Christine Sneed is the guest. Her new novel, Little Known Facts, was featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review last week. It is available now from Bloomsbury.

Also this episode: a conversation with Stephanie Barber, author of the new book Night Moves, available now from Publishing Genius Press.

 

Night-Moves-Cover-e1360604560362Lou Reed said that when he released his noise album Metal Machine Music in 1975 (which, according to Rolling Stone, sounded like “the tubular groaning of a galactic refrigerator”), he wanted it to come out on RCA’s classical label, Red Seal. He didn’t want fans of the Velvet Underground to buy it unwittingly, because MMM is essentially an hour of feedbacking amps. As it was, people returned to the record stores in droves, thinking that they had received defective products.