Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books


Jonathan Escoffery, IF I SURVIVE YOU

Season 15, Ep. 82

Guest host Alisha Fernandez Miranda is joined by national bestselling author Jonathan Escoffery to discuss If I Survive You, a spectacular debut collection of stories about a Jamaican immigrant family in Miami that is blazing with wit, heart, and humor (and was longlisted for the National Book Award!). Jonathan describes his central character Trelawny, who navigates homelessness, racism, bad luck, and several hilarious jobs; his decision to write individual stories in different narrative modes; his complex relationship with Miami; and other details of his personal life, writing background, and journey to getting published.

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