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First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing
<p>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.</p>
Arts
Books
1
First Draft - Alix Ohlin
Alix Ohlin
47 min
2
First Draft - Nathaniel Popkin
The author of The Year of the Return sits down with Mitzi Rapkin
46 min
3
First Draft - Téa Obreht
Téa Obreht
50 min
4
First Draft - Caitlin Horrocks
Caitlin Horrocks
41 min
5
First Draft - Helen Phillips
Helen Phillips
44 min
6
First Draft - Katie Arnold
The Running Home author on her memoir and bringing up adventurous kids
40 min
7
First Draft - Kevin McIlvoy
Kevin McIlvoy
47 min
8
First Draft - Dinaw Mengestu
Dinaw Mengestu
30 min
9
First Draft - Peg Alford Pursell
Peg Alford Pursell
32 min
10
First Draft - Rachel Kushner
Rachel Kushner
30 min
11
First Draft - Karen Russell
Karen Russell
42 min
12
First Draft - Jennifer DuBois two
Jennifer Dubois two
44 min
13
First Draft - Emily Bernard
Emily Bernard
34 min
14
First Draft - Christopher Castellani two
Christopher Castellani two
54 min
15
First Draft - Laila Lalami
Laila Lalami
37 min
16
First Draft: George Hodgman
George Hodgman
31 min
17
First Draft - Tina Chang
Tina Chang
58 min
18
First Draft - Devi Laskar
Devi Laskar
31 min
19
First Draft - Rachel Howard
Rachel Howard
42 min
20
First Draft: Miriam Toews
Miriam Toews
32 min
21
First Draft - Meg Wolitzer
Meg Wolitzer
27 min
22
First Draft - Joanne Ramos
Joanne Ramos
32 min
23
First Draft - Nell Freudenberger
Nell Freudenberger
34 min
24
First Draft - Molly Dektar
Molly Dektar
37 min
25
First Draft - CJ Hauser
CJ Hauser
28 min
26
First Draft - Erika Meitner
Erika Meitner
40 min
27
First Draft - Cara Robertson
Cara Robertson
29 min
28
First Draft - David Means
David Means
34 min
29
First Draft - Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean
40 min
30
First Draft - Jessica Soffer
Jessica Soffer
28 min
31
First Draft - Sophie Mackintosh
Sophie Mackintosh
31 min
32
First Draft - Eva Hagberg Fisher
Eva Hagberg Fisher
41 min
33
First Draft - Pam Houston
Pam Houston
36 min
34
First Draft - Katrin Schumann
Katrin Schumann
38 min
35
FIrst Draft - Valeria Luiselli
Valeria Luiselli
52 min
36
First Draft - Madhuri Vijay
Madhuri Vijay
37 min
37
First Draft - Esmé Weijun Wang
Esmé Weijun Wang
36 min
38
First Draft - Merritt Tierce
Merritt Tierce
28 min
39
First Draft - Juliet Lapidos
Juliet Lapidos
32 min
40
First Draft - Christy Stillwell
Christy Stillwell
34 min
41
First Draft - Tommy Caldwell
Tommy Caldwell
41 min
42
First Draft - Stuart Dybek
Stuart Dybek
28 min
43
First Draft - Yiyun Li
Yiyun Li
28 min
44
First Draft - Tom Barbash
Tom Barbash
35 min
45
First Draft - Leif Enger
Leif Enger
38 min
46
First Draft - RO Kwon
RO Kwon
28 min
47
First Draft - Cai Emmons
Cai Emmons
34 min
48
First Draft - Sarah Stone
Sarah Stone
31 min
49
First Draft - Karen Bender
Karen Bender
35 min
50
First Draft - Christina Dalcher
Christina Dalcher
36 min
51
First Draft - Daniel Mason
Daniel Mason
38 min
52
First Draft - Beth Macy
Beth Macy
42 min
53
First Draft - Matthew Thomas
Matthew Thomas
28 min
54
First Draft - Ben Marcus
Ben Marcus
40 min
55
First Draft - Bernice McFadden
Bernice McFadden
42 min
56
First Draft - Amitava Kumar
Amitava Kumar
34 min
57
First Draft - Hannah Tinti
Hannah Tinti
28 min
58
First Draft - Elissa Schappel
Elissa Shcappel
28 min
59
First Draft - Gary Shteyngart
Gary Shteyngart
39 min
60
First Draft - Francine Prose
Francine Prose
36 min
61
First Draft: Kirstin Valdez Quade
Kirstin Valdez Quade
28 min
62
First Draft - Joe Mungo Reed
Joe Mungo Reed
32 min
63
First Draft - Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel P...
Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin
39 min
64
First Draft - Hannah Pittard
Hannah Pittard
50 min
65
First Draft - Chuck Palahniuk
Chuck Palahniuk
33 min
66
First Draft - Lydia Millet
Lydia Millet
33 min
67
First Draft - James Wood
James Wood
41 min
68
First Draft - AM Homes
AM Homes
31 min
69
First Draft - Howard Norman
Howard Norman
28 min
70
First Draft - J. Courtney Sullivan
J Courtney Sullivan
35 min
71
First Draft - David Grann
David Grann
37 min
72
First Draft - Tom Rachman
Tom Rachman
36 min
73
First Draft - Donna Masini
Donna Masini
31 min
74
First Draft - Chris Offutt
Chris Offutt
33 min
75
First Draft - Tim Kreider
Tim Kreider
36 min
76
First Draft - Kevin Powers
Kevin Powers
29 min
77
First Draft - Curtis Sittenfeld
Curtis Sittenfeld
34 min
78
First Draft - Sarah Henstra
Sarah Henstra
38 min
79
First Draft - Robert Kurson
Robert Kurson
35 min
80
First Draft - Anna Quindlen
Anna Quindlen
38 min
81
First Draft - Yang Huang
Yang Huang
32 min
82
First Draft - Hermione Hoby
Hermione Hoby
38 min
83
First Draft - Zachary Lazar
Zachary Lazar
33 min
84
First Draft - Tara Westover
Tara Westover
33 min
85
First Draft - Jenny Offill
Jenny Offill
29 min
86
First Draft - Steven Schwartz
Steven Schwartz
34 min
87
First Draft - Karen Thompson Walker
Karen Thompson Walker
29 min
88
First Draft - Jamie Quatro
Jamie Quatro
28 min
89
First Draft - Elizabeth Strout
Elizabeth Strout
29 min
90
First Draft - Boris Fishman
Boris Fishman
28 min
91
First Draft - Elliot Ackerman
Elliot Ackerman
33 min
92
First Draft - Kate Manne
Kate Manne
41 min
93
First Draft - Joan Silber
Joan Silber
28 min
94
Firsr Draft - Alice McDermott 2
Alice McDermott 2
39 min
95
First Draft - George Saunders
George Saunders
29 min
96
First Draft - James Han Mattson
James Han Mattson
32 min
97
First Draft - Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan
30 min
98
First Draft - James Longenbach
James Longenbach
40 min
99
First Draft - Matthew Weiner
Matthew Weiner
35 min
100
First Draft - Carmen Maria Machado
Carmen Maria Machado
32 min
101
First Draft - Bruce Machart
Bruce Machart
28 min
102
First Draft - David Litt
David Litt
37 min
103
First Draft - Lu Spinney
Lu Spinney
34 min
104
First Draft - Eleanor Henderson
Eleanor Henderson
39 min
105
First Draft - Jon McGregor
Jon McGregor
29 min
106
First Draft - Kevin McIlvoy
Kevin McIlvoy
39 min
107
First Draft - Brendan Mathews
Brendan Mathews
33 min
108
First Draft - Josh Weil
Josh Weil
36 min
109
First Draft - Laura van den Berg
Laura van den Berg
28 min
110
First Draft - Nathan Englander
Nathan Englander
37 min
111
First Draft - Lily Tuck
Lily Tuck
26 min
112
First Draft - Paolo Giordano
Paolo Giordano
28 min
113
First Draft - Claire Messud
Claire Messud
34 min
114
First Draft - Paul Yoon
Paul Yoon
32 min
115
First Draft - Andrew Sean Greer
Andrew Sean Greer
26 min
116
First Draft - Dorit Rabinyan
