Welcome to The Spine!

The Spine is a podcast featuring interviews with writers about their reading lives, with new episodes added every 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. This is where they tell that story.

The host, 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 leads each writer through what some have described as their "reading autobiography."

Listen on your favorite podcast platform, or stick around and hear the latest episode right now. Just click the orange "play" button below. Then head to the Show Notes to see a list of all the books and writers mentioned in each episode.

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