LARB Radio’s Kate Wolf, Medaya Ocher, and Eric Newman spoke with authors Joyce Carol Oates, Morgan Parker, and Fiona Maazel at this year’s LA Times Festival of Books held recently on the USC campus. Morgan Parker is the author of There are More Beautiful Things than Beyonce. Fiona Maazel’s latest novel is A Little More Human. Joyce Carol Oates remains one of the leading figures in contemporary American letters, a status she has held for many decades. All three reflect on their writing processes, on contemporary literature and culture, as well as our troubled political times.