Write On Radio (podcast)

We speak with Sean Hemingway, grandson of Ernest Hemingway, about The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Hemingway Library Edition, which also features a personal foreword from Hemingway’s sole surviving son Patrick. Sean Hemingway has a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College and is a curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

We also talk with Rick Polad about his new novel Cold Justice, a Spencer Manning mystery. He is the author of four previous novels in the series: Change of AddressDark AlleysHarbor Nights and Missing Boy. In addition to being an author, he is an environmental geologist, an earth science instructor, a Coast Guard volunteer, a jazz trumpeter and an editor.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-08-08.mp3
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We speak with #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz about his new novel The Silent Corner, the first book in a new series featuring Jane Hawk, an FBI agent gone rogue. Dean Koontz has sold 500 million copies of his books in 38 languages and has won many awards for his work.

We also talk with Nora Murphy about her new memoir White Birch, Red Hawthorn. She is a fifth generation Irish Minnesotan and has worked and volunteered in the native community since 1995. She has published 5 books, including Knitting the Threads of Time.

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We speak with with Dennis Carstens about his new mystery Political Justice. A native of Worthington, MN, he has published six previous Marc Kadella mysteries, including The Key to JusticeDesperate Justice and Personal Justice

We also talk with Marcie Rendon about her debut novel Murder on the Red River. Marcie Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation and the author of two nonfiction children’s books – Pow Wow Summer and Farmer’s Market: Families Working Together. She is also a poet and playwright and the creative mind behind Raving Native Theater

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-02-27.mp3
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we speak with with Chloe Benjamin about her new novel The Immortalists, which has been receiving high praise. She is also the author of The Anatomy of Dreams, which received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was longlisted for the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. 

We also talk with Breezy, a young writer who lives in Minnesota and attends college, about what it's like starting out in the field – the challenges faced and the hopes for success.

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We speak with Samira Ahmed about her debut novel Love, Hate and Other Filters, which follows an Indian-American Muslim teen who is coping with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape. Samira has taught high school English, helped create dozens of small high schools, and fought to secure billions of additional dollars to fairly fund public schools

We then rebroadcast an interview we conducted with bestselling author Philip Kerr about his novel The Lady from Zagreb, book 10 in the Bernie Gunther series, which was a finalist for an Edgar Award.

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We speak with Carmen Maria Machado about her story collection Her Body and Other Parties, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction. Her work has appeared in GrantaThe New YorkerNPRElectric Literature, and elsewhere

We also talk with Tyrell Johnson about his debut novel The Wolves of Winter, a post-apocalyptic tale of humanity pushed beyond its breaking point and a young woman who crosses a frozen landscape to find her destiny.

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We speak with Kathleen Sharp about her new book Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire. She is an investigative journalist who also penned In Good Faith and Blood Medicine: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever. She has written for a variety of magazines and has also worked in radio and film

We also rebroadcast an interview we conducted with Kent Nerburn about his book The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky. He has won two Minnesota Book Awards, for Neither Dog Nor Wolf and The Wolf at Twilight, and has published many books focusing on Native American and American culture.

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We speak with Robert Crais about his new mystery/thriller The Wanted – an Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel. Robert Crais is the author of 20 other novels, including The Monkey’s Raincoat, and most recently, The Promise and Suspect. He received the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award in 2014

We also talk with Bob Gilbert about his new novel Green Goes Forth, the prequel to Mintwood Place, and a coming of age story set in the 1970s. He is also the author of The Shady Elders of Zion.

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We speak with Michael Perry about his new book Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy. He is a humorist, radio host, songwriter, and the New York Times bestselling author of several nonfiction books, including Visiting Tom and Population 485. 

We also talk with Amy Brashear about her debut novel No Saints in Kansas, a young adult, fictional reimagining of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and the brutal murders that inspired it. She is also the author of the forthcoming YA book The Incredible Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction.

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We speak with Pamela McColl about The Boy Who Lived in Pudding Lane, which takes readers through the journey of Santa Claus from childhood to the jolly, gift bearing man we all imagine and was written nearly a century ago by Sarah Addington. Pamela McColl also released a smoke-free version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

We also rebroadcast an interview we conducted with Nathan Hill about his debut novel The Nix, which tells the story of Samuel Andresen-Anderson and his mother Faye, who walked out on him when he was a child. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Leonard Award for Best Debut Novel of 2016.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-12-26.mp3
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