Write On Radio

We speak with author Bart Schneider about his newest Augie Boyer mystery, Nameless Dame: Murder on the Russian River. Bart Schneider was the founding editor of Hungry Mind Review and Speakeasy Magazine, and he has written a collection of poetry as well as four previous novels. He will be reading April 10 at Once Upon a Crime in Minneapolis and April 12 at Micawber’s in St. Paul.

We also chat with surprise guest Jules Nyquist about her poetry and how important it is to support KFAIand Write On! Radio — a unique community-based radio station and a fantastic program unlike any other around the country.

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We speak with Jim Walsh about Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes, which details 30 years of pop, funk, and rock and roll, up close and personal. We also talk with him about Gold Experience: Following Prince in the 90s. Both books are currently available from the University of Minnesota Press. Jim Walsh was a reporter for many years with the Pioneer Press.

We then speak with Kim Schultz about Three Days in Damascus: A Memoir. For the past 7 years, she has been promoting the art of displaced Iraqi artists – and she turned their stories and her own into a critically acclaimed play – No Place Called Home: This Isn't Supposed to be a Love Story.

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We speak with award-winning author Lesley Nneka Arimah about her story collection, What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky. She is also the author of the upcoming The Children of Bones

We also talk with Phaedra Patrick about her new novel Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone. She is the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, which has been published in 20 languages.

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We speak with Arlo Hennings about his new memoir Guitarlo, which details a decades-long journey with connections to people like Alan Ginsburg and Hunter S. Thompson. His teenage years were spent in Minnesota and he now resides in Indonesia

We also talk with Greg Hewitt about his new poetry collection Blindsight. He is also the author of the acclaimed collections darkacreThe Eros ConspiracyRed Suburb, and To Collect the Flesh. In addition to being a poet, he is a professor of English at Carleton College.

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We speak with Andrew DeYoung about his debut novel The Exo Project, in which 17-year-old Matthew has a choice to live out his days on a doomed Earth or leave his family forever to seek out a new home for humankind. 

We also talk with Jane Hamilton about her new novel The Excellent Lombards. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction, and The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World were both chosen as Oprah book club picks and were made into movies

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We speak with artist and author Brandon Graham about his novels Good for Nothing and Missing People. His first short story was published in Pleiades in 1990, and he has published poems and prose in literary journal. 

We also talk with Alex George about his new novel Setting Free the Kites, a story of the complexities of adolescence. He is also the author of the bestselling novel A Good American. 

 
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We speak with Patrick R. O’Leary about his new book from Freeborn to Freetown & Back, which details his experiences in Sierra Leone as a volunteer with the Peace Corps.

We also speak with Hans Weyandt and Celia Mattison from Milkweed Editions. Hans Weyandt has been a bookseller in the Twin Cities since 1999. He currently manages Milkweed Books in the Open Book Building and is the editor of "Read This! Handpicked Favorites from America's Indie Bookstores" which was published by Coffee House Press. Celia Mattison started at Milkweed Editions after graduating from college last year and is now a bookseller at Milkweed Books.

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We speak with director, screenwriter and novelist Martyn Burke about his new novel Music for Love or War. In 2012, his feature documentary Under Fire: Journalists in Combat won a Peabody and he was short-listed for an Academy Award. His many novels include The Truth About the NightIvory JoeLaughing War and Tiara.

We then speak with Sun Yung Shin about her new poetry collection Unbearable Splendor. She is also the author of the poetry collections Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black – and the children’s book Cooper’s Lesson. She edited A Good Time for the Truth.

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We also talk with Zeke Caligiuri about This Is Where I Am: A Memoir. He is currently incarcerated at the Faribault Correctional Facility and he has won multiple awards from the PEN Prison Writing Contest in fiction, poetry. His work has appeared in the collection Prison Noir, edited by Joyce Carol Oates, and other publications.

We speak with Craig Johnson about his new novel An Obvious Fact. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, which are the basis for the television series Longmire – and he has received many awards, including the Western Writers of America Spur Award and the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award.

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We speak with Senator Amy Klobuchar about her new memoir The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland. She is Minnesota’s senior senator and the daughter of a newspaperman and a schoolteacher.

We also talk with Nancy Shih-Knodel about her forthcoming poetry collection The Landscape of the Body. She is a professor of English at North Hennepin Community College right here in Minneapolis.

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