Dorit Rabinyan
36 min
117
First Draft - Claire Dederer
Claire Dederer
33 min
118
First Draft - Maile Meloy
Maile Meloy
26 min
119
First Draft - Leila Aboulela
Leila Aboulela
0 min
120
First Draft - Nina McConigley
Nina McConigley
28 min
121
First Draft - Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
32 min
122
First Draft - Dani Shapiro
Dani Shapiro
35 min
123
First Draft - Megan Abbott
Megan Abbott
34 min
124
First Draft - Chavisa Woods
Chavisa Woods
34 min
125
First Draft - Jesse Goolsby
Jesse Goolsby
28 min
126
First Draft - Max Winter
Max Winter
32 min
127
First Draft - Peter Heller
Peter Heller
32 min
128
First Draft - Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thang Nguyen
35 min
129
First Draft - Sarah Gerard
Sarah Gerard
32 min
130
First Draft - Shulem Deen
Shulem Deen
28 min
131
First Draft - Karen Joy Fowler
Karen Joy Fowler
28 min
132
First Draft - Jim Shepard
Jim Shepard
29 min
133
First Draft - Douglas Preston
Douglas Preston
37 min
134
First Draft - Melissa Febos
Melissa Febos
32 min
135
First Draft - Dan Chaon
Dan Chaon
30 min
136
First Draft - Deborah Willis
Deborah Willis
34 min
137
First Draft - Katie Kitamura
Katie Kitamura
33 min
138
First Draft - Lily King
Lily King
29 min
139
First Draft - Sarah Manguso
Sarah Manguso
36 min
140
First Draft - Anuk Arudpragasam
Anuk Arudpragasam
34 min
141
First Draft - Marcy Dermansky
Marcy Dermansky
27 min
142
First Draft - Melanie Finn
Melanie Finn
33 min
143
First Draft - Joshua Mohr
Joshua Mohr
36 min
144
First Draft - Peter Orner
Peter Orner
31 min
145
First Draft - Gerrard Conley
Gerrard Conley
32 min
146
First Draft - Akhil Sharma
Akhil Sharma
29 min
147
First Draft - Benjamin Percy
Benjamin Percy
37 min
148
First Draft - Anuradha Roy
Anuradha Roy
33 min
149
First Draft - Randa Jarrar
Randa Jarrar
31 min
150
First Draft - Emily Witt
Emily Witt
33 min
151
First Draft - Teddy Wayne
Teddy Wayne
36 min
152
First Draft - Robert Bausch
Robert Bausch
32 min
153
First Draft - Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan
32 min
154
First Draft - Jane Smiley
Jane Smiley
28 min
155
First Draft - Nicole Dennis-Benn
Nicole Dennis-Benn
33 min
156
First Draft - Kevin Barry
Kevin Barry
28 min
157
First Draft - Leigh Stein
Leigh Stein
33 min
158
First Draft - John Freeman
John Freeman
28 min
159
First Draft - Lev Grossman
Lev Grossman
34 min
160
First Draft - Ramona Ausubel
Ramona Ausubel
33 min
161
First Draft - Debra Spark
Debra Spark
32 min
162
First Draft - Jennifer duBois
Jennifer duBois
28 min
163
First Draft - Jennifer Haigh
Jennifer Haigh
31 min
164
First Draft - Helen Schulman
Helen Schulman
29 min
165
First Draft - Kim Addonizio
Kim Addonizio
34 min
166
First Draft - Anna Noyes
Anna Noyes
34 min
167
First Draft - Anna Solomon
Anna Solomon
29 min
168
First Draft - Charles Bock
Charles Bock
31 min
169
First Draft - Ethan Canin
Ethan Canin
27 min
170
First Draft - Joshua Ferris
