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For episode 13 of the BLB Podcast, we had the absolute pleasure of talking to Manuel Muñoz about his brilliant, moving and tender short story collection ‘The Consequences’.
Listen in to hear Manuel read from his story ‘The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA’ and discuss the Californian Central Valley, immigration, queerness, and how we’re all just a ‘cauldron of emotions’.
Manuel Muñoz is the author of a novel, What You See in the Dark, and the short story collections Zigzagger and The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue, which was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has been recognized with a Whiting Writer’s Award, three O. Henry Awards, and an appearance in Best American Short Stories.
A native of Dinuba, California, he currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.
Edward P Jones, Joan Silber, The Indigo Press, Edizioni Black Coffee, Angie Cruz, Then The War by Carl Philips
We’re hoping to share a new episode every month, so look out for episode 14 at the end of February!
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The BLB Podcast music is written and performed by Andrew Everitt (who’s also a Brick Lane Bookseller). You can find more of Andrew’s music on his bandcamp page.
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