Jon Michaud on the Best of New York City Distilled Into a Neighborhood Bar ‹ Literary Hub


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the worlds leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.

In this episode, Andrew talks to Jon Michaud, the author of Last Call at Coogans, about the life and death of one of New York’s most beloved saloons.

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JON MICHAUD is the Collection Management Librarian at the Millburn Free Public Library. His debut novelWhen Tito Loved Clara(Algonquin) was named a best book of the year byThe Barnes & Noble Reviewand was a finalist for the Writer’s Center First Novel Prize. Michaud was the head librarian atThe New Yorkerfrom 2003-2012 and the head librarian at the Center for Fiction from 2015-2017. His writing has appeared inThe New Yorker, The Washington Post, Tin House, Lit Hub, CrimeReads, and numerous other publications. The recipient of a 2022 fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, Michaud lives in Maplewood, NJ with his wife and two sons. An American citizen, he was nonetheless the Irish junior javelin champion in 1983.

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