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Marginalia: Rachel Lynn Solomon On The Love Of Storytelling

Sabreen Lakhani
Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of "The Ex Talk"

If you’re a Marginalia listener, you know that this podcast features interviews with authors of the newest releases in publishing. When I first learned about The Ex Talk, it was described as a novel set in public radio. My worlds collided and I believe my reaction was, “yes please.”

The Ex Talk is a romantic comedy set in the Pacific Northwest. A producer clashes with her fresh out of J-School colleague. A concept for a new show is approved—where two exes deliver relationship advice live, on air. Since these co-workers dislike each other so intensely, they are deemed the perfect co-hosts. As the show gets bigger, so does their deception.

I recently spoke with Rachel Lynn Solomon about The Ex Talk… both the fictional radio show and the novel. Here’s our conversation.


The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon was published by Berkley.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.