Write On Radio

We speak with Karen Babine about her new book Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life. She is an assistant professor of English at Concordia College and her essays have appeared in River Teeth, Sycamore Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Ascent and elsewhere.

We also chat with representatives of the Normandale Writing Festival, including our own Lynette Reini-Grandell, poet and festival chair Kris Bigalk, and our own Amy Fladeboe. Lynette has a poetry collection, Approaching the Gate, recently out and Kris Bigalk also has a poetry collection available, Repeat the Flesh in Numbers. All three teach at Normandale.

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We speak with Amanda Filipacchi about her new novel The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty. She is also the author of Nude Men, Vapor and Love Creeps.

We also chat with Margret Aldrich about her new book The Little Free Library Book, due out in April - a history of little free libraries that includes quirky and poignant stories. She is also the author of This Old Quilt and several other works.


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We speak with award-winning journalist Andy Steiner about her new book How to Survive: The Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People. Andy Steiner is also the mental health and addiction reporter for MinnPost and her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Utne Reader, Self and Minnesota Monthly.

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We speak with Gillian McCain about Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose, a posthumously published diary of a teenager with cystic fibrosis. Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil compiled the diary and also collaborated on Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk.

We also speak with Allen Eskens about his debut novel The Life We Bury, which has been named a finalist for a 2014 Minnesota Book Award in genre fiction.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-03-10.mp3
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We speak with Lou Berney about his new novel The Long and Faraway Gone. He is also the author of Whiplash River, which was nominated for the Edgar and Anthony Awards, Gutshot Straight, which was nominated for a Barry Award, and The Road to Bobby Joe and Other Stories.

We also speak with Rebecca Scherm about her debut novel Unbecoming, told from the point of view of the femme fatale. Her work as appeared in Subtropics, The Hairpin, Hobart and Fiction Writers Review.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-03-03.mp3
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David Unowsky of Subtext Books joins us to speak with Bob Gilbert about his new novel The Shady Elders of Zion, a comedic Minnesota ghost story. He is also the author of Mintwood Place, a novel of romantic suspense.

We then speak with Connie Claire Szarke about her new novel Lady in the Moon, the third novel in her Callie series. She is also the author of Delicate Armor, which was a finalist for a Midwest Book Award, and A Stone for Amer.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-07-05_S.mp3
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We speak with two Minnesota authors: Ann Treacy and Lara Avery. We speak with Ann Treacy about her debut mystery novel for young readers The Search for the Homestead Treasure. She is coeditor of A Book of Grace and her writing has appeared in Lake Superior Magazine and Highlights for Children magazine.

We then speak with Lara Avery about her new young adult novel The Memory Book, which follows a high school senior who is told that she's going to lose her memory and then her life due to a rare genetic disease. She is also the author of A Million Miles Away and Anything but Ordinary.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-06-28_S.mp3
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We speak with Minnesota author Paul Levy about his new book The Fighting Frenchman: Minnesota's Boxing Legend: Scott LeDoux. Paul Levy was a journalist for 35 years and has written for the Star Tribune, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and Mother Jones, among other publications.

We also speak with Tommy Birk about his new legal thriller Zero God. He is the author of Beneath the Rock, a historical novel about wars and their consequences.

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We speak with Minnesota author Shawn Otto about his new book The War on Science. He is the cofounder of ScienceDebate.org and also wrote Sins of Our Fathers, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His film House of Sand and Fog was nominated for three Academy Awards.

We also speak with Minneapolis author Peter Geye about his new novel Wintering. He is the author of the acclaimed novels Safe from the Sea and The Lighthouse Road. He received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-06-14_S.mp3
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