Back at the end of January, we mentioned Titlepage, the new endeavor from former Random House executive editor Daniel Menaker. In my inbox this morning, I found an email giving the full scoop on the first episode, airing March 3rd:
Our guests on that initial show will include Richard Price, Colin Harrison, Susan Choi, and Charles Bock. Price‘s new, gritty novel, set in New York City, is Lush Life. His novel Clockers was the inspiration for the Spike Lee movie of the same name, and he’s a frequent writer for the HBO series The Wire.
Colin Harrison has been called “the class act of the urban thriller” by Entertainment Weekly. His bestselling novels are packed with suspense, and his latest, The Finder, travels from New York to China and back. Choi has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her latest novel, A Person of Interest, involves a mail bombing on a college campus. In The New York Times Book Review, Francine Prose has said that the novel is “beautifully written” and offers “the unhurried pleasures of certain classics with the jittery tensions of more recent fiction.” Bock‘s Beautiful Children, set in Las Vegas, is already being acclaimed as one of the year’s most riveting, important debuts. In a review on its front page, The New York Times Book Review called it “compelling,” “ravishing,” and yes, “beautiful.”
We believe Titlepage’s debut will be equally auspicious. We’re eager to see where the passionate, unscripted conversation leads.
All of our web site’s features will be unveiled on the same day as our first program, March 3. Those features will include interactive forums, where you can hold your own passionate conversations with fellow readers about favorite books and authors.
Visit them to sign up for updates, or bookmark it for March 3rd!