Write On Radio

Paul talks with Joseph DiPrisco about his memoirs The Pope of Brooklyn and Subway to California. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Subway to California recounts Joe’s battles with his personal demons, bargains struck with angels, and truces with his family in this richly colorful tale that reads like great fiction. In his follow-up memoir, The Pope of Brooklyn,  Di Prisco memorably traces how secrets revealed about his family led to even deeper mysteries. He's the author of the novels All for Now, The Confessions of Brother Eli, and Sibella & Sibella.

Steve talks with Kate DiCamillo about her newest children's book Louisiana's Way Home. the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale — and now, with humor and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story. Kate is a former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a two-time winner of the Newbery Medal, for The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses. She lives in Minneapolis where she writes two pages a day, five days a week.

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Steve talks with Minnesota's own Leif Enger about his new novel Virgil Wander. Leif Enger worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio before writing his bestselling and award-winning debut novel Peace Like a River. His second novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome was also a bestseller.

Anna speaks with Mike Corrao, also a Minnesotan, about his new novel Man, Oh Man – a humorous but insightful experiment that will have you questioning how you've always approached novels. Mike Corrao is a writer and filmmaker whose work has been featured in publications such as Entropy, Always Crashing and The Portland Review.

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Conor talks with Gary Lindberg about his new biography on Elvis Presley titled Letters from Elvis: Shocking Revelations to His Secret Confidante. Letters from Elvis is an explosive revelation of Elvis’s inner life, an exposé of heinous Hollywood crimes that targeted Elvis, a touching tale of friendship, an eerie ghost story, and a series of startling new Elvis mysteries. Because rigorous copyright laws prevent direct publication of the actual letters, the book also tells the story of the author’s thirty-year struggle to bring this new information about Elvis to light.

Liz talks with Amy Hallberg about her memoir German Awakening: Tales from an American Life. A small-town teacher's kid, little sister of a genius, Amy Hallberg dreamed of escape by way of a West German exchange in 1987. The resulting friendship with her exchange sister, Eva, awakened a lifelong quest to understand all things German. She soon discovered the most profound lessons were notes to self, delivered not in German, but in her own mother tongue. Amy is a graduate of Carleton College and the Loft Literary Center's Foreword Apprenticeship in Creative Nonfiction.

Write On! Radio airs from 7-8pm CT on KFAI, 90.3 FM in Mpls/St. Paul, and on the web at www.kfai.org

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