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SEASON 1 | EPISODE #6 | June 30, 2020
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Deborah Eisenberg & Francine Prose

In this episode, we did something a little different: revisiting a BOMB interview from 1993 between Deborah Eisenberg and Francine Prose.

The two writers address the state of fiction twenty years later, the importance of forgoing “safe” characters, the word “process,” and the 2015 PEN/Charlie Hebdo scandal.

Deborah Eisenberg has published five collections of stories: Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Under the 82nd Airborne, All Around Atlantis, Twilight of the Superheroes, and Your Duck Is My Duck.

Francine Prose is the author of twenty-one works of fiction, including Mister Monkey, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, A Changed Man, and Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her works of nonfiction include Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times–bestseller Reading Like a Writer. Prose is a Visiting Professor of Literature at Bard College.

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FUSE: A BOMB Podcast extends BOMB’s longstanding commitment to bringing together artists across disciplines to discuss their work and creative practice. Departing from the typical podcast format, there’s no host, no moderator, just two artists in dialogue, unfiltered. Listeners experience the conversation as if they were in the room with the artists.

In a limited series of six 35-minute episodes, prominent artists, writers, musicians, performers, and directors select an interlocutor from any creative field with whom they discuss their work and process.

This is how it works: We select an artist, writer, musician, performer, or director. Then they choose an artist of any discipline they would like to speak with. No host, no moderator, no interruptions. Just two artists in conversation.

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FUSE: A BOMB Podcast is made possible in part with the generous support of the Pannonia Foundation.

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FUSE is recorded at Brooklyn Recording Studio and Pioneer Works, an artist-run, nonprofit cultural center in Red Hook, Brooklyn dedicated to experimentation, education, and production across disciplines.

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FUSE is overseen and produced by Libby Flores, Director of Audience Engagement and Digital Production. FUSE is also co-produced and edited by Myra Al-Rahim and Sophie Kazis, with production assistance by Ethan Primason. Edited and voiced by Chantal McStay, Associate Editor at BOMB Magazine. Our theme music is “Black Origami” by Jlin. Music and sonic ID by Ray Suen. All additional music by Ethan Primason.

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