Write On Radio (Podcast)

We speak with Jay Parini about his newly released volume of poems, New and Collected Poems, 1975-2015. He is also the author of The Last Station, made into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer, as well as many other novels and biographies, including his most recent, Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal.

We also speak with Dylan Hicks about his new novel Amateurs. He is a singer-songwriter and novelist from Minneapolis, whose first novel, Boarded Windows, was released with a companion album, Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene.

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We speak with Karen Babine about her new book Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life. She is an assistant professor of English at Concordia College and her essays have appeared in River Teeth, Sycamore Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Ascent and elsewhere.

We also chat with representatives of the Normandale Writing Festival, including our own Lynette Reini-Grandell, poet and festival chair Kris Bigalk, and our own Amy Fladeboe. Lynette has a poetry collection, Approaching the Gate, recently out and Kris Bigalk also has a poetry collection available, Repeat the Flesh in Numbers. All three teach at Normandale.

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We speak with Amanda Filipacchi about her new novel The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty. She is also the author of Nude Men, Vapor and Love Creeps.

We also chat with Margret Aldrich about her new book The Little Free Library Book, due out in April - a history of little free libraries that includes quirky and poignant stories. She is also the author of This Old Quilt and several other works.

 

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We speak with award-winning journalist Andy Steiner about her new book How to Survive: The Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People. Andy Steiner is also the mental health and addiction reporter for MinnPost and her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Utne Reader, Self and Minnesota Monthly.

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We speak with Gillian McCain about Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose, a posthumously published diary of a teenager with cystic fibrosis. Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil compiled the diary and also collaborated on Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk.

We also speak with Allen Eskens about his debut novel The Life We Bury, which has been named a finalist for a 2014 Minnesota Book Award in genre fiction.

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We speak with Lou Berney about his new novel The Long and Faraway Gone. He is also the author of Whiplash River, which was nominated for the Edgar and Anthony Awards, Gutshot Straight, which was nominated for a Barry Award, and The Road to Bobby Joe and Other Stories.

We also speak with Rebecca Scherm about her debut novel Unbecoming, told from the point of view of the femme fatale. Her work as appeared in Subtropics, The Hairpin, Hobart and Fiction Writers Review.

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David Unowsky of Subtext Books joins us to speak with Bob Gilbert about his new novel The Shady Elders of Zion, a comedic Minnesota ghost story. He is also the author of Mintwood Place, a novel of romantic suspense.

We then speak with Connie Claire Szarke about her new novel Lady in the Moon, the third novel in her Callie series. She is also the author of Delicate Armor, which was a finalist for a Midwest Book Award, and A Stone for Amer.

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We speak with two Minnesota authors: Ann Treacy and Lara Avery. We speak with Ann Treacy about her debut mystery novel for young readers The Search for the Homestead Treasure. She is coeditor of A Book of Grace and her writing has appeared in Lake Superior Magazine and Highlights for Children magazine.

We then speak with Lara Avery about her new young adult novel The Memory Book, which follows a high school senior who is told that she's going to lose her memory and then her life due to a rare genetic disease. She is also the author of A Million Miles Away and Anything but Ordinary.

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We speak with Minnesota author Paul Levy about his new book The Fighting Frenchman: Minnesota's Boxing Legend: Scott LeDoux. Paul Levy was a journalist for 35 years and has written for the Star Tribune, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and Mother Jones, among other publications.

We also speak with Tommy Birk about his new legal thriller Zero God. He is the author of Beneath the Rock, a historical novel about wars and their consequences.

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We speak with Minnesota author Shawn Otto about his new book The War on Science. He is the cofounder of ScienceDebate.org and also wrote Sins of Our Fathers, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His film House of Sand and Fog was nominated for three Academy Awards.

We also speak with Minneapolis author Peter Geye about his new novel Wintering. He is the author of the acclaimed novels Safe from the Sea and The Lighthouse Road. He received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University.

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We speak with Sean Wilsey about his new book More Curious, a collection of essays about people and places that explores curiosity. He is also the author of the memoir Oh the Glory of it All and the co-editor of State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America.

We also speak with Alex Kava about her new novel Breaking Creed. She is the author of the bestselling Maggie O'Dell series and won the 2013 Florida Book Award and the 2014 Nebraska Book Award for her most recent effort in that series, Stranded.

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We speak with Patrick Hicks about his new short story collection The Collector of Names. Patrick Hicks is also the author of The Commandant of Lubizec and seven volumes of poetry, including Adoptable and This London.

We also speak with Stewart O'Nan about his new novel West of Sunset, about the last few years of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life. Stewart O'Nan is also the author of many other works, including The Odds, Snow Angels and Emily, Alone.

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We speak with Christine Rice about her debut novel Swarm Theory. Her stories have appeared in many publications, including the Roanoke Review and Rusted Radishes, and she has written for the Chicago Tribune and Detroit Metro Times, among others.

We also speak with Minnesota author Peter Pearson about his debut picture book How to Eat an Airplane, illustrated by Mircea Catusanu. He earned his MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and has received awards and grants from the Loft Literary Center and the Minnesota State Arts Board, among others.

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We speak with Sean Carroll about his new book The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. He is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology and is also the author of From Eternity to Here and The Particle at the End of the Universe. In 2015, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

We also speak with Minnesota poet Gretchen Marquette about her new collection May Day, out from Graywolf Press. Her poetry has appeared in Harper's, the Paris Review and Tin House.

