Write On Radio

On Tuesday December 18th, Josh talks with Mary Desjarlais about her new novel The Cutter's Widow. Set against the backdrop of 1915 urban poverty in St. Paul, it focuses on a young widow who becomes a baby broker and partners with a local pickpocket. Ultimately, she becomes the focus of attention in a murder investigation by one of Saint Paul’s first female police officers. Mary Desjarlais's first novel published was Dorie LaValle in 2011 and re-released through Calumet Editions in the end of 2017. Her second novel, The Cutter's Widow, was also published through Calumet Editions and released in August.

Conor will be talking with Chad Medellin about his recent collection of poetry. Chad is a part-owner of Caydence Records and Coffee located in St. Paul.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-12-18.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:22pm CDT

On Tuesday December 11th, Amy talks with David Mura about his latest work A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity & Narrative Craft in Writing, a book on creative writing that addresses our increasingly diverse American Literature. Mura is a writer, memoirist, poet and performance artist who brings a unique perspective to our multi-racial and multi-cultural society. A third-generation Japanese-American, he has written intimately about his life as a man of color and the connections between race, sexuality and history.

Conor talks with John Wray about his new novel Godsend. Wray explores the circumstances that could impel a young American to abandon identity and home to become an Islamist militant, inspired by the true-life events of John Walker Lindh. Wray is a novelist and regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and currently lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-12-11.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:59am CDT

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