Novel Dialogue Podcast

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Professors Aarthi Vadde and John Plotz, Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanities at Brandeis University, along with the Advisory Board for Novel, continue their work exposing the humanities to a larger audience with Season 2 of the Novel Dialogue podcast. Season 2 will premiere on September 16th, and will feature seven episodes. 

In each episode, a novelist and a literary critic will join the co-hosts in an open and honest discussion about the art of novel-writing. The conversations will focus on how novels are read, written, published, and remembered from different perspectives.  

"Society of Novel Studies" sponsors the "Novel Dialogue" series, and the series will be available on Apple PodcastStitcherSpotify, and


Season 2

September 16:  Jennifer Egan and Ivan Kreilkamp

September 30:  Tom Perrotta and Mark Wollaeger

October 14:  Sigrid Nunez and Tara Menon

October 28: Kamila Shamsie and Ankhi Mukherjee

November 11:  Caryl Phillips and Corina Stan

December 2:  Cristina Rivera Garza, Kate Marshall, and Dominique Vargas 

December 16:  Viet Thanh Nguyen and Colleen Lye 

Season 1

March 4:  Kelly Rich and Teju Cole  

March 11: Bruce Robbins and Orhan Pamuk

March 18: Ulka Anjaria and Madhuri Vijay

March 25: Martin Puchner and Catherine Lacey

April  1:  Penny Fielding and James Robertson

April 8:  Gerry Canavan and Kameron Hurley

April 15:  Elizabeth McMahon and Helen Garner

April 22:  Michael Johnston and George Saunders

April 29:  Season Roundup

                        Aarthi Vadde and John Plotz