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We speak with Stephen Yoch about his debut historical novel Becoming George Washington, a meticulously researched work that examines the life of the young adult who went on to become one of our greatest presidents.

We also speak with Jeffrey Skemp and Lynn Gray about the National Beat Poetry Festival. Jeffrey Skemp is a poet, photographer, performer and videographer whose most recent CD is called Spent. Lynn Gray, a studio art professor at the University of Minnesota, is the author of To Lecture Like a Pop Song and has a CD entitled Humans in Heat.

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We speak with Jack Gantos about his new autobiographical novel The Trouble in Me. He is the author of many books, including Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and Dead End in Norvelt, which won the Newbery Medal - and he's the creator of Rotten Ralph.

We also speak with Caroline Casey of Coffee House Press, one of the editors of Cat is Art Spelled Wrong, an essay collection that asks and answers the question Why can't we stop watching cat videos? and also examines how we decide what is good or bad art.

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We speak with Marge Barrett about her new memoir Called: The Making and Unmaking of a Nun. She is also the author of the poetry chapbook The Memoir Dress and has published poetry and prose in numerous journals. She has taught at the Loft Literary Center and the Jewish Community Center, among other places.

We also speak with Ames Sheldon about her new novel Eleanor's Wars, which recently won the Independent Book Publisher's Association's 2016 Gold Medal Award for Best New Voice in Fiction. She is also the author of the novel New Women and the reference book Women's History Sources: A Guide to Archives and Manuscript Collections in the United States.

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We speak with Mike Hazard about We Come from the Flower, his solo show at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. It tells the story of a year in the life of the Hmong American Farmers Association through a book, photographs and a video.

We also speak with James Rollins about his new novel War Hawk, which he wrote with Grant Blackwood. He is the bestselling author of the Sigma Force international thrillers, including most recently The Bone Labyrinth, that have been translated into 40 languages. He is also a veterinarian who gave up his practice to write full time.

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We speak with Taylor Brorby and Antonia Felix about the new book Fracture: essays, poems, and stories on fracking in America. Taylor Brorby is an award-winning essayist and poet, and edited the collection along with Stefanie Brook Trout. He also contributed an essay. Antonia Felix is the bestselling author of many books, including biographies of Sonia Sotomayor, Laura Bush, Harry Connick Jr. and Andrea Bocelli.

We also chat with Bill Nemmers about his debut novel Crude – a story about ambition, passion, rejection and revenge as well as oil in the fields of North Dakota. He is currently working on a novel about the Cold War and a book about Prince Henry (the Navigator) of Portugal.

 
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We speak with Mary Austin Speaker about her new poetry collection The Bridge. She is the author of four chapbooks of poetry as well as the collection Ceremony, and won the Slope Editions book prize in addition to many other awards. In addition to being a poet, she is a book designer for a number of publishers, including Milkweed Editions.

We also chat with Vijay Dixit about his new book One Split Second: The Distracted Driving Epidemic; How it Kills and How We Can Fix it, which was written with the help of bestselling author Antonia Felix and has a foreward by Senator Amy Klobuchar.

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We speak with Andromeda-Romano Lax about her new book Behave, which explores the untold story of Rosalie Rayner Watson, motherhood, science and love in the Roaring Twenties. She is also the author of the novels The Detour and The Spanish Bow.

We also chat with Mary Sharratt about her new novel The Dark Lady's Mask. She is the author of seven previous books, including Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen, Daughters of the Witching Hill and Summit Avenue.

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We speak with Brian Freeman about his new Jonathan Stride novel Goodbye to the Dead. He is the author of nine previous novels, including Spilled Blood, which won the Best Hardcover Novel Award by the International Thriller Writers organization, The Bone House and The Burying Place. In addition to his Jonathan Stride novels, he writes the Cab Bolton series.

We also chat with our R.T. Rybak about his new memoir Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis. He has lived in Minneapolis his entire life and before becoming mayor, he was a journalist, publisher, Internet strategist and marketing consultant. He is the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, senior advisor to Living Cities, and has taught at the University of Minnesota.

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We speak with Gary Hart about his new book, The Republic of Conscience. He is a former U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate and the author of 21 books, including his Oxford doctoral dissertation on Jefferson's ideal of the republic.

We also chat with our own Lynette Reini-Grandell, author of the poetry collection Approaching the Gate, and Ian Graham Leask, author of the story collection The Wounded, about Lynette's poetry and Ian's newest work, House of Large Sizes, which will be published this year. And we have a few other surprises in store as well, including a 6:30pm start time this week.

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We speak with Elizabeth Harris about her new novel Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman. She is also the author of the story collection The Ant Generator, which won the John Simmons Prize. Her stories have been published in many magazines, and she taught fiction writing and modern literature at the University of Texas in Austin.

We then speak with Susan Thurston about her debut novel Sister of Grendel, which re-imagines the Beowulf story and posits that Grendel and his sister Rehsotis were not monsters at all but Anathians who were possessed of refined language and intelligence, great physical strength and longevity.

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We air a rebroadcast of an interview with Bob Van Laerhoven about his novel Beaudelaire's Revenge: A Novel. He is the author of more than 30 books published in Dutch, French and English. He won the Hercule Poirot Prize for Beaudelaire's Revenge as well as the USA Best Book Award 2014.

