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Between The Covers : Conversations with Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry

David Naimon, Tin House Books


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 685 ratings
  • So smart and thoughtful

    The questions David asks are penetrating and almost uniformly provoke authors’ penetrating and new insights into their own work. A gift to authors and to us as listeners.

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    Canadaa month ago
  • Exquisite

    David’s careful, deeply curious attention to texts, and the smart and enthusiastic connections he makes among them, is an aural antidote for the speed and superficiality with which so much other discourse charges itself in the name of commercial optimization. These are beautifully rendered, important conversations. Thank you, David!

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  • One of a kind

    David’s podcast are incredible in the depth of care he takes with the writers and their work. The results are consistently special conversations.

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    Canada5 months ago
  • Hilarious

    David Naimon interviewing a guest reminds me of Bruce Springsteen in concert, speaking between songs. We hit all the tangents, head forward, move back a little, make a circle, then another tangent and maybe another circle before we get to the end of his question. At the end, we’re not sure what the question is. Maybe we’re not even sure what happened or where we’ve been, but just like how, at a Springsteen concert, it makes the song sound sweeter, Naimon turns the interviewee’s words into pure g... more

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