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The end of the year means it's time to look back on the best books of 2019! As a bonus, we also share our selections for the best books of the entire decade!
Jill and Adam speak with Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung, co-creators of Homes: A Refugee Story. Abu Bakr is an ESL student of Winnie's, who helped him tell his family's story of leaving the Middle East to start a new life in Canada.
Adam interviews debut author Adalyn Grace! They discuss her amazing young adult fantasy, All the Stars and Teeth, how she wrote this story so quickly, her internship at Nickelodeon, and so much more.
Adrian J. Walker joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to talk about dystopian novels, running, and the fact that we truly don't deserve dogs as they are incredible.
Adam chats with Alafair Burke who was in town for a library event! They discuss her latest thriller The Better Sister, how she uses tension from the criminal justice system to up the stakes for family dramas, and what it's like getting to work with Mary Higgins Clark.
Alan Cumming joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to discuss Not My Father's Son, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams, and his life on the stage and screen alike.
Adam interviews Alex Aster, debut LatinX author of Emblem Island, Curse of the Night Witch. They discuss the joy she experiences of turning the stories she heard growing up into novels, her writing process, her experience as a debut author, and much more. This chat from back in January was a delight and her book is fabulous.
Alex London joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to discuss writing LGBTQ+ YA and his new book Black Wings Beating.
Adam interviews debut author Alexis Henderson about her buzzy new book The Year of the Witching. They discuss how horror novels and movies help her deal with her anxiety, portraying witches in various mediums, and the line between extreme religions and cults.
Adam chats with National Book Award finalist Ali Benjamin about her latest novel, The Next Great Paulie Fink. The book is all about how storytelling can shape an individual, how we experience stories, and how we relate them to others. Adam and Ali discuss finding oneself in stories, and the various forms of storytelling throughout history.
Alice Hoffman sits down with Adam to discuss her new book The World That We Knew, writing a fairy tale in the time of World War II, Jewish folklore, and creating the world of Practical Magic. This chat was inspiring and delightful and you're going to love it.
Alison Green of Ask a Manager fame joins the podcast to discuss writing advice columns and her debut novel.
Jill is joined by author Alisson Wood to talk about her new memoir Being Lolita. Alisson's book is the powerful and personal story of a seventeen-year-old girl who was groomed by an English teacher at her high school who used the book Lolita to transform Alisson from student to lover to victim. But Alisson's book is also a memoir of survival that looks at the ways she rewrote her own story.
Amanda Foody joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to chat about her novel Daughter of the Burning City, fantasy world building, and defining how magic works in those worlds.
Jill and Adam interview Andrea Barber, who is best known for her iconic character Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and Fuller House. Andrea has written a memoir titled Full Circle all about her life in between her time in Hollywood.
Science fiction legends Ann Leckie and NK Jemisin join the Professional Book Nerds podcast to discuss diversity in sci-fi, social media and much more.
Science Fiction author extraordinaire, Ann Leckie, joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to discuss world building and the pressure of following a wildly successful debut novel.
Annalee Newitz joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to chat about her book Autonomous, her life covering the tech industry, and The Dark Crystal.
Anna-Marie McLemore joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to discuss magical realism, finding writing inspiration in the world around her and much more.
April Genevieve Tucholke joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to discuss Beowulf and writing in circles as opposed linear stories.
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