Write On Radio (Podcast)
4/15/2014 Mary Casanova & Joe Pickett

We speak with Minnesota author Mary Casanova about two new books, Riot and Curse of a Winter Moon. Riot examines the labor dispute in International Falls in 1989, while Curse of a Winter Moon is set in 16th-century France. Mary Casanova has won many awards for her children's books.

We also talk with New York Times bestselling author CJ Box about his newest Joe Pickett novel Stone Cold. CJ Box has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe and Barry Awards, among many others, and his books have been translated into 27 languages.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-04-15.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:27pm CDT

4/8/2014 Josh Ostergaard & Pledge Drive

We speak with local author Josh Ostergaard about his new book The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes from Left Field, which uses baseball as a symbol of American Empire.

We also talk about how we got involved with Write On! Radio, what we're writing now and some of our favorite guests of the past year.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-04-08.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:16pm CDT

4/1/2014 MN Prison Writing Workshop & Patrick Hicks

We speak with Jennifer Bowen Hicks and Scott Dominic Carpenter, author of Theory of Remainders, about the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, which was founded in 2011 by Jennifer Bowen Hicks.

We also talk with Patrick Hicks about his new novel The Commandant of Lubizec. He is a poet and author, who has four poetry collections, three chapbooks, a non-fiction work and the novel The Collector of Names.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-04-01.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:11pm CDT

3/25/2014 Cullen Bailey-Burns & Nicole Helget

We speak with Minnesota author and teacher Cullen Bailey Burns about her new book Slip. She is also the author of Paper Boat, which was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in poetry.

We also talk with Nicole Helget, another Minnesota author, about her new novel Stillwater, which details the lives of abandoned twins in Stillwater's early years. She is also the author of The Turtle Catcher, about life in a rural Minnesota town before, during and after WWI.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-03-25.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:37am CDT

3/18/2104 Robert Morgan & Brian Freeman

We speak with Robert Morgan about his new novel The Road from Gap Creek, the follow up to his bestseller Gap Creek. He is a poet and biographer as well as a novelist and is a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and an American Academy of Arts and Letters award.

We also talk with Brian Freeman about his new novel The Cold Nowhere. Among his many novels are Immoral, which won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for the Anthony and Edgar Awards, Spilled Blood and The Bone House.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-03-18.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:56pm CDT

3/11/2014 Morgan Grayce & John P. Davidson

We speak with Morgan Grayce Willow about her new poetry collection Dodge and Scramble. She is the author of many books, including Silk: Meditations on T'ai-Chi Ch'uan, Between, and The Maps are Words - and she has won a Loft-McKnight Award for poetry and Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships in both poetry and prose.

We also talk with John P. Davidson about his new novel The Obedient Assassin. He is also the author of The Long Road North, and he has written for Rolling Stone, GQ, Fortune and Harper's Magazine, among other publications. He also received a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-03-11.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:50pm CDT

3/4/2014 Chang-Rae-Lee & Kate Pettit/Connie Anderson

We speak with Chang-Rae Lee about his new novel On Such A Full Sea. He is the author of Native Speaker, which won the Hemingway/PEN Award for first fiction, A Gesture Life, Aloft, and The Surrendered, which won the Dayton Peace Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

We also talk with Kate Pettit and Connie Anderson about the 11th Annual Bloomington Writers Festival and Book Fair, which will feature Minnesota illustrator and author Nancy Carlson as the Keynote Speaker.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-03-04.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:36pm CDT

2/25 2014 Jennifer Percy & Sarah Pinborough

We speak with Jennifer Percy about her new book Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she received a Truman Capote Fellowship in fiction. She also won a Pushcart Prize and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

We also talk with Sarah Pinborough about her new historical novel Mayhem, about the torso killer who operated in London at the same time as Jack the Ripper. She has written many horror novels and thrillers and has won numerous awards, including the British Fantasy Award, Best Short Story Award and Best Novella.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-02-25.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:29pm CDT

2/11/2014 Mike Hazard & Jonathan Katz

We speak with poet, photographer and video artist Mike Hazard, artist-in-residence at The Center for International Education. His series of videos includes Jim Northrup, Robert Bly, Thomas McGrath, Frederick Manfred, Tiger Jack Rosenbloom and Jerry Rudquist.

We also talk with Jonathan Katz about his new book The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story. He is a journalist who has written for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and now Slate.com. He is also a novelist and has written many books about his relationship with dogs.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-02-11.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:11pm CDT

2/4/2014 Miriam Karmel & Robin Oliveira

We speak with Minnesota author Miriam Karmel about her debut novel Being Esther. She is a widely published journalist and author and her short fiction has won numerous regional prizes.

We also talk with Robin Oliveira about her new historical novel I Always Loved You, which is set in Paris during the rise of impressionism and follows the lives of Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet. She is also the author of the bestselling historical novel My Name is Mary Sutter.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-02-04.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:08pm CDT

1/21/2014 Mary Logue & Nicholas Soutter

We speak with local author Mary Logue about her new book Killer Librarian. She is a poet, editor, teacher and writer who has written the Claire Watkins mystery series, four volumes of poetry and a young adult novel.

We also talk with Nicholas Soutter about his debut science fiction novel The Water Thief, which was awarded the Kirkus Star. The book was written as a response to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and posits a future owned by corporations.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-01-21.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:40pm CDT

1/14/2014 Michael Schumacher & Diane Hammond

We talk with Wisconsin author Michael Schumacher about his new book November's Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913. He has written twelve books, including Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and Wreck of the Carl D.

