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Lan Samantha Chang — Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 23
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Lan Samantha Chang — Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 23

Novelist and Iowa Writers’ Workshop director Lan Samantha Chang joins co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to discuss her new novel, The Family Chao, an homage to The Brothers Karamazov centered on the title family’s Midwestern Chinese restaurant. Chang talks about how the three brothers of her story and their varied relationships to identity reflect their parents’ changing circumstances. She also discusses how Asian American and immigrant narratives are evolving to reflect new generations, Asian American life in the Midwest, using humor to subvert cliches, and how directing the Workshop has altered her approach to writing. #asianamerican #immigration #literature ____________________________________________________________ Listen to the full podcast! Spotify ➜ open.spotify.com/show/1QtocazAaaHZLl6Ua8Xfbt Apple Podcasts ➜ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fiction-non-fiction/id1293762863 Google Podcasts ➜ podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5MzA4MDIucnNz Stitcher ➜ stitcher.com/show/fictionnonfiction ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Podcast) Website ➜ fnfpodcast.net Twitter ➜ twitter.com/fnftalk?lang=en Instagram ➜ instagram.com/fiction.non.fiction.podcast Facebook ➜ facebook.com/FNFpod/ ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Hosts) V.V. Ganeshananthan: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/V_V_G Instagram ➜ instagram.com/v_v_ganeshananthan Whitney Terrell: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/Wsterrell Instagram ➜ instagram.com/wsterrell9 ____________________________________________________________
Putsata Reang — Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 17
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Putsata Reang — Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 17

Author and journalist Putsata Reang joins co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to discuss the dangers faced by foreign correspondents and local journalists during times of violent crisis. Reang talks about the dangers reporters are facing in Ukraine, recalls training journalists in Afghanistan, and reads from her forthcoming book Ma and Me: A Memoir. She also reflects on how her experiences in journalism connect to her history as a Cambodian refugee and her identity as a gay woman. #journalism #ukraine #afghanistan #cambodia #refugees ____________________________________________________________ Listen to the full podcast! Spotify ➜ open.spotify.com/show/1QtocazAaaHZLl6Ua8Xfbt Apple Podcasts ➜ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fiction-non-fiction/id1293762863 Google Podcasts ➜ podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5MzA4MDIucnNz Stitcher ➜ stitcher.com/show/fictionnonfiction ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Podcast) Website ➜ fnfpodcast.net Twitter ➜ twitter.com/fnftalk?lang=en Instagram ➜ instagram.com/fiction.non.fiction.podcast Facebook ➜ facebook.com/FNFpod/ ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Hosts) V.V. Ganeshananthan: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/V_V_G Instagram ➜ instagram.com/v_v_ganeshananthan Whitney Terrell: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/Wsterrell Instagram ➜ instagram.com/wsterrell9 ____________________________________________________________
Mansoor Adayfi — Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 16
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Mansoor Adayfi — Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 16

Author and former Guantánamo detainee Mansoor Adayfi joins co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to discuss his 14 years of systematic torture in the military prison. Adayfi reads from his memoir, Don’t Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo; recalls being ambushed, kidnapped, and sold to the U.S. by warlords; and explains the hunger strikes and protests he and other detainees participated in in defense of their lives and rights. Adayfi, who was ultimately found innocent and released, urges President Biden to work toward closing Guantánamo, which he describes as a place of lawlessness, oppression and injustice. #justice #memoir #Guantánamo ____________________________________________________________ Listen to the full podcast! Spotify ➜ open.spotify.com/show/1QtocazAaaHZLl6Ua8Xfbt Apple Podcasts ➜ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fiction-non-fiction/id1293762863 Google Podcasts ➜ podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5MzA4MDIucnNz Stitcher ➜ stitcher.com/show/fictionnonfiction ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Podcast) Website ➜ fnfpodcast.net Twitter ➜ twitter.com/fnftalk?lang=en Instagram ➜ instagram.com/fiction.non.fiction.podcast Facebook ➜ facebook.com/FNFpod/ ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Hosts) V.V. Ganeshananthan: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/V_V_G Instagram ➜ instagram.com/v_v_ganeshananthan Whitney Terrell: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/Wsterrell Instagram ➜ instagram.com/wsterrell9 ____________________________________________________________ #guantánamo
Farah Jasmine Griffin — Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 13
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Farah Jasmine Griffin — Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 13

