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KQED's weekly reading series featuring writers and performers of all stripes reading the latest short fiction, non-fiction, theater and poetry.



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Irvine Welsh: Skagboys

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:42:29 -0500

Irvine Welsh, the man behind the best-selling phenomenon TRAINSPOTTING, reads a passage from its prequel, SKAGBOYS.


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https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/151/510076/169610962/KQED_169610962.mp3?orgId=151&p=510076&story=169610962&t=podcast&e=169610962&ft=pod&f=510076




Robin Sloan: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:00:29 -0500

Robin Sloane reads a passage from MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE, a gleeful tale of global conspiracy, young love, and rollicking adventure.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/151/510076/167714211/KQED_167714211.mp3?orgId=151&p=510076&story=167714211&t=podcast&e=167714211&ft=pod&f=510076







Scott Hutchins: A Working Theory of Love

Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:10:10 -0500

Scott Hutchins, a former Truman Capote Fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford, reads a passage from his debut, A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE.


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https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/151/510076/166781958/KQED_166781958.mp3?orgId=151&p=510076&story=166781958&t=podcast&e=166781958&ft=pod&f=510076




Ian Frazier: The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:36:23 -0500

Ian Frazier reads a passage from THE CURSING MOMMY'S BOOK OF DAYS, a comic novel based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/151/510076/166251066/KQED_166251066.mp3?orgId=151&p=510076&story=166251066&t=podcast&e=166251066&ft=pod&f=510076




Margaret Talbot: The Entertainer

Sat, 24 Nov 2012 00:57:41 -0500

Margaret Talbot, staff writer for The New Yorker, reads a passage from THE ENTERTAINER about her Hollywood actor father and his relationship with Ed Wood.


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https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/151/510076/165796775/KQED_165796775.mp3?orgId=151&p=510076&story=165796775&t=podcast&e=165796775&ft=pod&f=510076




Marcus Samuelsson: Yes, Chef

Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:23:49 -0500

Marcus Samuelsson, James Beard Award recipient and winner of Top Chef Masters, reads a passage from his memoir, YES, CHEF.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/151/510076/165329292/KQED_165329292.mp3?orgId=151&p=510076&story=165329292&t=podcast&e=165329292&ft=pod&f=510076




Cassie J. Sneider: More Fine Fine Music

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:20:44 -0500

Cassie J. Sneider reads "Homegrown," a story from her hilarious collection FINE FINE MUSIC about Jersey, the importance of having a car antenna, and violent monkeys.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/151/510076/164798261/KQED_164798261.mp3?orgId=151&p=510076&story=164798261&t=podcast&e=164798261&ft=pod&f=510076




Sam Sax: Memorized Poems

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:38:39 -0400

Sam Sax, the first ever Bay Area Unified Grand Slam Champion, reads a selection of his poems.


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https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/151/510076/164177119/KQED_164177119.mp3?orgId=151&p=510076&story=164177119&t=podcast&e=164177119&ft=pod&f=510076




Colin Meloy: Under Wildwood

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:58:32 -0400

Colin Meloy, also known as the lead singer of The Decemberists, reads from UNDER WILDWOOD, the second book in the Wildwood series.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/151/510076/163727177/KQED_163727177.mp3?orgId=151&p=510076&story=163727177&t=podcast&e=163727177&ft=pod&f=510076