Interviews

Podcasts & Radio

NPR – Fresh Air with Terry Gross

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read BooksSeason 15, Ep. 82

WLRN – Sundial: His Jamaican family fled to Miami. Author Jonathan Escoffery gets real about race in South Florida

Burned by Books – Episode 70

MFA Writers Podcast – Special Episode! Jonathan Escoffery | Debut Author of If I Survive You

Other People Podcast – Episode 796

Brown Girl Book Lover – Jonathan Escoffery, If I Survive You!

NPR – ‘If I Survive You’ navigates family and identity in the Jamaican diaspora

Chills at Will – Episode 147

Writer’s Bone – Episode 552

KQED Jonathan Escoffery’s ‘If I Survive You’ Takes Readers On A Journey Through Identity, Blackness and Miami

First Draft – Jonathan Escoffery on Playing Out Some of His Worst Fears on the Page

The Thoughtful Bro – w/ Jonathan Escoffery

Books Are Pop Culture – Episode 49 | “Jamaicans Are The Best”

Check This Out! – Rachel Barenbaum Interviews Jonathan Escoffery

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan – Jonathan Escoffery on How Nella Larsen’s Helga Crane Influenced His Debut Collection

Shelf Life – Jonathan Escoffery on tough guys, the joys of ackee, and writing the books we need to see in the world

Debutiful Podcast: Jonathan Escoffery – IF I SURVIVE YOU

Poured Over (The Barnes & Noble Podcast) Jonathan Escoffery, Yiyun Li and Ling Ma on The Art of Fiction

Interviews

Hazlitt ‘Sink Back In To What Was Lost’: An Interview with Jonathan Escoffery

The Orange County Register – ‘If I Survive You’ author Jonathan Escoffery on humor, tragedy and coping

Shelf Awareness – Reading with… Jonathan Escoffery

Los Angeles Review of Books Consciousness of Continuation: A Conversation with Jonathan Escoffery

The Rumpus – To Write The Way We Live: A Conversation With Jonathan Escoffery

San Francisco ChronicleImmigrants, race and tragedy in Bay Area author Jonathan Escoffery’s ‘If I Survive You’

Electric Literature – A Jamaican American Searches for Identity and Belonging in Miami

Chicago Review of Books – Black Immigrants and the American Dream: An Interview with Jonathan Escoffery on “If I Survive You”

Shondaland – In ‘If I Survive You,’ Jonathan Escoffery Refuses to “Flatten” the Humanity of Jamaican People

Passages North A Greater Place of Empathy: PN Interviews Fiction Judge Jonathan Escoffery

University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts – Alum Is National Endowment for the Arts Fellow