We then rebroadcast an interview with Christie Watson about her novel Where Women are Kings. She is also the author of Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, which won the Costa First Novel Award and the Waverton Good Read Award.

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We speak with Kristopher Jansma about his new novel Why We Came to the City. He is the author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, which received an honorable mention for a PEN/Hemingway award. And he won the Sherwood Anderson Award for fiction.

We then speak with Reed Farrell Coleman about his new novel Where It Hurts. He is the author of many series, including the Moe Prager Series and the Gulliver Dowd series. He has won the Anthony, Audie, Barry, Macavity and Shamus Awards, and he has been nominated for the Gumshoe and Edgar Awards.

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We speak with Barry Eisler about his new novel The God's Eye View. He is the author of many essays and novels, including the John Rain series and the Ben Treven series, and they include the bestseller, The Detachment. He spent three years working in a covert position with the CIA and he now works with Human Rights First against torture.

We then speak with Megan Maynor about her debut picture book Ella and Penguin Stick Together, illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet. She has won the Loft's Shabo Award for picture books.

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We speak with Sierra DeMulder about her poetry collection, Today Means Amen. She is an internationally touring performance poet and educator, a two-time National Poetry Slam champion, and the author of two previous poetry collections, The Bones Below and New Shoes on a Dead Horse. She is also the recipient of a 2014 McKnight Fellowship.

We then air a rebroadcast of an interview we conducted with Satish Jayaraj, founder of the Cracked Walnut Reading Series.

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We speak with Mary Austin Speaker and Sam Gould about Beyond Repair, a new bookshop and publishing site located in the Midtown Global Market. Mary Austin Speaker is also a poet and book designer while Sam Gould is the co-founder and editor of Red76, an expanded publication platform.

We then speak with Steve Kemper about his new book, A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham. He is also the author of A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa, and Code Name Ginger.

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We speak with Elizabeth Strout about her new novel, My Name is Lucy Barton. She is also the author of Amy and Isabelle, Abide with Me, Olive Kitteridge, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and The Burgess Boys.

We also speak with Mike Lofgren about his new book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government. He spent 28 years working in Congress and is also the author of the bestseller The Party is Over.

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We speak with Anna George Meek about her newest poetry collection, The Genome Rhapsodies. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, two Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowships, and an Academy of American Poetry Prize. Her first book, Acts of Contortion, won the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and her chapbook Engraved won the Snowbound Chapbook Competition.

We then speak with our own Amy Fladeboe about the Fiction takeover of the January Bosso Poetry Company show. Amy teaches at Normandale and Century Colleges, and her novel-in-progress, Boys Not Yet Men, tells the story of an Albanian refugee who flees a dictatorship for the American Dream. She is also a 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

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We speak with Dean Koontz about his newest effort Ashley Bell: A Novel. He is the author of many bestsellers, including the Odd Thomas series, the Frankenstein series and many, many stand-alone novels, including Whispers, Watchers, Demon Seed and Strangers. His books have been published in 38 languages.

We then air a rebroadcast of an interview we conducted with Mitch Albom about his new novel The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. He is the bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie, Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day and First Phone Call from Heaven, among others.

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We speak with Robert Crais about his new Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel The Promise. He is the author of 20 novels, including Sunset Express, Suspect and Taken. He has won the Barry, Anthony, Macavity and Shamus Awards, and in 2010, he was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

We then speak with B.A. Shapiro about her new novel The Muralist. She is also the author of six previous novels: The Art Forger, The Safe Room, See No Evil, Blameless, Shattered Echoes and Blindspot as well as the nonfiction work The Big Squeeze and four screenplays.

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We speak with Mitch Albom about his new book The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. He is also the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Time Keeper, For One More Day, First Phone Call from Heaven and Have a Little Faith.

We then speak with Sherry Roberts about her new book Down Dog Diary. She is also the author of Book of Mercy, Maud's House and WriteTips. In addition, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and is the chair of the Midwest Book Awards.

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We speak with Adam Makos about his new book Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice, which explores the life of the first black Navy pilot and the friend who tried to rescue him when he was shot down in the mountains during the Korean War. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller A Higher Call.

We then speak with Shannon Gibney about her young adult novel-in-progress, Lone Star, and the cultural experience in Minnesota of African Americans and African immigrants.  Shannon Gibney is also the author of the young adult novel, See No Color, and a memoir-in-progress Love Across the Middle Passage: Making an African/African American Family.

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We speak with Allan Eskens about his new novel The Guise of Another, follow up to his debut The Life We Bury, which won the Rosebud Award for Best First Mystery Novel and was named a finalist for the Edgar Award.

We also speak with David Mitchell about his new novel Slade House. He is the author of many short stories and articles as well as two libretti and the novels Number9dream and Cloud Atlas - both of which were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize - in addition to Ghostwritten, Black Swan Green, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and The Bone Clocks.

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We speak with Karin Slaughter about her new psychological thriller Pretty Girls. She is the author of many books, including the Grant County series (featuring Blindsided), the Will Trent/Atlanta series (featuring Fractured) and the Georgia series that includes Undone.

We also speak with Martín Prechtel about his new book The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise. He is a leading thinker, writer and teacher as well as a musician. He has worked with Robert Bly, lived and studied with a shaman in Guatemala, and written many books, including Secrets of the Talking Jaguar and The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun.

