By Stephen Fishbach
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Paraphrase is a podcast all about literary beginnings, from the first words in novel to the first steps in a career. Host Stephen Fishbach asks novelists to discuss the craft and thematic decisions behind the beginnings of their books.
||CleanGarth Greenwell on 'What Belongs to You'||Garth Greenwell joins Stephen to discuss his debut novel 'What Belongs to You. 'What Belongs to You' follows an American teacher who enters a public bathroom in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he meets the charismatic young hustler Mitko, and pays him for sex...||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLing Ma on 'Severance'||Ling Ma joins host Stephen Fishbach to discuss her debut novel 'Severance.' 'Severance' follows Candace Chen, a 20 something New Yorker who works as a production coordinator at a Bible manufacturer - when the end of the world hits. Shen...||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeddy Wayne on 'Loner'||Teddy Wayne joins host Stephen Fishbach to discuss his novel 'Loner.' 'Loner' follows Harvard freshman David Federman, who becomes increasingly obsessed with his classmate Veronica. Published in September of 2016, 'Loner' now seems a prescient look at..||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJaclyn Gilbert on 'Late Air'||Jaclyn Gilbert joins host Stephen Fishbach to discuss her debut novel 'Late Air.' When Murray - a Yale college running coach - finds his star athlete crumpled and unresponsive during a routine practice on the campus golf course one morning, he is...||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoshua Max Feldman on 'Start Without Me'||Joshua Max Feldman joins host Stephen Fishbach to discuss his novel 'Start Without Me.' Joshua Max Feldman is a writer of fiction and theater. Start Without Me - his second novel - explores questions of love and choice, disappointment and hope in...||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff VanderMeer on 'Annihilation'||In the debut episode, author Jeff VanderMeer joins host Stephen Fishbach to discuss his novel 'Annihilation.' Jeff is the author dozens of novels, short stories, literary criticism, nonfiction, and basically anything else a person can write, including..||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast might change my life!
What a brilliant concept. I have always believed that deep down, I am a writer - but “real life” gets in the way. Just listening to Stephen’s engaging interviews with other like-minded people who actually followed through... it’s SO inspiring. It’s very well done - great questions, honest, helpful answers. This is making me rethink my life and redirecting my energy. Can’t wait for the next one.
A breath of fresh air
It is great to hear a podcast about interesting books. I have listened Stephen on the Rob Cesternino podcast. Stephen has a great personality.
After listening to the author talk about his book; Start Without Me, I purchased it on audible.com.
A master class
Listening to Paraphrase is like getting an MFA without having to pay tuition and going to the best book club without having to read the book! Host Stephen Fishbach poses super-smart questions to super-interesting writers about their craft, finding out how they launched their novels and careers—and teaching us how to do it, too.