Every writer began as a reader who was changed by books.

On The Spine, they tell their reading stories.



The Spine is a podcast featuring interviews with writers about their reading lives, with a new episode each Tuesday. Every writer began as — and still is — a reader. And like many readers, they have been changed and challenged, comforted and inspired by books. Each episode is a writer's literary autobiography.



The creator and host of The Spine, Gail Marie, approaches each interview reader-to-reader. She does not ask guests about the books they've written, where they get their ideas, whether they prefer a pen to a keyboard, or if they'd share their best bit of writing advice. Instead, she starts with books they loved as children and ends with what they're reading now.

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