Write On Radio (podcast)

We speak with Tana French about her new novel The Trespasser, now out in paperback. She is also the author of In the WoodsThe LikenessFaithful PlaceBroken Harbor and The Secret Place. She has won the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony and Barry, the Los Angeles Times Award for best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction.

We also talk with Greg Gardner about his debut thriller In Plain Sight. He is a former U.S. Navy Officer, government consultant, and technology expert who has worked in the aerospace industry, at the Pentagon, and with most federal and many state agencies.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-08-29.mp3
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We speak with Alison Morse about her collection of flash fiction, If You Wave a Chicken Over Your Head. Her poems and prose have appeared in Water~Stone ReviewNatural BridgeRhino, and mnartists.org, among other journals and anthologies. She also won the 2012 Tiferet Fiction Award.

We then talk with Stephanie Chrismon, writing as DC Edwards, about Bright City, a dystopian coming of age urban fantasy. She has an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University, is a participant in the 2016-2017 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose, and was a fellow in the 2015 Emerging Writers’ Mentor Program sponsored by the Givens Foundation for African American Literature.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-08-22.mp3
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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.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-08-01.mp3
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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.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-02-20.mp3
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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.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-01-30.mp3
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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.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-01-16.mp3
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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.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-01-02_1.mp3
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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.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-01-23.mp3
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