Write On Radio

We speak with Mira Bartok about her new children’s novel The Wonderling. She is the author of numerous books, including The Memory Palace: A Memoir, which won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography.

We also talk with Douglas Schofield about his new novel Killing Pace, a mystery about a woman with amnesia who is held prisoner by a man claiming to be her boyfriend. Douglas Schofield is also the author of Time of Departure and Storm Rising.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-03-06.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:33pm CDT

Liz talks with Dianna Hunter about her memoir Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life. A firsthand account of the lesbian feminist movement at its inception, Wild Mares is a deeply personal, wryly wise, and always engaging view of identity politics lived and learned in real life and, literally, on the ground, flourishing in the fertile soil of a struggling dairy farm in the American heartland. Dianna Hunter is the author of the book and radio series Breaking Hard Ground: Stories of the Minnesota Farm Advocates. She taught writing and women’s and gender studies at four universities, including the University of Wisconsin–Superior, where she was a lecturer and director until she retired in 2012.

Steve talks with Lou Berney about his most recent novel November Road. A thriller and love story set against the backdrop of the JFK assassination, it centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America—a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-10-23.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:21pm CDT

Liz talks with Suzanne Schiffman about her new murder mystery Between a Rock and a Dark Place, surrounding the death of a French entrepreneur in a rural American backwater. She has degrees in journalism and French and has been writing most of my life. She lives with her husband in rural Virginia and on Amelia Island, Florida. When not writing, she is either walking, hiking, biking, reading or traveling.

Conor interview Meghan O'Gieblyn on her collection of essays titled Interior States. Meghan is a writer who was raised and still lives in the Midwest. Her essays have appeared in Harper's Magazine, n+1,The Point, The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Best American Essays 2017, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. She received a B.A. in English from Loyola University, Chicago and an MFA in Fiction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-10-16.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:56pm CDT

Liz talks with Gary Morganstein about his new novel A Mound Over Hell, a post-apocalyptic book about baseball, in which America has nearly been wiped out by radical Islam, and where holograms run the bases for out-of-shape players. Gary Morganstein is the author of many books, including Jesse's Girl, Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman, How to Find a Woman...or Not, and Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

Conor will be interviewing Amy Bonnaffons about her story collection The Wrong Heaven, which straddles the line between the real and the fantastical. Her stories uncover the mysteries beneath the mundane surfaces of our lives. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Kenyon Review, and has been read on This American Life.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-10-09.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:28am CDT