We also speak with St. Paul author Diane Hammond about her new novel Friday's Harbor, a sequel of sorts to her critically acclaimed and best-selling novel Hannah's Dream. She is also the author of three other novels and she was the publicist for the aquarium that housed Keiko the Killer Whale.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-01-14.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:33pm CDT

1/7/2014 Kate DiCamillo & Kent Nerburn

We speak with Kate DiCamillo about her new book Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. She has just been named the next National Ambassador of Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress. Her novel The Tale of Despereaux won the Newbery Medal and Because of Winn-Dixie was a Newbery Honor Book. Flora & Ulysses is #5 on the NYT Bestsellers List and was longlisted for the National Book Award.

We also speak with Kent Nerburn about his new book The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo. He is a two-time Minnesota Book Award-winner, for Neither Dog Nor Wolf and The Wolf at Twilight and he has written many books about Native American culture and spirituality, including Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-01-07.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:15pm CDT

12/31/2013 Karen Hering & Will Alexander

We speak with Karen Hering about her new book Writing to Wake the Soul, offering a contemplative practice of writing that engages memory and imagination, story and poetry, images and the timeless wisdom of world religions and mythology.

We also speak with Will Alexander about his novel for young readers Goblin Secrets, which won the National Book Award. He is also the author of Ghoulish Song, which, like Goblin Secrets, is set in the magical city of Zombay.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-12-31.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:34pm CDT

Lynette reads poems and headnotes from the 1869 collection Christmas with the Poets, a scholarly collection published in London of the earliest known English poems associated with Christmas up to the 1860s. They include: Anglo Saxon Carols, Boar's Head Carols, In Praise of Ale, several Shakespeare poems and several Holly and Ivy Poems.

We also visit with Amy Tan - a rebroadcast of her interview with Ian, in which she discusses her newest book The Valley of Amazement.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-12-24.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:59pm CDT

We speak with Michael Gruber about his new novel The Return. He is the author of The Good Son, The Book of Air and Shadows, and The Forgery of Venus, among many other works.

We also talk with Oliver Potzsch about his new novel The Ludwig Conspiracy. His Hangman's Daughter books have sold more than half a million copies in English.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-12-17.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm CDT

We talk with Katey Schultz about her new short story collection Flashes of War. She is a recipient of the Linda Flowers Literary Award from the North Carolina Humanities Council and a graduate of the Pacific University MFA in Writing Program.

We also chat with Matt Rasmussen about his new poetry collection Black Aperture, which won the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-12-10.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:46am CDT

12/3/2013 Anne Ursu and Atina Diffley

We speak with Anne Ursu about her new book The Real Boy, which is an Indie Next Pick and was long-listed for the National Book Award. She is also the author of Breadcrumbs, acclaimed as one of the best books of 2011.

We also talk with Atina Diffley about her memoir Turn Here Sweet Corn, which won a Minnesota Book Award. In addition to being an award-winning author, she is an organic farmer-educator, consultant, public speaker and activist.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-12-03.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:55pm CDT

11/26/2013 Andy Sturdevant and Amy Tan

We speak with Andy Sturdevant about his new collection of essays out from Coffee House Press, Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow. He has contributed essays and articles to numerous publications, including Book of Trees and Of Beards and Men.

We also talk with Amy Tan about her new novel The Valley of Amazement. She is the author of many books, including The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses and The Bonesetter's Daughter.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-11-26.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:46pm CDT

11/19/2013 Nicholson Baker and Kurtis Scaletta

We speak with Nicholson Baker about his book Traveling Sprinkler, the follow-up to his 2009 novel The Anthologist. He is the author of many novels and also wrote Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award.

We also speak with Kurtis Scaletta about his new book The Winter of the Robots. He is also the author of the acclaimed novels for young readers Mudville, Mamba Point and The Tanglewood Terror.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-11-19.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:14pm CDT

11/12/2013 Alan DeNiro and Tim Brady

We speak with Alan DeNiro about his book Tyrannia: and Other Renditions. He is also the author of the short story collection Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead, which was a finalist for the Crawford Award.

We also speak with Tim Brady about his new book A Death in San Pietro: The Untold Story of Ernie Pyle, John Huston and the Fight for Purple Heart Valley. He is also the author of Twelve Desperate Miles.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-11-12.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:11pm CDT

11/5/2013 Tim Ward & Swati Avashti

We speak with Tim Ward about his book What the Buddha Never Taught, his bestseller about life in one of the strictest monasteries in Southeast Asia, back in print in a new 20th anniversary edition.

We also talk with Swati Avasthi about her new novel Chasing Shadows. She is also the author of the novel Split, which won many awards, including the 2011 International Reading Association Award.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-11-05comp.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:48pm CDT

10/29/2013 Sara Paretsky & Diane Mullen

We talk with Sara Paretsky about her new novel Critical Mass, the 16th volume in her bestselling and critically acclaimed V.I. Warshawski series. She has won many awards, including being named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

We also speak with local author Diane Mullen about her debut middle grade novel Pieces of a Wreck. In addition to being a writer for young readers and a mentor to young writers, she is a gallery assistant at the Walker Art Center. In addition to being a writer for young readers and a mentor to young writers, she is a gallery assistant at the Walker Art Center.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-10-29.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:25pm CDT