Across the Pond

Across the Pond

Latest Episodes

Kathryn Bromwich, "At the Edge of the Woods"
June 27, 2023

The lasting legacies of Cormac McCarthy and editor Robert Gottlieb, and we talk to author Kathryn Bromwich about her debut novel, At the Edge of the Woods.

Isabella Hammad, "Enter Ghost"
June 13, 2023

What the British PM reads, small glimmers of hope in the fight against book bans, and we talk to author Isabella Hammad on her new novel, Enter Ghost, about Palestinian actors set to perform a stage production of Hamlet in the West Bank. 

Jenny Erpenbeck, "Kairos"
May 30, 2023

A tribute to the late author Martin Amis; Jenny Erpenbeck joins us for a fascinating discussion of her new novel, Kairos, which explores the public and private sense of loss and precarity for two lovers in East Berlin in the years surrounding the fall of

Brad Fox, "The Bathysphere Book: Effects of the Luminous Ocean Depths"
May 16, 2023

Sam and Lori read Henry James' short story, "The Figure in the Carpet," which even Sam admits is pretty good; and we talk to writer Brad Fox about his fascinating look at early deep sea exploration, The Bathysphere Book: Effects of the Lumi

Toby Litt, "A Writer's Diary"
May 02, 2023

Sam brings back news from the London Book Fair, and we talk to author Toby Litt about his latest novel, A Writer's Diary, published by Galley Beggar Press!

Martin Riker, "The Guest Lecture"
April 18, 2023

In this special episode with writer and publisher Martin Riker, we talk about running a small publishing house, influential books, Dorothy, a publishing project's upcoming titles, and Martin's recent, critically acclaimed novel, The Guest Lectur

Catherine Lacey, "Biography of X"
April 04, 2023

Book-Tok's authenticity problem, and we talk to author Catherine Lacey about her latest, breathtakingly incisive novel, Biography of X. 

Ep. 54, Todd McEwan, "Cary Grant's Suit: Nine Movies that Made Me the Wreck I Am Today"
March 21, 2023

We rave about some pretty cool literary prizes and talk to writer Todd McEwan on his funny and warm memoir, Cary Grant's Suit: Nine Movies that Made Me the Wreck I Am Today.

Ep. 53, Donal Ryan, "The Queen of Dirt Island"
March 07, 2023

Should we edit Roald Dahl and other children's classics? Plus our not-to-be-missed conversation with Donal Ryan on his latest novel, The Queen of Dirt Island, which features four generations of fierce Irish women. 

Ep. 52, Stephen May, "Sell Us the Rope"
February 21, 2023

Readers share their pet peeves about contemporary fiction, and we talk to author Stephen May about his recent novel, Sell Us the Rope, a portrait of Stalin as a young man during his visit to London.