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Fresh Air for June 29, 2022: Novelist Mat Johnson

Mat Johnson is the Philip H. Knight Chair of Humanities at the University of Oregon. His previous books include Pym and Loving Day. Courtesy of University of Oregon hide caption

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Real life or satire? Novelist Mat Johnson says it can be hard to tell the difference

Real life or satire? Novelist Mat Johnson says it can be hard to tell the difference

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Fresh Air for June 28, 2022: Novelist John Vercher

John Vercher is the author of the novels Three-Fifths and After the Lights Go Out. Karen Maria Photography/Soho Press hide caption

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A novelist's time in the MMA cage informed his book on memory loss and identity

A novelist's time in the MMA cage informed his book on memory loss and identity

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Fresh Air for June 27, 2022: Comic Joel Kim Booster

Fresh Air for June 25, 2022: The sensory world of animals; Mothering as social change

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Fresh Air Weekend: The sensory world of animals; Mothering as social change

Fresh Air Weekend: The sensory world of animals; Mothering as social change

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