BookSwell Intersections Episode 01

First episode! Introducing co-hosts Cody Sisco, Irene Yoon, Dan Lopez, and Sarah LaBrie

For our first episode, BookSwell’s Managing Editor Cody Sisco sat down with Director of the LA Review of Books/USC Publishing workshop Irene Yoon, professional book club facilitator Sarah Labrie, and local author/bookseller Dan Lopez. This week they address the best events they’ve been to recently, the March events they can’t wait for, and underrepresented authors finding mainstream audiences.

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Events Mentioned


Books Mentioned

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan


Leading Men by Christopher Castellani


Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter


Less by Andrew Sean Greer


The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai


An American Marriage by Tayari Jones


The Hate U Give by Angie Jones

BookSwell Intersections: Connecting Los Angeles readers to the literary events that matter most. 

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Chill Wave Kevin MacLeod (
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