Verbatim: A Novel

Notes on an unconventional book

National Public Radio and “Novel Novels”

In May I visited the local CBC studio to be interviewed by Anne Strainchamps of Wisconsin Public Radio for the program To the Best of Our Knowledge. The episode, “Novel Novels,” featured Jennifer Egan (A Visit from the Goon Squad), Steven Moore (books on William Gaddis, and most recently, The Novel), Christopher Miller (Sudden Noises from Inanimate Objects), and myself. It concentrated on books with unusual forms. Anne did a fine job, making it an easy and relaxed experience. (So much of what has happened since the book came out has been fun.) The program aired 12 June in Wisconsin, and on at different times in other parts of the U.S. It’s been interesting to see the increase in sales (modest, but evident) via Author Central since the broadcast. So, a big thank you to Doug Gordon, the producer, for including me in the lineup.

You can listen to the whole show as an MP3 file here.

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