Write On Radio

We speak with Meg Matich about Cold Moons, a poetry collection by Magnus Sigurdsson, which she translated. She is a poet and translator, and a recent recipient of the PEN/Heim Translation grant. Magnus Sigurdsson is an Icelandic poet who, in this collection, pays rare attention to the minute revelations of nature.

We also talk with Jack Zipes about The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: An Anthology of Magical Tales, which he edited, as well as Tales of Wonder: Reading Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards. He is a professor at the University of Minnesota who has written extensively about fairy tales and magic in literature.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-10-10.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:02pm CDT

Our Christmas episode features two local writers. 

Steve talks to Kate DiCamillo about her recent children's novel Louisiana's Way Home. Katrina Elizabeth "Kate" DiCamillo is an American writer of children's fiction for all reading levels, usually featuring animals. She is one of six people to win two Newbery Medals, recognizing her novels The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses.

Then he speaks to Leif Enger about Virgil Wander. It's the first in ten years from the award-winning, million-copy bestselling author. Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is 'cruising along at medium altitude' when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-12-25.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:18pm CDT

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