Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter Launch Literary Podcast

September 4, 2014

Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter

Infinite Guest, a new podcast network from American Public Media, launched a new show last Wednesday called “A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment,” which features conversations between bestselling authors Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter. The website has posted two episodes already, and thus far covered a wide range of topics, including writing, poetry, pornography, technology, movies, and more.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Alexie and Walter speak by phone in Washington State, close to where both men grew up; Alexie on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and Walter “close by.” The focus of the show, according to Alexie, is, in addition to discussing literature, “to talk about everything” on the podcast, including basketball, other sports, and people whose lives aren’t connected to books.

Writer Carolyn Kellogg says in the article that “What makes “A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment” unique is that Walter and Alexie, two very accomplished writers, will be reading their works-in-progress,” adding that Walter finds sharing works-in-progress “more vital” than sharing finished works, and may reveal insights into that process of revision that is “mysterious to all of us.”

“A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment” will post new episodes every Wednesday in iTunes.

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