The American Writers Museum Podcast Network features conversations with contemporary leading writers and scholars of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, television and more. AWM Author Talks, a weekly series, features one of our past live programs with contemporary writers and covers a range of topics including process, writing influences, and the life of a writer. The Nation of Writers Podcast is a monthly series in which we talk about writers of the past with experts and scholars who know them best, so you can know your favorite writers better too. Dead Writer Drama is another monthly series that examines controversial literary legends of the past in light of our current world.

AWM Author Talks podcast presented by the American Writers Museum

AWM Author Talks

In this weekly series, we air previously recorded conversations with leading authors, poets, graphic novelists, playwrights, songwriters, historians and more about craft, processes, influences, inspirations, and what it’s like to live as a writer. These episodes are edited and condensed versions of our programs and are a great way to discover new writers. Listen to a program you missed, or relive one you loved!

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Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 128: Richard Bradford
Tough Guy: The Life of Norman Mailer

Ep. 127: Brooks E. Hefner
Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow

Ep. 126: Leonard Moore
Teaching Black History to White People

Coming Soon

February 6: Elie Mystal

February 13: Ashley C. Ford & Eve L. Ewing

February 20: Will Jawando

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The Nation of Writers Podcast, presented by the American Writers Museum

Nation of Writers

A monthly series that explores our ever growing Nation of Writers by examining powerful and significant American voices throughout history. We talk with scholars and authors around the country about the writers that have shaped our nation with their words and you’ll get the inside scoop about these writers and their processes. This podcast is presented in conjunction with our virtual exhibit American Voices.

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Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 25: Nelson Algren

Ep. 24: Willa Cather

Ep. 23: Rudolfo Anaya

Ep. 22: Oscar Hijuelos

Ep. 21: Octavia E. Butler

Coming Soon

TBD

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Dead Writer Drama

In this monthly series, co-hosts Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Zakiya Dalila Harris discuss the professional feuds, sex scandals, messy public breakups, and controversial legacies of history’s literary legends and how those are relevant in light of current culture, issues, discussions and literature. By bringing these authors to life through a modern lens, we’ll gain a deeper understanding of their work and legacies.

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Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 10: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ep. 9: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Ep. 8: Nellie Bly

Ep. 7: Lorraine Hansberry

Ep. 6: Nora Ephron

Coming Soon

TBD

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