Welcome to this week’s episode! I’d like to thank Paris-based, composer and bassist, Marc Marder, for our new, elegant and ever so sexy, intro music. You’ll get a hint of his immense talent in this brief opening snippet, but you can find more about his celebrated film scores, theater music and concert pieces here.
This week, Hannah Tennant-Moore visits us in the studio to talk about her debut novel Wreck and Order, a book that beautifully captures the restlessness and angst of early adulthood. Elsie, the novel’s protagonist, may be whip smart and self-aware, but it doesn’t protect her from the type of self-destructive behavior synonymous with not really knowing who you are and what you want. As you’ll hear from the discussion, much of the novel is drawn from Hannah’s experiences living in Southern California and traveling through Sri Lanka – a place that nurtured her Buddhist practice.
I hope you enjoy this episode.
Hannah Tennant-Moore‘s work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Republic, n+1, Tin House, Salon, Bookforum, Dissent, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and has twice been included in Best Buddhist Writing. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband.
Theme music by Marc Marder (copyright) 2016