On this week’s show we talk with Deanne Stillman on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of her most well-known book, Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave. We also discuss the new HBO documentary Everything Is Copy, about the life and career of author and screenwriter Nora Ephron, and author Wally Rudolph recommends reading Scott O’Connor’s Half World.
This episode is sponsored by Otherppl with Brad Listi, a weekly podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today’s leading authors, poets, and screenwriters. Electric Literature calls it “one of the best podcasts on the web,” and Buzzfeed calls it “the perfect way to get the story behind your stories.” There are now more than 400 episodes available — and counting. Hear conversations with writers like George Saunders, Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Leslie Jamison, Hanya Yanagihara, Jonathan Lethem, Sheila Heti, Eileen Myles, and many more. Otherppl with Brad Listi has its own official app, available for free at your favorite app store. The show is also available for free at iTunes and Stitcher, and on the web at otherppl.com.