On this week’s show, we’re kicking off season two by suggesting new reads for Pia Wilson, a playwright and author of the new fiction podcast, If I Go Missing, the Witches Did It. Pia is the recipient of dozens of awards and fellowships, including a 2020 Newark Creative Catalyst grant. She was named a 2015 Sundance Fellow and has served as playwright-in-residence at both Marshall College and Middlebury College.
Pia recently read and loved Circe and Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?, but she is put off by books that are too violent toward women. She’s a self-proclaimed romantic who is studying Italian, and she’s a snob about coffee, bourbon, and hotel rooms. She loves when people can tell long, funny stories and host gatherings effortlessly, like Ina Garten.
Round 1 Picks
From Scratch by Tembi Locke
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec
Round 2 Picks
My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo
Montana Book Company in Helena, Montana
Loyalty Bookstore in Silver Spring, MD
Gramercy Books in Columbus, OH