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S4 E19: Mira Jacob, Robert W. Lee, and Carlotta Walls LaNier

In this episode of This Is the Author meet Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk; Robert W. Lee, author of A Sin by Any Other Name; and Carlotta Walls LaNier, author of A Mighty Long Way. These authors share their personal narratives, exploring the topics of race, identity, and our country’s history, and will no doubt inspire listeners’ own conversations. And find out which author described their recording process as “a bear.”

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S4 E18: Matthew Gray Gubler, Emily Arnold McCully, and A.S. King

In this episode, meet Matthew Gray Gubler, author of Rumple Buttercup; Emily Arnold McCully, author of Dreaming in Code; and A.S. King, author of Dig. From illuminating the life of a brilliant mathematician to using a delightfully weird monster to encourage kids to be themselves, the stories these authors bring to life will enthrall listeners. Plus, find out which author can’t distinguish her own recorded voice from her sister’s.

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S4 E17: Carolyn Forché, Eric O’Neill, and Evan Ratliff

In this episode meet Carolyn Forché, author of What You Have Heard Is True; Eric O’Neill, author of Gray Day; and Evan Ratliff, author of The Mastermind. These authors reveal personal truths, undercover spy stories, and dark secrets in their riveting audiobooks. Hear the truth about what it was like to record…including which author had trouble pronouncing United States over and over again.

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S4 E16: Sunita Puri, Oren Jay Sofer, and Serene Jones

In this episode, meet Sunita Puri, author of That Good Night; Oren Jay Sofer, author of Say What You Mean; and Serene Jones, author of Call It Grace. By sharing spiritual lessons and life skills, these authors aim to help listeners communicate their needs and achieve more meaningful lives. Plus, discover which author’s dream narrator is Bryan Cranston.

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S4 E15: Alex Kotlowitz, Jennifer Eberhardt, and Preet Bharara

In this episode, meet Alex Kotlowitz, author of An American Summer; Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, author of Biased; and Preet Bharara, author of Doing Justice. These authors’ timely audiobooks explore the complex topics of violence, race, and criminal justice. Hear about the meaningful and influential interviews that contributed to these audiobooks, and how these personal stories and different perspectives can help us reflect on our own. Plus, find out which author was inspired, in part, by Tim O’Brien’s seminal book The Things They Carried.

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S4 E14: Helen Oyeyemi, Halle Butler, and Chris Bohjalian

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Helen Oyeyemi, author of Gingerbread; Halle Butler, author of The New Me; and Chris Bohjalian, author of Wingspan. It’s a rare treat when fiction authors step behind the mic to read their written words aloud—and, luckily, each of these authors had a blast! Plus, discover which famous (classic) author has the best gingerbread recipe.

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