Colin Marshall

Colin Marshall hosts the podcast "Notebook on Cities and Culture" and is currently at work on a book about Los Angeles, A Los Angeles Primer.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

PODCAST #90: David L. Ulin

Ulin's new book "Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles", deals directly with his nearly 25-year history in the city....


PODCAST #89: Brad Listi

Brad Listi is the author of the novel "Attention. Deficit. Disorder." and host of the literary podcast Other People....


PODCAST #88: J. Ryan Stradal

J. Ryan Stradal, fiction editor at "The Nervous Breakdown," talks about his debut novel "Kitchens of the Great Midwest."...


PODCAST #87: Farley Elliott

nbsp; Colin Marshall talks with Farley Elliott, senior editor at Eater Los Angeles and author of Los Angeles Street Food: A ...


PODCAST #86: Amelia Gray

nbsp; Colin Marshall talks with Amelia Gray, author of AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, Threats, and the new short story ...


PODCAST #84: Jay Rubin

Colin Marshall talks to Jay Rubin, Takashima Research Professor of Japanese Humanities at Harvard University, translator of such books as Haruki ...


PODCAST #82: Oliver Wang

Colin Marshall talks with Oliver Wang, a DJ, an associate professor of sociology at CSU Long Beach, and a former producer ...


PODCAST #81: Sam Sweet

Sam Sweet's latest project is 'All Night Menu', a series of five 64-page books on "the lost heroes and miniature histories of Los Angeles."...


PODCAST #80: Patricia Wakida

Colin Marshall talks with Patricia Wakida, editor of Heyday Books' new LAtitudes: An Angeleno's Atlas, a collection of cartographically organized essays ...


PODCAST #79: Grace Jung

Colin Marshall talks with Grace Jung, author of Deli Ideology, a new novel about a young woman's experience of the Great Recession in New York and Seoul....


PODCAST #78: Sam Quinones

Colin Marshall talks with reporter Sam Quinones, who covered gangs, drugs, and immigration at the Los Angeles Times for a decade. ...


PODCAST #77: Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami's latest novel tells the story of a 16th-century Spanish expedition in search of gold in modern-day Florida through the words of an unusually eloquent Moroccan slave....


PODCAST #76: Cynthia Kadohata

Interview with Cynthia Kadohata, author of award-winning Y.A. novels Kira-Kira & The Thing About Luck, & adult novels like In the Heart of the Valley of Love....


PODCAST #75: Alain Mabanckou

Colin Marshall speaks with Alain Mabanckou, whose latest book Letter to Jimmy takes the form of a letter to his writing "mentor" James Baldwin....


PODCAST #74: Scott Timberg

Colin Marshall talks with Scott Timberg, author of Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class....


PODCAST #73: Tod Goldberg

Colin Marshall talks with Tod Goldberg, author of such novels as Fake Liar Cheat and Living Dead Girl, several books based ...


PODCAST #72: Mona Simpson

Colin Marshall talks with Mona Simpson, author of the novels Anywhere But Here, Off Keck Road and My Hollywood. Her latest ...


PODCAST #71: Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson is the author of Cataract City, a novel about two friends in Niagara Falls. Previously he wrote Rust and Bone, and also writes under his pen names, Nick Cutter and Patrick Lestewka....


PODCAST #70: Jim Ruland

Interview with Jim Ruland, founder of the So-Cal reading series Vermin on the Mount, columnist at Razorcake, and author of the new novel Big Lonesome....


PODCAST #68: Sean Wilsey

Interview with Sean Wilsey, author of the memoir Oh the Glory of It All. His latest volume of essays is called More Curious....


PODCAST #67: Edan Lepucki

Edan Lepucki is a staff writer at The Millions and author of California, a domestic relationship novel set in mid-21st century post-apocalyptic Los Angeles....


PODCAST #66: Krys Lee

Colin Marshall goes to Seoul, South Korea to talk with Krys Lee, author "Drifting House" and an upcoming novel on the lives of North Korean refugees....


PODCAST #65: Geoff Nicholson

Colin Marshall talks with Geoff Nicholson, author of nonfiction books like Day Trips to the Desert, The Lost Art of Walking, ...


PODCAST #64: Lisa See

Colin Marshall talks with Lisa See, author of novels at the intersection of Chinese history, American history, and women's history....


PODCAST #63: Geoff Dyer

COLIN MARSHALL TALKS with Geoff Dyer, author of books all across the spectrum between fiction and non-fiction on such subjects as ...


PODCAST #62: Dana Goodyear

COLIN MARSHALL talks to journalist and poet Dana Goodyear who, as a staff writer for the New Yorker, has profiled such ...


PODCAST #61: Michelle Huneven

Michelle Huneven is the author of Off Course, a novel about a grad-student setting off into self-imposed dissertation-writing exile....


PODCAST #60: David Grand

Colin Marshall talks with David Grand, author of Mount Terminus, a novel set at the intersection of the birth of cinema and modern Los Angeles....


PODCAST #59: Leslie Jamison

Colin talks with Leslie Jamison, author of the novel The Gin Closet and the new essay collection The Empathy Exams, which ...


PODCAST #58: Mimi Pond

Acclaimed cartoonist Mimi Ponds talks about her new graphic memoir Over Easy, a story about an art school dropout coming of age in 1970's California....


PODCAST #57: Sandra Tsing Loh

Colin Marshall interviews Sandra Tsing Loh, author of The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones. ¤...


PODCAST #54: Attica Locke

Colin Marshall sits down with Attica Locke, screenwriter and author of two novels: Black Water Rising (2009) and The Cutting Season (2012)....


PODCAST #53: Percival Everett

Colin Marshall interviews African-American poet and novelist Percival Everett, on the reprinting of his 1999 novel, Glyph....


PODCAST #50: A. Scott Berg, "Wilson"

Colin Marshall interviews Pulitzer Prize winner A. Scott Berg about Wilson, his new biography of Woodrow Wilson. [soundcloud url="https://api....


PODCAST #27: Colin Dickey

Colin Dickey is the author of Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius, and Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from ...


Gabriela Jauregui

Gabriela Jauregui is the author of Controlled Decay (Akashic Books/Black Goat Press, 2008). She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature ...


A Productive Obscurantism

Colin Marshall has been producing a deep archive of podcasts for several years now, available on his Notebook on Cities and ...


Colin Marshall Talks to Tom Lutz

This interview appeared on Colin Marshall's "Notebook on Cities and Culture"; Colin will be producing podcasts for LARB starting this month. ...

Colin Marshall Talks to Tom Lutz