On this week’s show, screenwriter turned novelist Karolina Waclawiak talks about her new book The Invaders, frequent LARB contributor Boris Dralyuk discusses the subtle literary footprint of Russian immigrants in Los Angeles, and author Mark Haskell Smith proclaims Paul Beatty’s The Sellout to be one of the funniest books he’s ever read.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin.

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LARB Radio Hour airs every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles.