stories

Brian, Andre, T, Kristin in the station lobby after the show

Andre Williams

From the archive: 2010 Andre Williams reads from his book Sweets and Other Stories (Kicks Books 2009). You may know Andre, as many do, as “Mr. Rhythm” from his time at Fortune Records and Chess Records and in Motown with hits such as “Bacon Fat,” “Greasy Chicken,” Jail Bait,” and many others.  A true legend. …

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Rion Amilcar Scott

Rion Amilcar Scott reads from The World Doesn’t Require You: Stories (Liveright Publishing Corporation/W.W.Norton & Company 2019). We talk about narrative forms, beautiful lines and building a world. We also talk about imagination, characters, and Cross River. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/l7rkdqd76w1x8ndjmxbp8kpst4qgbrut.mp3 Download Audio  

Shelly Oria

Summer host Amanda Uhle talks with Shelly Oria, author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014), and coauthor of the digital novella, CLEAN, commissioned by WeTransfer and McSweeney’s.  In September of 2019, Indelible in the Hippocampus, an anthology of writings from the #metoo movement, compiled and edited by Oria, will be …

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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah about Friday Black (Mariner Books 2018).  Twelve stories.  Dystopian future. Excellent conversation ahead. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/s07n3b6y3hpnzutmjmsptysnu8umozbl.mp3 Download Audio *author photo credit: Limitless Imprint Entertainment

Abbey Mei Otis

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Abbey Mei Otis about her stories Alien Virus Love Disaster (Small Beer Press 2018). Strong and haunting science fiction. What more do you need for your poolside, or mountain top? https://umich.box.com/shared/static/ik386b5pqyjvpo6c3lq7ra4sjrut5s5q.mp3 Download Audio  

Douglas Trevor

Douglas Trevor reads from his latest collection of stories The Book of Wonders (six one seven books 2017).  We talk about Radiohead, putting together a book of connected stories, invention, the number 9, melancholy and wonder. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/uald92p4m40v3q8ivcz4lvswhjuz042o.mp3 Download Audio