Radio Hour: Father’s Day, The Tony’s, and Drinking Mare's Milk

Radio Hour: Father’s Day, The Tony’s, and Drinking Mare's Milk

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This week, Seth and Laurie discuss the Tony Awards. Novelist Julia Claiborne Johnson recommends everyone read To the One I Love the Best: Episodes From The Life Of Lady Mendl by Madeline creator Ludwig Bemelmans. Norman Klein comes back to recommend his favorite meat and condiment.

Plus, host Tom Lutz talks about his newly published book Drinking Mare's Milk on the Roof of the World. Since it's a weekend for dads, Seth, Laurie, and Tom choose their favorite literary fathers.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Alan Minsky.

LARB Contributors

Julia Claiborne Johnson worked at Mademoiselle and Glamour magazines before marrying and moving to Los Angeles, where she lives with her comedy-writer husband and their two children. The name of her debut novel is Be Frank with Me (William Morrow, 2016).
Norman Klein is a critic, urban and media historian, and novelist. His books include The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory, Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon, The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects, Freud in Coney Island and Other Tales, and the database novel Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-86. He is currently completing an interactive historical science fiction novel titled The Imaginary Twentieth Century. His essays have appeared in anthologies, museum catalogs, newspapers, scholarly journals, and on the web.

Tom Lutz is the editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His latest book is Born Slippy: A Novel.

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Seth Greenland’s first memoir, A Kingdom of Tender Colors, will be published in 2020 by Europa Editions. He is the author of five novels. His 1997 play Jungle Rot won the Kennedy Center/American Express Fund for New American Plays Award and the American Theater Critics Association Award. He was a writer-producer on the Emmy-nominated HBO series Big Love.
Laurie Winer is a Los Angeles Review of Books founding editor.


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