Write On Radio (podcast)

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