On the most recent episode, the Read it Forward podcast spoke with Fatima Farheen Mirza, debut author of A Place for Us, an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. Fatima Farheen Mirza examines the secrets and betrayals that have caused the close-knit […]
Lexie Elliott joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about her debut novel, The French Girl, an exhilarating psychological suspense thriller about a woman trapped by the bonds of friendship that’s I Know What You Did Last Summer meets the French countryside. They talk about friend group dynamics, self-doubt, and a slinky French ghost. They were six university students […]
Debut novelist Rhiannon Navin joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about her book, Only Child. Told from the point of view of a six-year-old survivor of a school shooting, the novel grapples with love, grief, and family. Click to Read an Excerpt. Click for a Discussion Guide.
Sam Graham-Felsen joins Beaks & Greeks to talk about his first novel, Green. Set in 1992 Boston, the book follows middle-schooler David as he grapples with racism and white privilege. Click to Listen to the Sam Graham-Felsen’s Interview on Beaks & Geeks. Click to Learn More About Green. Click to Watch Sam Graham-Felsen Speak to Librarians […]
Camille Bordas joins Beaks & Geeks to talk about the loneliness of academia, why she likes to imagine which tv shows her characters would watch, and her personal rules for fiction. Bordas is the author of How to Behave in a Crowd, a witty, heartfelt novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival […]
Celeste Ng, author of the hit debut novel, Everything I Never Told You joins Beaks & Geeks to talk about her new book and #1 LibraryReads pick, Little Fires Everywhere, a beautiful novel set in meticulously planned Shaker Heights, that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend […]
Edan Lepucki, New York Times bestselling author of California, joins Beaks and Geeks to talk performance art, class in California, and which books she reads over and over again. Lepucki’s new novel, Woman No. 17, is a dark, sexy noir about the intensity of female relationships that lies behind the hedgerows of beautifully manicured Los Angeles. Click to Listen […]
Katherine Heiny joins Beaks & Geeks to talk about hyper-specific subcultures, infidelity as a recurring plot point, and having no conversational filter. Heiny is the author of the short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow. Her debut is Standard Deviation, a divinely funny novel about the challenges of a good marriage, the delight and heartache of raising children, […]