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We speak with Karin Slaughter about her new psychological thriller Pretty Girls. She is the author of many books, including the Grant County series (featuring Blindsided), the Will Trent/Atlanta series (featuring Fractured) and the Georgia series that includes Undone.

We also speak with Martín Prechtel about his new book The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise. He is a leading thinker, writer and teacher as well as a musician. He has worked with Robert Bly, lived and studied with a shaman in Guatemala, and written many books, including Secrets of the Talking Jaguar and The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun.

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We speak with Stuart Neville about his new novel Those We Left Behind. He is also the author of The Final Silence, Ratlines, Stolen Souls, Collusion and The Twelve, which was published in the U.S. as The Ghosts of Belfast.

We also speak with Amy Stewart about her debut historical novel Girl Waits With Gun. She is the author of six books, including the bestsellers The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants.

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We speak with Bonnie Jo Campbell about her new story collection Mothers, Tell Your Daughters. She is also the author of American Salvage, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, as well as Once Upon a River, Q Road, Monsters, Women & Other Animals, and Ein wilder Tag.

We also speak with Catherine Madison about her new book The War Came Home With Him: A Daughter's Memoir. A journalist, she was editor-in-chief of Utne Reader and Format Magazine, senior editor at Adweek and Creativity Magazine and founding editor of American Advertising.

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We speak with Bloomington author Norman Draper about his new novel Front Yard, the sequel to Backyard, which both satire suburbia and the idea of the perfect lawn. Norman Draper is a former journalist with 35 years of experience.

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We speak with Minneapolis author Jane St. Anthony about her new middle grade novel Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart. She is also the author of The Summer Sherman Loved Me and Grace Above All, now available from the University of Minnesota Press.

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We speak with Geoffrey Saign about his new middle grade fantasy Gorgon, the sequel to Whipeye, which won the International Book Award and the Independent Author Network Award. He is a teacher and environmentalist and is the author of Green Essentials and The Great Apes/African Cats.

We also speak with Matt Bell about his wonderful new speculative fiction novel Scrapper. He is the author of the story collection How They Were Found, the novel Cataclysm Baby and the highly acclaimed novel In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods.

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We speak with Stephan Eirik Clark about his acclaimed novel Sweetness #9. He is also the author of the story collection Vladimir's Mustache, which was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award.

We also speak with Paula McLain about her new novel Circling the Sun, which is based on the real-life exploits of Beryl Markham. Among her other works is the New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, which fictionalized Ernest Hemingway's first marriage.

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We speak with L.T. Graham a/k/a Jeffrey Stephens about his new mystery The Blue Journal, a Detective Anthony Walker novel. He is also the author of the bestselling Jordan Sandor series, which includes Targets of Deception, Targets of Opportunity and Targets of Revenge, and which he writes under the name Jeffrey Stephens.

We also speak with Irish author Nuala O'Connor about her new novel Miss Emily, which reimagines the private life of Emily Dickinson. She is the author of two other novels, The Closet of Savage Mementos and You, and has written four poetry collections, including most recently The Juno Charm.

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We speak with Tanner Curl and Jackie Fletcher about the Loft Literary Center's 40 for 40 - 40th Anniversary celebration, which presents 40 events in 40 hours in various venues around the Twin Cities.

We also speak with transplanted Minnesotan J. Ryan Stradal about his wonderful debut novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest, which has been named an Indie Next Pick and a #1 Library Reads Pick, and has been garnering some great reviews.

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It's our Portland, Oregon, author show. First up, we speak with Lidia Yuknavitch about her new novel The Small Backs of Children. She is also the author of the widely acclaimed memoir The Chronology of Water and the novel Dora: A Headcase.

Then we re-broadcast an interview we conducted with Amanda Coplin about her highly acclaimed debut novel The Orchardist, which follows an orchardist throughout his life.

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We speak with Brian Panowich about his debut novel Bull Mountain, which chronicles succeeding generations of a Southern crime family and which has received praise from the likes of CJ Box, Tom Franklin and James Ellroy.

We also chat with Bruce Rubenstein about his new true crime story collection The Family That Couldn't Sleep at Night. He is the author of the novels Smoke and The Key Man as well as the story collection Greed, Rage and Love Gone Wrong and the nonfiction work The Rockwell Heist and he has written many stories, including Smoke Got in My Eyes, which was nominated for the Shamus Award

 

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We speak with Dr. David Casarett about his new book Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana. He has been published in many publications, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, and is also the author of Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead.

We also chat with J. Otis Powell and Katherine Pehrson about J. Otis Powell's work and artistic philosophy. J. Otis Powell is one of the founders of Write On! Radio and is a poet and improvisational artist who transcends the traditional boundaries of poetry. His CD BALM! was released by TruRuts/Speakeasy Records in late 2012.

Katherine Pehrson is an instrumentalist, vocalist, actor, student and writer who has worked with J. Otis Powell.

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We speak with Holly Day about her new book, which she wrote with Sherman Wick, Nordeast Minneapolis: A History. She has been a freelance writer for over 25 years and teaches at the Loft Literary Center. Along with Sherman Wick, she has written several books about the Twin Cities, including The Insider's Guide to the Twin Cities and Walking Twin Cities.

We also chat with Deborah Levy-Bertherat about her debut novel The Travels of Daniel Ascher, translated from the French by Adriana Hunter. She teaches comparative literature at the École Normale Supérieure and has translated Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time and Gogol's Petersburg Stories into French.

