Write On Radio

We speak with Robert Crais about his new mystery/thriller The Wanted – an Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel. Robert Crais is the author of 20 other novels, including The Monkey’s Raincoat, and most recently, The Promise and Suspect. He received the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award in 2014

We also talk with Bob Gilbert about his new novel Green Goes Forth, the prequel to Mintwood Place, and a coming of age story set in the 1970s. He is also the author of The Shady Elders of Zion.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-01-23.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

We speak with Michael Perry about his new book Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy. He is a humorist, radio host, songwriter, and the New York Times bestselling author of several nonfiction books, including Visiting Tom and Population 485. 

We also talk with Amy Brashear about her debut novel No Saints in Kansas, a young adult, fictional reimagining of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and the brutal murders that inspired it. She is also the author of the forthcoming YA book The Incredible Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-01-09.mp3
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We speak with Pamela McColl about The Boy Who Lived in Pudding Lane, which takes readers through the journey of Santa Claus from childhood to the jolly, gift bearing man we all imagine and was written nearly a century ago by Sarah Addington. Pamela McColl also released a smoke-free version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

We also rebroadcast an interview we conducted with Nathan Hill about his debut novel The Nix, which tells the story of Samuel Andresen-Anderson and his mother Faye, who walked out on him when he was a child. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Leonard Award for Best Debut Novel of 2016.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-12-26.mp3
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We speak with Jennifer Egan about her new novel Manhattan Beach. She is also the author of The Invisible CircusLook at MeThe Keep, and A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award

We also talk with James P. Lenfestey about his newest poetry collection, A Marriage Book: 50 Years of Poems from a Marriage. Jim Lenfestey is a former editorial writer for the StarTribune who has published a collection of personal essays, five collections of poems, two poetry anthologies and co-edited Robert Bly in This World.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-11-28.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:57pm CDT

We speak with Margaret Killjoy about her new book The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion. She is a transfeminine author and anarchist who has written a number of other works, including A Country of Ghosts and What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower

We also talk with Jeremy D. Holden about his new novel Valley of Time, the second book in the Mal Thomas series after Sea of Doubt. He also wrote the nonfiction book, Second That Emotion: How Decisions, Trends, and Movements Are Shaped.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-11-21.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:43pm CDT

We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston about the new edition of his book The Making of Donald Trump. He has reported for the Los Angeles TimesThe Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times, and he has written several bestselling books, including Free LunchPerfectly Legal and The Fine Print. 

We also talk with our own Steve McEllistrem about his new novel The Man Who Found His Moniker. He has written four previous novels in the Susquehanna Virus series and has been chosen as a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award, two Midwest Book Awards and four International Book Awards in Science Fiction.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-11-14.mp3
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We speak with Linda LeGarde Grover about her new essay collection Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year. Her short fiction collection The Dance Boots received the Flannery O’Connor Award; her novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass received the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers 2016 Fiction Award, and her poetry collection The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives, received the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award.

And because it's Halloween, we'll have a few appropriately themed readings to celebrate the occasion.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-10-31.mp3
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