Acclaimed writer and professor Farah Jasmine Griffin joins co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to talk about why book bans so often target the power of Black literature. Griffin discusses the censorship of Black authors like Toni Morrison as well as communities’ efforts to preserve and share Black stories when schools won’t. Author of Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature, Griffin discusses how her own exposure to Black authors like Morrison and James Baldwin came largely from her own father, outside of the classroom. ____________________________________________________________ Listen to the full podcast! Spotify ➜ open.spotify.com/show/1QtocazAaaHZLl6Ua8Xfbt Apple Podcasts ➜ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fiction-non-fiction/id1293762863 Google Podcasts ➜ podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5MzA4MDIucnNz Stitcher ➜ stitcher.com/show/fictionnonfiction ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Podcast) Website ➜ fnfpodcast.net Twitter ➜ twitter.com/fnftalk?lang=en Instagram ➜ instagram.com/fiction.non.fiction.podcast Facebook ➜ facebook.com/FNFpod/ ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Hosts) V.V. Ganeshananthan: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/V_V_G Instagram ➜ instagram.com/v_v_ganeshananthan Whitney Terrell: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/Wsterrell Instagram ➜ instagram.com/wsterrell9 ____________________________________________________________
Scott Anderson — Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 15
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Scott Anderson — Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 15

Veteran war correspondent Scott Anderson joins co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to discuss his time reporting in Chechnya. Anderson compares the First and Second Chechen Wars to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. He also reads from his nonfiction book, The Man Who Tried to Save the World, and talks about how he overcame efforts to quash a magazine article he wrote that was critical of Putin, as well as why Chechnya’s conflict was scary enough to leave him with a streak of white hair. ____________________________________________________________ Listen to the full podcast! Spotify ➜ open.spotify.com/show/1QtocazAaaHZLl6Ua8Xfbt Apple Podcasts ➜ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fiction-non-fiction/id1293762863 Google Podcasts ➜ podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5MzA4MDIucnNz Stitcher ➜ stitcher.com/show/fictionnonfiction ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Podcast) Website ➜ fnfpodcast.net Twitter ➜ twitter.com/fnftalk?lang=en Instagram ➜ instagram.com/fiction.non.fiction.podcast Facebook ➜ facebook.com/FNFpod/ ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Hosts) V.V. Ganeshananthan: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/V_V_G Instagram ➜ instagram.com/v_v_ganeshananthan Whitney Terrell: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/Wsterrell Instagram ➜ instagram.com/wsterrell9 ____________________________________________________________
Garth Greenwell— Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 12
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Garth Greenwell— Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Season 5, Episode 12

Acclaimed novelist Garth Greenwell joins co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to talk about book banning, writing about sex, and the different (and often coded) reasons people talk about limits to reading. A former high school teacher, Greenwell discusses the ideological roots of book bans targeting Black and LGBTQIA+ writers and describes how books like Giovanni’s Room gave him hope and inspiration as an isolated queer teenager in the South. Finally, he talks about the need for generosity and patience in this debate and why we should all be willing to have hard conversations about what is, and is not, appropriate reading material for students. ____________________________________________________________ Listen to the full podcast! Spotify ➜ open.spotify.com/show/1QtocazAaaHZLl6Ua8Xfbt Apple Podcasts ➜ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fiction-non-fiction/id1293762863 Google Podcasts ➜ podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5MzA4MDIucnNz Stitcher ➜ stitcher.com/show/fictionnonfiction ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Podcast) Website ➜ fnfpodcast.net Twitter ➜ twitter.com/fnftalk?lang=en Instagram ➜ instagram.com/fiction.non.fiction.podcast Facebook ➜ facebook.com/FNFpod/ ____________________________________________________________ Social Media (Hosts) V.V. Ganeshananthan: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/V_V_G Instagram ➜ instagram.com/v_v_ganeshananthan Whitney Terrell: Twitter ➜ twitter.com/Wsterrell Instagram ➜ instagram.com/wsterrell9 ____________________________________________________________ #bookbans #literature #lgbtqia #race #censorship #libraries #queer