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We speak with Jason Good about his new Memoir Rock, Meet Window. He is a Minneapolis blogger and comedian and is also the author of This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing.

We also chat with Allison Hedge Coke about her new poetry collection Streaming. She is the award-winning author of many collections of poetry, including Burn, Blood Run, Off-Season City Pipe and Dog Road Woman, which won the American Book Award.

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It's all about children's literature as we speak with Stephanie Watson about her new picture book Behold! A Baby, illustrated by Joy Ang. She is also the author of the picture book The Wee Hours, illustrated by Mary GrandPre and the middle grade novels Elvis & Olive and Elvis & Olive: Super Detectives.

We also chat with Lynne Jonell about her new adventure/fantasy novel for readers 8-14, The Sign of the Cat. She is the author of Emmy & the Incredible Shrinking Rat, which won a Minnesota Book Award as well as The Secret of Zoom and Hamster Magic.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:37pm CDT

We speak with political commentator, syndicated columnist and author Cokie Roberts about her new book Capital Dames. She also penned the bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty.

We also chat with William D. Green about his new book Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912. A professor at Augsburg College, he is also the author of A Peculiar Imbalance: The Fall and Rise of Racial Equality in Minnesota, 1837-1869.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-06-23.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:29pm CDT

We speak with Craig Johnson about his new Walt Longmire mystery Dry Bones. He is the New York Times bestselling author of 12 other Longmire mysteries, which have been adapted into the television series Longmire.

We also chat with members of RhizoPoetry! - which blends the music of Rhizosphere with poets Hawona Sullivan Janzen, Kathryn Kysar and our own Lynette Reini-Grandell.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-06-16.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:06pm CDT

We speak with Belgian author Bob Van Laerhoven about his novel Beaudelaire's Revenge, which won the Hercule Poirot Prize for best crime novel. He is the author of more than 30 books, available in three languages.

We also chat with British author Christie Watson about her new novel Where Women Are Kings. She is also the author of the award-winning and bestselling Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-06-09.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:59pm CDT

We speak with Matthew Karanian about his book Historic Armenia: After 100 years. He is also the author of Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide, and he has written several books on Armenia with Robert Kurkjian, including Out of Stone: Armenia & Artsakh.

We also chat with Brian Laidlaw about his first full-length collection of poems The Stuntman, which has a companion album of music. He also released a hybrid poetry/music project called Amoratorium in 2014.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-06-02.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18am CDT

We speak with Loren D. Estleman about his new story collection Detroit is Our Beat: Tales of the Four Horsemen. He is the author of many books, including the Amos Walker series, the Peter Macklin series and the Page Murdock series. He is an authority on both criminal history and the American west, and he has been nominated for the National Book Award.

We also chat with Cheryl Blackford about her new picture book Hungry Coyote, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. She also has a middle-grade novel, Lizzie and the Lost Baby, coming out in January, which we'll discuss.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-05-26.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:54am CDT

Tuesday, April 7th, on Write On! Radio, we speak with CJ Box about his newest Joe Pickett novel Endangered. He is the bestselling author of 14 other Joe Pickett novels, including Cold Wind and Breaking Point as well as four stand-alone novels and a short story collection. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe and Barry Awards.

We also chat with Lisa See about her new novel China Dolls. She is the bestselling author of many other books, including Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy. She was presented with the Organization of Chinese Americans Women's 2001 award as National Woman of the Year.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-04-07.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:31am CDT

We speak with John Renehan about his debut work The Valley, a novel of the war in Afghanistan. He served in the Army's Third Infantry Division as a field artillery officer in Iraq and has also worked as an attorney.

We also chat with Jeane Moore about her new work Zandros in Love, a sexy romantic suspense novel set against a backdrop of big-stakes poker. She has written screenplays and won two major screenwriting fellowships, and she is an experienced earth sciences writer and editor.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-04-14.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:48am CDT

We speak with Twin Cities icon Cathy Wurzer about the book she co-wrote with the late Bruce H. Kramer, We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying. She is a multiple Emmy Award-winning journalist from MPR and TPT's Almanac as well as the author of Tales of the Road: Highway 61.

We also chat with Chris Cander about her new novel Whisper Hollow. She is a teacher, freelance writer and children's book author - and her novel 11 Stories was included in Kirkus's best indie general fiction of 2013.

 

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-04-21.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

We speak with Benjamin Percy about his new novel The Dead Lands. He is also the author of the novels Red Moon and The Wilding, and the short story collections The Language of Elk and Refresh, Refresh, which won the Pushcart Prize.

We also chat with Satish P. Jayaraj about the Cracked Walnut reading series. He is the founder and director of the Cracked Walnut Literary Festival and writes in multiple genres with an emphasis on fantasy fiction. He received his MFA from Hamline University. His thesis project, Secret of the Naga Dragons, has metamorphosed into a complete novel and is available online with Amazon's Kindle.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-04-28.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:44pm CDT

We speak with poet, performer and publisher Janaka Stucky about his new collection The Truth Is We Are Perfect. He has also authored the collections Your Name Is The Only Freedom and The World Will Deny It For You.

