Season 2–Episode 11–Chris Harding Thornton

We talk to writer Chris Harding Thornton about her debut novel, Pickard County Atlas, out this week on MCD Books. We discuss overrated bands, noir, life as an opera major, working at a record store in the 1990s, what our families think about our writing, and the books we hate.

Talk:

Playlist:

Playlist setlist:

PJ Harvey: Dress

Jesus Lizard: Monkey Trick

The Jam: I Got by in Time

Pulp: Common People

His Hero Is Gone: Like Weeds

Louis Armstrong and His Savoy Ballroom Five: St. James Infirmary

Rocket from the Crypt: Used

Meat Beat Manifesto: Phone Calls from the Dead

Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg: Deep Cover

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: From Her to Eternity (Live)

George Jones: Least of All

Artwork:

Joan Mitchell–Sunflower III–1972

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