Write On Radio (podcast)

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