We also chat with Philip Kerr about The Lady from Zagreb, the newest entry in his bestselling Bernie Gunther series. He has written 9 other Bernie Gunther novels and his most recent Field Gray was a finalist for the Edgar Award. He also writes the much-loved YA series Children of the Lamp.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-05-05.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:47pm CDT

We speak with Margi Preus about her new YA novel Enchantment Lake. She is the New York Times bestselling author of books for young readers, including Shadow on the Mountain, West of the Moon (which just won a Minnesota Book Award) and Heart of a Samurai, which won a Newbery Honor and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Children's Literature.

We also chat with Rene Denfeld about her debut novel The Enchanted, which was nominated for the Flaherty-Dunnan fiction prize and which describes the people who visit and live on death row from the point of view of a mute prisoner in a way that is both heartbreaking and uplifting. Rene Denfeld is also the author of the nonfiction books The New Victorians, Kill the Body, The Head Will Fall and All God's Children

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-05-12.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:31pm CDT

We speak with Lin Enger about his novel The High Divide, now out in paperback. He teaches at Minnesota State - Moorhead and is also the author of Undiscovered Country as well as the recipient of a James Michener Award and a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship.

We also chat with Madelon Sprengnether about her new memoir Great River Road. She is a professor at the University of Minnesota and is the author of two prior memoirs, Rivers, Stories, Houses, Dreams, and Crying at the Movies; as well as two previous collections of poetry, The Normal Heart and The Angel of Duluth.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-05-19.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:19pm CDT

We speak with members of the Normandale Creative Writing Club, which produces The Paper Lantern, a literary journal featuring the work of Normandale's students. They review, select and edit work collectively before designing the publication. They also host reading events, discuss their own writing and challenge themselves with writing exercises. You can check out The Paper Lantern at http://www.thepaperlantern.org/journal.

We also speak with David J. Linden about his new book Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind. In addition to being a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he is the award-winning author of The Accidental Mind and the New York Times bestseller The Compass of Pleasure.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-02-03.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:04am CDT

We speak with Heather A. Slomski about her debut story collection The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons, winner of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award. She has been awarded a Minnesota State Artist Initiative Grant and a Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant.

We also talk with Cynthia Kraack about her new work of literary fiction The High Cost of Flowers. She is also the author of the Ashwood speculative fiction trilogy and Minnesota Cold, which won a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-01-27.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:46am CDT

We speak with Bernard Cornwell about his newest entry in the Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Tales, The Empty Throne. He is also the author of the Richard Sharpe novels, the Warlord Chronicles, the Grail Quest novels, the Starbuck Chronicles and many other books.

We also talk with #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz, the master of suspense, about the final novel in his Odd Thomas series, Saint Odd. He is also the author of the Frankenstein series and dozens of standalone novels, including Watchers and From the Corner of His Eye, and his books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-01-20.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:44am CDT

We speak with civil rights advocate Jack Rice about his blog In the Cross Hairs. He is a criminal defense attorney and former CIA officer, a journalist and storyteller. He has appeared on CNN, Al Jazeera and MSNBC, and he used to have a show on WCCO radio.

We also rebroadcast an interview with Yann Martel, author of the Man-Booker Prize winning novel Life of Pi, about his novel Beatrice and Virgil, an allegory about the Holocaust.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-01-13.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:42am CDT

We speak with Lee Henschel Jr. about his new novel The Sailing Master - Book One: Coming of Age. His work has appeared in a wide range of magazines and periodicals, and he is the author of Short Stories of Vietnam and the novel Deja Nam.

We also air a rebroadcast of an interview with award-winning author Nicole Krauss, who discusses her recent novel Great House. She also wrote the novels Man Walks Into a Room and The History of Love as well as numerous short stories and essays.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-01-06.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:03pm CDT

We speak with Michael Parker about his new novel All I Have in This World. He is the author of seven works of fiction, most recently the critically acclaimed novel The Watery Part of the World. Michael Parker has received many awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

We also speak with our own Steve McEllistrem about the conclusion to his Susquehanna Virus trilogy, The Devereaux Decision. He is also the author of The Devereaux Dilemma, which was a finalist for a 2014 International Book Award, and its acclaimed sequel The Devereaux Disaster. He has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years and has penned numerous works of nonfiction.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-12-30.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:28pm CDT

We speak with award-winning author James Carroll about his new effort Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age. James Carroll is the author of eleven novels and six other works of nonfiction, and his memoir An American Requiem won the National Book Award.

We also talk with award-winning writer Shawn Lawrence Otto about his debut novel Sins of Our Fathers. He wrote the screenplay for House of Sand and Fog and also penned Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America, which won a Minnesota Book Award.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-12-23.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:55pm CDT

We speak with Alison Hawthorne Deming about her new book Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit. She is the author of four collections of poetry and four works of nonfiction. Science and Other Poems was selected for the Walt Whitman Award and The Edges of the Civilized World was a finalist for the PEN Center West Award.

We also talk with Brad Zellar about his new novel House of Coates, with photography by Alec Soth. Brad Zellar is the author of Suburban World: The Norling Photos, The 1968 Project and Conductors of the Moving World. Alec Soth has published over a dozen books, including Sleeping by the Mississippi, Niagara and The Last Days of W.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-12-16.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:41pm CDT

12/9/2014 Diane Ackerman & Norman Draper

We speak with Diane Ackerman about her new book The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us. She is the bestselling author of The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses, among many other books, and she has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

We also talk with Minnesota author Norman Draper about his debut novel Backyard, which satirizes suburbia. He spent 35 years as a newspaper reporter in Minneapolis, Colorado and Mississippi. He is currently at work on the follow-up to Backyard.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-12-09.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:14pm CDT

We celebrate Veterans Day by speaking with Tom Newman about his book Just War: A Soldier's Revelation, which follows his experiences as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He is also the author of A Brief History of the Bible.