Joshua Ferris
28 min
171
First Draft - Lauren Holmes
Lauren Holmes
30 min
172
First Draft - Idra Novey
Idra Novey
26 min
173
First Draft - Saeed Jones
Saeed Jones
29 min
174
First Draft - Dana Spiotta
Dana Spiotta
32 min
175
First Draft - Dominic Smith
Dominic Smith
35 min
176
First Draft - Antonya Nelson
Antonya Nelson
28 min
177
First Draft - Garth Greenwell
Garth Greenwell
29 min
178
First Draft - A. Igoni Barrett
A. Igoni Barrett
29 min
179
First Draft - Rob Spillman
Rob Spillman
26 min
180
First Draft - James Hannaham
James Hannaham
27 min
181
First Draft - Rebecca Makkai
Rebecca Makkai
29 min
182
First Draft - Emily St. John Mandel
Emily St. John Mandel
28 min
183
First Draft - Paul Lisicky
Paul Lisicky
36 min
184
First Draft - Ada Limón
Ada Limón
35 min
185
First Draft - Mary Doria Russell
Mary Doria Russell
28 min
186
First Draft - Christopher Castellani
Christopher Castellani
40 min
187
First Draft - Rachel Cantor
Rachel Cantor
30 min
188
First Draft - Sarah Gerard
Sarah Gerard
32 min
189
First Draft - Edan Lepucki
Edan Lepucki
28 min
190
First Draft - Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson
35 min
191
First Draft - Elizabeth McCracken
Elizabeth McCracken
28 min
192
First Draft - Jess Walter
Jess Walter
28 min
193
First Draft - Sunil Yapa
Sunil Yapa
31 min
194
First Draft - Lauren Groff
Lauren Groff
33 min
195
First Draft - Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks
33 min
196
First Draft - Paul Harding
Paul Harding
28 min
197
First Draft - Anthony Marra
Anthony Marra
28 min
198
First Draft - Jack Driscoll
Jack Driscoll
28 min
199
First Draft - Celeste Ng
Celeste Ng
28 min
200
First Draft - James Salter
James Salter
28 min
201
First Draft - Dani Shapiro
Dani Shapiro
29 min
202
First Draft - Liam Callanan
Liam Callanan
36 min
203
First Draft - Ben Fountain
Ben Fountain
28 min
204
First Draft - Julia Fierro
Julia Fierro
31 min
205
First Draft - Michelle Brafman
Michelle Brafman
32 min
206
First Draft - Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett
28 min
207
First Draft - Bill Clegg
Bill Clegg
28 min
208
First Draft - Vanessa Garcia
Vanessa Garcia
32 min
209
First Draft: Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat
28 min
210
First Draft: Charles Baxter
Charles Baxter
28 min
211
First Draft: Leslie Jamison
Leslie Jamison
28 min
212
First Draft: Elliott Holt
Elliott Holt
29 min
213
First Draft: Bonnie Jo Campbell
Bonnie Jo Campbell
31 min
214
First Draft: Alan Lightman
Alan Lightman
28 min
215
First Draft: Molly Antopol
Molly Antopol
28 min
216
First Draft: Maria Semple
Maria Semple
29 min
217
First Draft: Russell Banks
Russell Banks
28 min
218
First Draft: Michael Cunningham
Michael Cunningham
28 min
219
First Draft: Anthony Doerr
Anthony Doerr
28 min
220
First Draft: Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
28 min
221
First Draft: Alice McDermott
Alice McDermott
28 min