This week on the Oddcast we talk with short-story author Richard Butner, who describes himself as a writer, occasional performer, and shipwrecked jester. He runs the annual Sycamore Hill Writers’ Conference, an extraordinarily successful and long-running peer-to-peer workshop hidden deep in the mountains of western North Carolina. Some of his unusual fiction is available in a collection from Small Beer Press.
This week, the award-winning writer/illustrator team of Lesa Cline Ransome and James E. Ransome. They talk about working separately and together, their creative processes, and their highly acclaimed new picture book biography of Harriet Tubman,“Before She Was Harriet.” All on the Liars Club Oddcast
Living Grand Master of Science Fiction (and Nebula Award winning author) Samuel R. Delany joins Oddcast this week to talk about his latest novel The Atheist in the Attic, about a meeting between philosophers Leibniz and Spinoza set during a frightening period in the history of the Netherlands. Along the way he reveals how one early major work of his was lost forever, and also how he came to be called “Chip”.