We also talk with J.A. Moad, who has served as a professor of War Literature at the US Air Force Academy and who has been a fiction editor for the War, Literature & the Arts Journal. He recently started a program to make October Veterans' Voices Month across the country.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-11-11.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:34pm CDT

It's an all science fiction show. First, we speak with William Gibson about his new novel The Peripheral. He is also the author of many other works, including Neuromancer, which won the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Memorial Awards, and the Bridge trilogy.

Next, we talk with acclaimed sci fi author John Scalzi about his new novel Lock In. He is also the author of Old Man's War and Redshirts, which won a Hugo Award, and many other works, including the bestsellers The Last Colony and Fuzzy Nation.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-12-02.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:45am CDT

We speak with Lev Grossman about the conclusion to his New York Times bestselling fantasy trilogy - Magician's Land, which also includes The Magicians and The Magician King. He is additionally the author of the novel Codex and is the book critic for Time Magazine.

We also talk with Geoffrey Saign about his new fantasy for middle grade readers Whipeye. He has worked in special education for more than 20 years and won the Shabo Award in 2010. He is also the author of The Great Apes, The African Cats and Green Essentials: What You Need to Know About the Environment.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-11-25.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:57am CDT

We talk with Aaron Isaacs about his new book Twin Ports by Trolley. He edits Tourists Railroads and Railway Museums Magazine and is also the author of Trackside Around the Twin Cities and The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.

We also reprise a broadcast of an interview with Nicholson Baker, who discusses his novel Traveling Sprinkler. He is the author of 13 books, including The Anthologist, which also featured the protagonist Paul Chowder, and Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-11-18.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:07am CDT

11/4/2014 Stuart Neville & Joyce Sidman

We speak with acclaimed Northern Irish author Stuart Neville about his new book The Final Silence. He is also the author of Collusion, Stolen Souls, Ratlines and The Twelve, which was published in the United States as The Ghosts of Belfast.

We also talk with poet and children's author Joyce Sidman about her new book Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold. She is also the author of Dark Emperor: Poems of the Night, which won a Newbery Honor, and Songs of the Water Boatman, which won a Caldecott Honor, as well as many other books.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-11-04.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:35pm CDT

10/28/2014 Steven Jacques & Adrian Lee

We speak with Steven Jacques about his new novel Advance Man. He is a former advance man for political campaigns and served as a political appointee for three Administrations.

We also talk with historian and paranormal investigator Adrian Lee about ghosts and haunted buildings. He is the author of Mysterious Minnesota - Digging Up the Ghostly Past at 13 Haunted Sites and Tales from a Pioneer Town - the Earliest Stories of Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-10-28.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:28pm CDT

10/21/2014 Carrie Mesrobian & Becca Barniskis

We speak with Carrie Mesrobian about her new young adult novel Perfectly Good White Boy. She is also the author of Sex & Violence, which won numerous awards, including a Minnesota Book Award.

We also talk with Becca Barniskis about her new chapbook Mimi and Xavier Star in a Museum That Fits Entirely in One's Pocket. She is joined by musicians Nick Jaffe and Anthony Cox, and by visual artist Laurie Brink. Her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from numerous journals, among them Handsome, Mid-American Review, Conduit, Blackbird and the Northwest Review.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-10-21.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm CDT

10/14/2014 Paul Oliver & J. Otis Powell

We speak with Paul Oliver about Get Carter, which has just been republished in the United States. Get Carter was written by Ted Lewis and was made into two movies over the years. It is considered a major influence on the noir school of English crime fiction.

We also talk with J. Otis Powell about Pieces of Sky. J. Otis Powell is one of the founders of Write On! Radio and he has received many awards for his work, including a Loft Creative Nonfiction Award and several Jerome Grants. He is also the author of Theology and My Tongue Has No Bone. His writing has appeared in many publications.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-10-14.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:06pm CDT

10/7/2014 Dr. Jay Cohn & Eric Lorberer

We speak with Dr. Jay Cohn about his new book Saving Sam: Drugs, Race, and Discovering the Secrets of Heart Disease - a memoir about his involvement in the development of BiDil, which is aimed at the treatment of heart failure in black patients.

We also talk with Eric Lorberer from Rain Taxi about the upcoming Twin Cities Book Festival at the Progress Center of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 11th. Many of us Write On! Radio folks will be there.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-10-07.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:14am CDT

9/30/2014 Marlon James & Lynette Reini-Grandell

We speak with Marlon James about his new novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. He is also the author of The Book of Night Women, which won a Minnesota Book Award, and John Crow's Devil.

We also talk with our very own Lynette Reini-Grandell about her new poetry collection Approaching the Gate. Her poem "Radio Girls" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she has received grants from the Finlandia Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-09-30.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:06am CDT

We speak with James Lenfestey about his new memoir Seeking the Cave. Jim Lenfestey is a long-time friend of Write On! Radio and an award-winning academic, journalist and advertising executive, who has published five books of poetry and a collection of essays. His most recent poetry collection is Earth in Anger.

