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Bay Area Book Festival Podcast

Sep 28, 2023

Jens Liljestrand, interviewed by John Freeman

Be one of the first readers in the U.S. to meet the author of a novel that’s sweeping the globe: Jens Liljestrand with his debut Even If Everything Ends, one the fiercest and most profoundly human of the climate novels we’ve ever read.

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Sep 21, 2023

Jessica Johns, Nick Medina, and Francesca Maria, moderated by Ben Monroe

History—both personal and otherwise—comes back to haunt the living in these chilling tales of psychological and mythological horror. 

With support from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and the Consulate General of Canada San...

Sep 14, 2023

Olivia Allen-Price, interviewed by Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight, introduced by Emilio Garcia-Ruiz

From Grace Cathedral to the Marin Headlands, why are there so many labyrinths in the Bay Area? Why did the state capitol almost move to Berkeley? These are just a few of the endlessly fascinating questions Olivia...

Sep 7, 2023

Joan Frank, Dorothy Lazard, and Jane Smiley, moderated by John Freeman

Each of us has a different relationship with the books we read…and write. That is no less true if you’ve just published your first, as legendary librarian Dorothy Lazard has, than it is for Joan Frank, with a dozen publications under her belt....