I knew that I was going to read Lindsay Hatton's debut novel, Monterey Bay, as soon as I saw the title—I grew up in that area, after all—and I was pleased to discover that between the covers of the book lay a story that is by turns funny, sexy, and profound, an alternate history of a place I know and love so well. I talked to Lindsay about her book, about our shared experiences growing up on the Monterey Peninsula, and a lot about John Steinbeck (both as a real-world literary figure and as a character in her book). In the second segment, we talked about how to navigate multiple modes of creative expression, parenting, and artistic legacy.
(Recorded September 7, 2016)
- Lindsay Hatton
- Lindsay Hatton - Monterey Bay
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Connie Chiang - Shaping the Shoreline
- John Steinbeck - Working Days
- Lindsay Hatton - My Mother, Monterey, and the Haunted Beauty of Aquariums (LitHub)
- Monterey Herald - Suicides: High Rate Among Carmel Class Leaves Many Asking 'Why'
- Diane Arbus
- Claire-Louise Bennett - Pond
- Emma Rathbone - Losing It
About the Show:
Keep the Channel Open is a bi-weekly podcast featuring in-depth conversations with artists, writers, and curators. The show is hosted by San Diego-based photographer and writer Mike Sakasegawa.