BookRiot.com co-founder Jeff O'Neal explores the wide bookish world. Interviews, lists, rankings, retrospectives, recommendations, and much more, featuring people who know and love books.
Joshua Bodwell of Godine & Black Sparrow Press talks to Jeff about a book they both love, The Orchard by Adele Crockett Robertson, and the process of reissuing it as part of Godine's Nonpareil series.
Jeff and Rebecca sit down to determine the It Books of the Year. From 24 finalists, they will whittle down to twelve. The last cut is the deepest.
In this episode, I talk to Prof. Courtney Thorsson about her new book, The Sisterhood: How a Network of Black Women Writers Changed American Culture.
It's the last big month for new releases, so Jeff O'Neal and Rebecca Schinsky saddle up for one more It Book Knockout Round for 2023.
Jeff talks to Prof. Dan Sinykin about his new book, Big Fiction: How Conglomeration Changed Book Publishing and American Literature.
It's time for the October "It Book" Knockout Round! Plus, a special mini-roundup of notable celebrity memoirs coming out this fall.
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros is the first book out from the new imprint Red Tower, and Molly Majumder and Stacy Abrams talk to me about how it came to be, what it was like to be a part of the book's amazing success, and what they've learned.
Rebecca Schinsky helps me decide on the "it" book of the month. Then, Professor Jenni Nuttall discusses her new book, Mother Tongue: The Surprising History of Women's Words.
On the occasion of his new book, The Art of Libromancy: Selling Books and Reading Books in the 21st Century, Josh Cook of Porter Square books joins Jeff for a conversation about modern indie bookselling.
In this episode, Jenn Northington and Sharifah Williams share what it is like to make an anthology, and Professor Karim Farah-Cooper talks about reading Shakespeare through in the context of race.