Samuel R. Delany joins Oddcast this week to talk about his latest novel The Atheist in the Attic, about a meeting between philosophers Leibniz and  Spinoza set during a frightening period in the history of the Netherlands. Along the way he reveals how one early major work of his was lost forever, and also how he came to be called “Chip”.
Samuel R. Delany

Author Karen Joy Fowler Wows the Oddcast

Karen Joy Fowler

This week on the Oddcast, the wonderful novelist and short story writer Karen Joy Fowler, author of works such as The Jane Austen Book Club and the PEN/Faulkner Award winning novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, discusses her writing career, how and why she came to literature of the fantastic first, a writing process of creating the outline last, and wisdom received from other authors she has known. A great, delightful interview with the amazing Ms. Fowler.

Historical Author Janet Benton on the Oddcast

Janet Benton talks about writing and researching her debut novel Lilli De Jong, and tells us why Kirkus Reviews called it a “monumental achievement.” Author Jamie Ford adds:“A powerful, authentic voice for a generation of women whose struggles were erased from history—a heart-smashing debut that completely satisfies.”

She has worked at magazines and newspapers and taught at four colleges, as well as running the writer’s workshop The Word Studio. Find out about all this and more on the LIARS CLUB ODDCAST (and check out Jon McGoran, Bill Russell, and a host of others).