First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with fiction, non-fiction, essay, and poetry writers. First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft, and the literary arts. This weekly show hosted by Mitzi Rapkin is a celebration of creative writing and the individuals who are dedicated to bringing their carefully chosen words to print as well as the impact writers have on the world we live in.

Arts
Books
1
First Draft - Nathanial White
46 min
2
First Draft - Lawrence Jackson
61 min
3
First Draft - Soon Wiley
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
59 min
4
First Draft - NoViolet Bulawayo
63 min
5
First Draft - Akwaeke Emezi
57 min
6
First Draft - Jeffrey Yang
50 min
7
First Draft - Ada Limón (returns)
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
58 min
8
First Draft - Jacinda Townsend
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
55 min
9
First Draft - Keith O'Brien
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
66 min
10
First Draft - Aimee Bender
49 min
11
First Draft - Rebecca Kauffman
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
49 min
12
First Draft - Sarah Manguso (Returns!)
50 min
13
First Draft - Douglas Stuart
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
55 min
14
First Draft - Jacqueline Mitchard
61 min
15
First Draft - Evie Wyld
54 min
16
First Draft - Lan Samantha Chang
57 min
17
First Draft - Thrity Umrigar
58 min
18
First Draft - Susan Orlean (Returns)
65 min
19
First Draft - Charlotte Wood
66 min
20
First Draft - Anahid Nersessian
67 min
21
First Draft - Steven Schwartz (Returns)
61 min
22
First Draft - Peter Ho Davies (Returns)
61 min
23
First Draft - Tom Bissell
59 min
24
First Draft - Michael Bazzett
57 min
25
First Draft - Jean Hanff Korelitz
58 min
26
First Draft - Alice McDermott (Returns Again!)
59 min
27
First Draft - Best of 2021 Ben Okri
50 min
28
First Draft - Best of 2021 George Saunders
67 min
29
First Draft - Best of 2021 Michael Kleber-Diggs
72 min
30
First Draft - Best of 2021 Diane Seuss
62 min
31
First Draft - EJ Levy
58 min
32
First Draft - Nawaaz Ahmed
53 min
33
First Draft - Kalani Pickhart
58 min
34
First Draft - Rebecca Solnit
62 min
35
First Draft - Keisha N. Blain
62 min
36
First Draft - Lauren Groff (Returns)
46 min
37
First Draft - Richard Powers
55 min
38
First Draft - Annie Murphy Paul
66 min
39
First Draft - Peter Orner (Returns!)
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
49 min
40
First Draft - Grant Faulkner
62 min
41
First Draft - Kevin McIlvoy (Returns Yet Again!)
76 min
42
First Draft - Robert Olen Butler
53 min
43
First Draft - Jennifer Sperry Steinorth
59 min
44
First Draft - Christine Mangan
61 min
45
First Draft - Edward Hirsch
74 min
46
First Draft - Joshua Henkin
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
71 min
47
First Draft - Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
57 min
48
First Draft - S. Kirk Walsh
53 min
49
First Draft - Tobey Pearl
61 min
50
First Draft - Michael Kleber-Diggs
72 min
51
First Draft - Steven Pressfield
59 min
52
First Draft - Marisa Silver
52 min
53
First Draft - Justin Jannise
59 min
54
First Draft - Diane Seuss
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
61 min
55
First Draft - Gabriela Garcia
53 min
56
First Draft - Ethan Rutherford (Returns)
59 min
57
First Draft - Imbolo Mbue
57 min
58
First Draft - Anna North
62 min
59
First Draft - Layla AlAmmar
67 min
60
First Draft - Elizabeth McCracken (Returns!)
59 min
61
Viet Thanh Nguyen (Returns!)
59 min
62
First Draft - Nalini Singh
53 min
63
First Draft - Chang-rae Lee
46 min
64
First Draft - Lidia Yuknavitch
57 min
65
First Draft - Carol Edgarian
53 min
66
First Draft - Dantiel Moniz
58 min
67
First Draft - Priyanka Champaneri
61 min
68
First Draft - Alan Lightman (Returns)
55 min
69
First Draft - George Saunders (Returns)
67 min
70
First Draft - Natalie West
53 min
71
First Draft - Eley Williams
67 min
72
First Draft - Te-Ping Chen
64 min
73
First Draft - Ben Okri
49 min
74
First Draft - Mateo Askaripour
62 min
75
First Draft - Peter Ho Davies
73 min
76
First Draft - Mark Wunderlich
78 min
77
First Draft - Jamie Harrison
45 min
78
First Draft - Emma Glass
54 min
79
First Draft - Kwame Alexander
61 min
80
First Draft - Danielle Evans
56 min
81
First Draft - Cynan Jones
56 min
82
First Draft - Jonathan Lethem
61 min
83
First Draft - Charles Baxter (Returns!)
61 min
84
First Draft - Yishai Sarid
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
52 min
85
First Draft - Susan Minot
56 min
86
First Draft - Bryan Washington
47 min
87
First Draft - Ken Bonert
33 min
88
First Draft - Bill Clegg (Returns!)
61 min
89
First Draft - Claire Messud
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
58 min
90
First Draft - Debra Spark
56 min
91
First Draft - Rebecca Watson
56 min
92
First Draft - David Szalay
34 min
93
First Draft - Peter Geye
48 min
94
First Draft - Cherie Dimaline
62 min
95
First Draft - Margot Livesey
54 min
96
First Draft - R.L. Maizes
34 min
97
First Draft - Benjamin Nugent
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
50 min
98
First Draft - Ursula Heigi
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
50 min
99
First Draft - Souvankham Thammavongsa
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
50 min
100
First Draft - Michelle Bowdler
In conversation with Mitzi Rapkin
54 min