The podcast is back for Episode 14 (while 13 was technically over at Writer’s Bone, which is why you won’t find it in my iTunes feed).
In his debut novel One of the Boys, Daniel Magariel uses his personal history to write from the perspective of a young boy who starts a new life with his brother and father. Everything is perfect in the eyes of the preteen, but events slowly turn heartbreaking when the father’s addictions and violence begin to rise to the surface. The novel carries a lot of emotional weight in a brief space — less than 200 deeply-affecting pages.
You can read my interview with Magariel about his debut over at Electric Literature.
This podcast, however, is about sports. Turns out the author loves all sports and even was a captain of his basketball team in high school. We also chat a little bit about sports in fiction and name drop a few terrific books you should definitely check out.
Be sure to check him out on Twitter and root for his Kansas City Royals; they’re gonna need all the help they can get this year.