Write On Radio

Steve interviews CJ Box about his new novel The Disappeared, his eighteenth Joe Pickett mystery/thriller. He is also the author of six stand alone novels and a story collection. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe and two Barry awards, among others.

Jessie talks with Rachel Wiley about her second full-length poetry collection, Nothing is Okay. Rachel's work simultaneously deconstructs the lies that we were taught about our bodies and our beings, and builds new ways of viewing ourselves. As she delves into queerness, feminism, fatness, dating, and race, Wiley molds these topics into a punching critique of culture and a celebration of self. A fat positive activist, Wiley's work soars and challenges the bounds of bodies and hearts, and the ways we carry them.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-06-12.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:57pm CDT

Josh talks with John Connolly about his most recent novel He. John Connolly conjures the Golden Age of Hollywood in this moving, literary portrait of two men who find their true selves in a comedic partnership. When Stan Laurel is paired with Oliver Hardy, affectionately known as Babe, the history of comedy--not to mention their personal and professional lives--is altered forever. Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, the co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders series. His debut, Every Dead Thing, swiftly launched him into the top rank of thriller writers, and all his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award, and the first Irish writer to be awarded the Edgar by the Mystery Writers of America.

Ian Graham Leask talks with Hanna Orstavik about the English translation of her book Love. With the publication of the novel Cut in 1994, Hanne Ørstavik (b. 1969) embarked on a career that would make her one of the most remarkable and admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature. Her literary breakthrough came three years later with the publication of Love (Kjærlighet), which in 2006 was voted the 6th best Norwegian book of the last 25 years in a prestigious contest in Dagbladet. Since then the author has written several acclaimed and much discussed novels and received a host of literary prizes.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-06-26.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

Steve talks with Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar about her debut novel The Map of Salt and Stars. She is a Syrian American author whose short stories have appeared in The Paris Review Daily, The Kenyon Review, The Saturday Evening Post and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-06-19.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm CDT

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