We also talk with Pamela Carter Joern about her new story collection In Reach. Her debut novel The Floor of the Sky was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and winner of a Nebraska Book Award. She is also the author of The Plain Sense of Things.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-09-16.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:53pm CDT

Tuesday, September 9th, on Write On! Radio, we speak with writer and comedian Lorna Landvik about her new book Best to Laugh. She is the author of 10 books, including Patty Jane's House of Curl and Mayor of the Universe.

We also talk with Eileen Beha about her new middle grade novel The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea: The Story of Annaliese Easterling & Throckmorton, Her Simply Remarkable Sock Monkey. She is also the author of Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-09-09.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:07am CDT

9/2/2014 Kira Pelkoff & Julie Schumacher

We speak with Kira Peikoff about her new novel No Time to Die. She is also the author of Living Proof and has worked as a journalist and editor, and she is currently attending Columbia University's Masters of Science program in bioethics.

We also talk with Julie Schumacher about her new novel Dear Committee Members. She is the author of six other novels, including The Body is Water and The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls. She is also a faculty member in the Creative Writing program and the English Department at the University of Minnesota.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-09-02.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:52pm CDT

8/26/2014
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:43pm CDT

8/19/2014
Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-08-19.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:21pm CDT

8/12/2014
Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-08-12.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:10pm CDT

8/5/2014
Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-08-05.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:07pm CDT

7/29/2014
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:24pm CDT

7/22/2014
Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-07-22.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:14pm CDT

We speak with David Downing about his new novel Jack of Spies. He is the author of six books in the John Russell espionage series, set in WWII-era Berlin, including Zoo Station, Potsdam Station and Masaryk Station.

We’ll also talk with Gabrielle Zevin about her new novel The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. She is the author of 8 novels for adults and young adults, including an American Library Association Notable Book, Elsewhere, Margarettown, and The Hole We're In.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-06-10.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:41pm CDT

We speak with Jules Nyquist – a former Write on Radio co-host who now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she leads creative writing classes and hosts visiting poets at the Poetry Playhouse. Her previous poetry collection, Appetites, was a finalist for the New Mexico/Arizona 2012 Book Awards. Her newest collection is called Behind the Volcanoes.

We’ll also talk with John Roche, who lives in the Genesee River/Western Finger Lakes Region of New York State and teaches at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His previous books include On Conesus, Topicalities, and Road Ghosts. His newest book, Mo’ Joe: The Anthology will be released by Beatlick Press in this month. He and Jules Nyquist will be reading Thursday, June 12th, at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin County History Museum.

And we’ll chat with Kate Christensen about her new memoir Blue Plate Special. She is the author of the novels In the Drink, Jeremy Thrane, The Epicure’s Lament, Trouble, The Astral and the PEN/Faulkner award-winning The Great Man.

 
Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-06-03.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:29pm CDT

We speak with Ethan Rutherford about The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories, which won a Minnesota Book Award. He has received awards from the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.

We also talk with R. Michael Conley about his new novel Lethal Trajectories, which won a Midwest Book Award. The book is a geopolitical thriller that takes place in 2017. He also wrote the pamphlet Weathering the Storm.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-05-27.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:39pm CDT

5/20/2014 Charlie Quimby & Phyllis Root

We speak with Charlie Quimby about his debut novel Monument Road. He is a songwriter, playwright and blogger, and has written for Harvard Business Review, Financial World Magazine and the NFL Hall of Fame.

We also talk with Phyllis Root about her new picture book Plant a Pocket of Prairie. She is the author of many award-winning children's books, including Big Belching Bog and Big Momma Makes the World, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-05-20.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:42am CDT

5/13/2014 Lori Degman & Steve McEllistrem

We speak with Lori Degman about her new children's book Cock-A-Doodle Oops. She is also the author of 1 Zany Zoo and she works as a teacher for the hearing impaired.

We also talk with our own Steve McEllistrem about his new science fiction novel The Devereaux Disaster. He is also the author of The Devereaux Dilemma and dozens of books on education law, employment law and insurance law.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-05-13.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:15am CDT

4/29/2014 Carl Hoffman & Matthew Algeo

We speak with Carl Hoffman about his new book Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art. He is a contributing editor at National Geographic Travel and has won numerous awards for his travel writing.

We also talk with Matthew Algeo about his new book Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport. He is also the author of Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure, The President is a Sick Man and Last Team Standing.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-04-29.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:09am CDT

5/6/2014 Nicole Kelby & Norah Labiner

We speak with Nicole Kelby about her new book The Pink Suit. She is also the author of White Truffles in Winter, Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill, Whale Season, In the Company of Angels and Theater of the Stars.

We also talk with Norah Labiner about her new book Let the Dark Flower Blossom. She is also the author of Our Sometime Sister, Miniatures, which won a Minnesota Book Award, and German for Travelers.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-05-06.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:04am CDT

4/22/2014  Kenneth C. Davis & Rene Denfeld

We speak with Kenneth C. Davis about his new book Don't Know Much About the American Presidents. He is the author of the phenomenal bestseller Don't Know Much About History, as well as A Nation Rising and America's Hidden History.

We also talk with Rene Denfeld about her amazing debut novel The Enchanted. She is an author, journalist and death penalty investigator who has written All God's Children, Kill the Body, the Head Will Fall, and The New Victorians, which was an international bestseller.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-04-22.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:53pm CDT