On the Liars Club Oddcast, Qian Julie Wang, NY Times-bestselling author of the memoir Beautiful Country (a #ReadWithJenna Best Book of 2021).
A graduate of Yale Law School and Swarthmore College, she now works to provide underprivileged communities the type of legal representation typically reserved for wealthy corporate interests.
In her memoir she lays bare how the fear underlying growing up as an illegal immigrant warps and distorts your life, your world. It’s a harrowing conversation, with the Oddcast authors.
On this Oddcast, Nebula- and Campbell-award-winning author Sam J. Miller, whose extraordinary novels— The Blade Between, Blackfish City, and The Art of Starving—have been called “must reads” and “bests of the year” by USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and NPR. He talks with us about gentrification horror, social activism, whaling, floating cities, and more.
This week’s Liars Club Oddcast is a very special Noir at the Bar, with bite-sized readings from Jon McGoran, Merry Jones, Bill Lashner, Robb Cadigan, Gregory Frost, Don Lafferty, Edward G Pettit, Bernard Schaffer, Erik Arneson, Dennis Tafoya, and William L. Myers Jr.
The show is a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in memory of Evie Swierczynski, and the Liars and readers encourage all listeners to consider a donation in Evie’s honor at bit.ly/team-evie-chla-fundraiser. Your tax-deductible gift will help create hope and build healthier futures for many young patients and their families.