About This Show
Literary Friction is a monthly conversation about books and ideas. Hosts Carrie and Octavia interview up-and-coming and established authors, and each show is built around a theme - anything from breakfast to coastlines to corpses. Listen in for lively discussion, book recommendations and a little music to boot.
Most Recent Episode
Literary Friction - The Silver Screen With Dana Spiotta
Ever since the Lumière brothers showed their 1895 film of a train pulling into a station, we have been captivated by the silver screen, and this month’s show is an ode to what happens when cinema and literature cross paths. We interviewed award-winning American novelist Dana Spiotta about her latest book, Innocents and Others, which tells the story of two friends who are both filmmakers, and the stress their relationship suffers when an enigmatic woman named Jelly comes into their lives. As usual, we’ll also discuss the theme more generally, talking about books that engage with cinema, from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon to the criticism of Pauline Kael and Gilles Deleuze. So, sit back, relax, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the show!