Literary Friction

Literary Friction

Literary Friction - Adaptation with Niven Govinden

Building on our show in 2017 with Dana Spiotta that looked at books about film, this month we want to explore what...

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Literary Friction - Minisode Eighteen: Winter Reads

Minisode Eighteen is dedicated to winter reads. Summer reading seems to get all the attention, but as we hunker down...

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Literary Friction Special - Raven Leilani

For our first show of 2021, we bring you this author special with Raven Leilani, who joined Carrie in cyberspace to...

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Literary Friction - Year in Review 2020

It’s our last Literary Friction of 2020, and as usual it's time for our year in review show, packed full of...

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Literary Friction - The Political Essay with Otegha Uwagba

Does the written word really have the power to change things? How do you make a good argument in writing? Does the...

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Minisode Seventeen: Optimism

What with the news of a viable Covid vaccine in the works and a Biden Harris administration on the horizon, you may...

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Literary Friction - Complicated Love with Mary Gaitskill

What does it mean to love too much, or in a way that society doesn’t see as appropriate? Is loving an...

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Literary Friction - Sisters With Daisy Johnson

What is it about sisters? Loving, competitive, sometimes incredibly sinister... this month, we're thinking about...

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Literary Friction - Translation With Ann Goldstein

Here at Literary Friction, we believe translation is both an art and a superpower; it gives us access to voices and...

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Minisode Sixteen: Audiobooks

Before we were hit with this recent heatwave, there was starting to be a chill in the air, and soon it will be the...

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Literary Friction - The Joy of Words with Eley Williams

Why is there so much delight in discovering a juicy new word? Do you ever read the dictionary for fun? Is it annoying...

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Literary Friction - RE-RUN: Masculinity with Thomas Page McBee

We're still on our summer break, so we wanted to use this chance to bring you a re-run of one of our favourite shows...

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Minisode Fifteen: Joy

Don't know about you, but we've really felt the need for a little more joy around here lately. We miss it, and as the...

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Literary Friction - Luxury With Shola Von Reinhold

What does it mean to write luxuriously? How can books be rich and generous? This month we’re talking about...

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Literary Friction - Behind Closed Doors With Carmen Maria Machado

This month, we're going behind closed doors with Carmen Maria Machado, who dialled in from the States to talk to us....

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Literary Friction - RE-RUN: Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge and Kishani Widyaratna

We're in the midst of an international protest movement, sparked by the murder of George Floyd by a member of the...

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Literary Friction - Minisode Fourteen

We're still stuck on the theme of intimacy, because we haven't been able to stop thinking about it. The demands of...

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Literary Friction - Intimacy With Garth Greenwell

Like a lot of people, lockdown has made us think about intimacy. As separation from our loved ones drags on, we're...

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Literary Friction - Minisode Thirteen

In the absence of an outside world, and because we are missing our loved ones, our friends, our acquaintances, even...

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Literary Friction - Obligatory Note Of Hope With Jenny Offill

How do you hold onto hope in the dark? This question feels more pertinent than ever right now, and we couldn't think...

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