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Q+A with Tariq Shah about his debut Whiteout Conditions

With a poet’s sensibility, Shah navigates the murky responsibilities of adulthood, grief, toxic masculinity, and the tragedy of revenge in this haunting Midwestern noir.

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 06 March, 2020 0 comments |
Q+A with Abi Andrews about The Word for Woman Is Wilderness

In March, we will publish the debut novel by Abi Andrews called The Word for Woman Is Wilderness, an eco-feminist take on the Mountain Man myth. The story follows a young woman named Erin as she takes off from middle England, across Iceland, Greenland, and Canada, to Alaska, where she hopes to explore the wilderness from a feminist perspective. Her digressive journey touches on the writings of Rachel Carson, Ted Kaczynski, and Thoreau, and topics as varied as evolution, Nuclear War, the Letters of Last Resort, and the moon landings. It is a new kind of nature writing — one that crosses fiction with science writing and puts gender politics at the center of the landscape.

What follows is a Q+A with Abi about her book. Don't forget to mark your calendars for March 19, and if you're a bookseller, librarian, or interested in reviewing the book for a media outlet, you may request a review copy.

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 10 December, 2018 1 comment |
An Interview with Melanie Finn about The Underneath

With extreme excitement, I'm happy to share the news that next May 2018 we'll release a novel by Melanie Finn called The Underneath, which will be our first hardcover release. Similar to her "brilliant" literary thriller, The Gloaming, which was a New York Times 'Notable Book of 2016,' this new work traverses continents and characters with intelligence, grace, and empathy. Melanie Finn has proven herself to be a writer with incredible narrative instincts and her assured prose moves swiftly in this new literary mystery that I've been describing as a globe-trotting Winter's Bone. Here is an interview with Melanie about the work, its inspiration, the process of writing it, and violence against women in the age of [name redacted].

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 24 August, 2017 0 comments |
Meet Regan Detwiler!

Regan Detwiler has been interning with us since April. She's a total rockstar. This fall, she will be returning to Ann Arbor to complete her Bachelor's Degree at (t)he University of Michigan, but for now, she's here in Columbus kickin' it with the cool kids.

Regan Detwiler | Radio Waves

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Posted by Brett Gregory on 10 July, 2017 0 comments |
Video Interview with J.D. Wilkes

This month sees the release of The Vine That Ate the South, the first novel by visual artist, filmmaker, musician, frontman of the Legendary Shack Shakers, and "one man Southern Renaissance" (according to Jello Biafra), J.D. Wilkes. Here's a video interview we conducted with Wilkes last summer at his home in Western Kentucky, regarding the origins of his novel, writing process, and what he hopes to accomplish with the work.

J.D. Wilkes, author of The Vine That Ate the South (Two Dollar Radio)

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 02 March, 2017 0 comments |
Q+A with Bennett Sims about White Dialogues

We are thrilled to share the news that we will be publishing a new book in September 2017 by Bennett Sims, award-winning author of A Questionable Shape. With all the brilliance, bravado, and wit of his debut, Bennett returns with an equally ambitious and wide-ranging collection of stories, titled White Dialogues.

White Dialogues | Radio Waves

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 19 January, 2017 0 comments |
An Interview with Liv Birdsall, Our New Intern!

Look who just added another real human being to their roster! ;) ;) Liv Birdsall is an English major at Ohio State University. Liv contacted us almost a year ago asking about internship opportunities and her time has finally come to shine. She's already proven herself as a team player by joining the Street Team and hanging out with us at the Columbus Flea and premiere of The Removals. Welcome, Liv!

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Posted by Molly Delaney on 24 May, 2016 0 comments |
An Exit Interview with Malerie Holte!

An exit interview with the newest member of our 'Intern Hall of Fame,' Malerie Holte.

Malerie Holte, member of Two Dollar Radio's 'Intern Hall of Fame,' at the Radio Waves blog

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Posted by Molly Delaney on 19 May, 2016 0 comments |
An Interview with Milly Sanders about The Removals

For The Removals, we were so fortunate with our casting choices. Not only were they brilliant in their respective roles, but they came to work on our essentially no-budget production with open minds, a creative "can-do" mentality, and a willingness to go with the flow. Following is an interview with the terrifically talented Milly Sanders about the production.

An interview with Milly Sanders about The Removals, Radio Waves blog by Two Dollar Radio

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 12 May, 2016 0 comments |
"The Removals comes from a long line of intentionally ambiguous, paranoid thrillers."

Over the past two days, Nicholas Rombes has appeared in conversations at Vol. 1 Brooklyn and 3:AM Magazine with Mark de Silva, author of Square Wave, where he's discussed everything from dubbing over old VHS tapes scored from UHaul outlets, Mussolini's Blackshirts, revolution, and "art as a weapon."

Milly Sanders and Eliza Jane Wood-Obenauf on the set of The Removals (Two Dollar Radio)

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 11 May, 2016 0 comments |

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  • Q+A with Tariq Shah about his debut Whiteout Conditions

    On March 17 we are publishing Tariq Shah's debut novel, Whiteout Conditions. Whiteout Conditions follows Ant as he returns to a snowy Chicago after 5 years away from home. Ant is going with his childhood friend, Vince, to Vince's teenage cousin Ray's funeral. After losing... Read more →

  • Design of the Week | Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones

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