S6 E9 Randa Jarrar, Ethan Hawke, Catherine Cohen
On the Podcast: Randa Jarrar, Ethan Hawke, and Catherine Cohen

In this episode, meet writer and translator Randa Jarrar, author of Love is an Ex-Country, acclaimed actor and director Ethan Hawke, author of A Bright Ray of Darkness, and comedian and actress Catherine Cohen, author of God I Feel Modern Tonight. READ MORE

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Fall 2020 Celebrity Reads
Outstanding Celebrity-Read Audiobooks for Fall

It’s frankly delightful to hear a familiar voice tell a great story, all the more so when that voice belongs to a favorite actor, artist, or musician. This fall, bring one of these household names into your home and listen as they read illuminating memoirs, captivating novels, and frankly awesome picture books. READ MORE

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Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki
Edan Lepucki Returns with Woman No. 17

When Edan Lepucki hit the literary scene with her debut novel, California, in summer 2014, she was fortunate enough to be featured on Stephen Colbert’s show. The feature catapulted her novel to the third slot on the New York Times bestseller list on the week it went on sale. Her interview happened to fall in the middle of a feud between Amazon and her then-publisher, Hachette. In the conversation, Colbert encouraged his viewers to buy California from Powell’s Books, in an effort to prove that a smaller retailer could compete against Amazon and help an author debut as a bestseller. In doing so, Colbert turned a literary debut into a unicorn.

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