Soundcheck Writers Club: Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Ben Folds & Nick Hornby, Eddie Huang

Email a Friend

Soundcheck Writers Club is a week-long series showcasing some of our favorite interviews with novelists and writers who are inspired by music, and musicians who are inspired by literature. 

In this episode: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, This Is How You Lose Her,) joins us to share a Pick Three, including tracks from the rapper Le1f, reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and Cuban artist Celina Gonzalez. 

Soundcheck Writers Club: Junot Diaz

Another Pulitzer Prize winner, Jennifer Egan, discusses her novel A Visit From the Goon Squad, a decades-long story about rock music, youth and aging. 

Soundcheck Writers Club: Jennifer Egan

Author Nick Hornby and singer-songwriter Ben Folds collaborated on an album called Lonely Avenue a few years back. We hear about how they came to work together, and Ben Folds performs a track from the album live in the studio. 

Soundcheck Writers Club: Nick Hornby and Ben Folds

Chef, restaurant owner and web video series host Eddie Huang  joins us in The Greene Space to talk about hip hop and his recently released memoir, called Fresh Off the Boat.

Soundcheck Writers Club: Eddie Huang