Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our eighth episode, our guest is Melanie Samay.
Melanie studied literature at Fordham University in the Bronx and received her Masters in English literature from San Francisco State University. Her thesis was on The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie and how he creates a literary version of the history of rock & roll by writing his own version of the Orpheus myth. Other favorite authors are: Irvine Welsh, Vladimir Nabokov, Anne Rice, Bret Easton Ellis, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Arturo Perez-Reverte, J. K. Rowling, Charles Bukowski, Zadie Smith, and Chuck Palahniuk.
She sometimes spends too much time reading; other times too little. Samay owns too many books but can't stop acquiring them. She's forever pro-physical books and anti-eReaders. She has a shy, skinny black boy cat named Hermione. She is a staunch defender of the serial comma. Currently she works in marketing for The Contemporary Jewish Museum. When she's not reading, she's walking around the city, sitting in parks with friends, and hanging around dark spaces at night listening to loud music. Read more on her blog about books and book-nerdom at soifollowjulian.com.
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