Welcome to our September episode of Late Night Debut. This month we feature Sara Levine’s debut novel, Treasure Island!!! “Levine is a wonderful storyteller with a vibrant voice,” writes Rebecca Barry for The New York Times. “Treasure Island!!! is a rollicking tale, shameless, funny and intelligent. In her strong-willed protagonist, Levine has created a quintessential unreliable narrator, one who sees other people’s flaws perfectly and almost never her own, who feints and dodges nimbly around her deep feelings and questionable mental stability like a sailor dancing the hornpipe.”
Host Paul Martone covers controversial and entertaining book stories in the news
Co-host authors Gabriel Blackwell and Michael Martone discuss Sara’s debut
Paul talks with Sara about all kinds of cool stuff
“While I was writing the book I thought, ‘This is a book about perception . . . it’s about the nihilistic wiles of the self-insulating ego.’ ”
Sara Levine is the author of the novel Treasure Island!!!
and the short story collection Short Dark Oracles
. Her essays have been anthologized in The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years,
and Understanding the Essay.
She has a PhD in English literature from Brown University and is professor of the Writing Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.