Season 2 arrives on May 9, 2023!

Publishing Episodes

Publishing Failure The Writing Life

S2E3 Why Writers Need to Fail More with Stephen Marche

June 6, 2023

Cultural critic Stephen Marche discusses his new book On Writing and Failure, the challenges faced by writers in the digital age, the the inherent failures that are part of writing process, and the struggle to bridge the gap…

Publishing Diversity Jewish Culture

Josh Lambert on the Jewish Literary Mafia

May 9, 2023

In this episode of "The Book I Had to Write" podcast, Paul interviews Josh Lambert, author of The Literary Mafia: Jews, Publishing, and Postwar American Literature. Josh shares the story of how the term 'Jewish literary maf…

Guest: Josh Lambert