Write On Radio (podcast)

We speak with Brian Freeman about his new novel The Night Bird. He is the bestselling author of the Cab Bolton series and the Jonathan Stride series, and his books have been translated into 20 languages. His debut thriller Immoral won the Macavity Award and was a finalist for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony and Barry Awards.

We also talk with Katherine Ludwig about Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age, the book she wrote with Edward D. Hess. Edward Hess is a professor of business administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He has written twelve books on how organizations and individuals can be consistent high performers. Katherine Ludwig is a research, editing and publishing associate at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and previously worked as a lawyer.

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We speak with Hester Young about her new novel The Shimmering Road, Book Two in the Charlie Cates trilogy. She is also the author of The Gates of Evangeline, which received much praise.

We also re-broadcast an interview we conducted with B.A. Shapiro about her new novel The Muralist. She is the author of many books, including the New York Times bestseller The Art Forger, as well as the novels The Safe RoomBlind SpotSee No EvilBlameless, and Shattered Echoes.

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We speak with Sebastian Barry about his new novel Days Without End. He is the author of many novels and plays and has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize – for the novels A Long Long Way and The Secret Scripture. His novel On Canaan’s Side was long-listed for the Man Booker. He is also a poet and one of Ireland’s finest writers.

We also speak with Reed Farrel Coleman about his new novel What You Break, the second in his Gus Murphy series after Where It Hurts. He is the author of 25 novels, including the critically acclaimed Moe Prager series, and has won the Shamus, Barry and Anthony Awards. He also writes the Jesse Stone series for the late Robert B. Parker.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-02-07.mp3
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We speak with Winona State University professor Colette A. Hyman about her new book, Dakota Women’s Work: Creativity, Culture, & Exile, which explores the changes in the lives of Dakota women, starting before the arrival of whites and moving beyond the U.S.-Dakota War. She is also the author of Staging Strikes: Workers’ Theatre and the American Labor Movement.

In the second half of the show, we chat with poet and bestselling author Rita Mae Brown about her newest Mrs. Murphy mystery, The Big Cat Nap. She is the author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series, the Sister Jane series and a number of other novels, including Rubyfruit Jungle. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award for her screenplay writing.

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We speak with author Bart Schneider about his newest Augie Boyer mystery, Nameless Dame: Murder on the Russian River. Bart Schneider was the founding editor of Hungry Mind Review and Speakeasy Magazine, and he has written a collection of poetry as well as four previous novels. He will be reading April 10 at Once Upon a Crime in Minneapolis and April 12 at Micawber’s in St. Paul.

We also chat with surprise guest Jules Nyquist about her poetry and how important it is to support KFAIand Write On! Radio — a unique community-based radio station and a fantastic program unlike any other around the country.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2012-04-03.mp3
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We speak with Jim Walsh about Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes, which details 30 years of pop, funk, and rock and roll, up close and personal. We also talk with him about Gold Experience: Following Prince in the 90s. Both books are currently available from the University of Minnesota Press. Jim Walsh was a reporter for many years with the Pioneer Press.

We then speak with Kim Schultz about Three Days in Damascus: A Memoir. For the past 7 years, she has been promoting the art of displaced Iraqi artists – and she turned their stories and her own into a critically acclaimed play – No Place Called Home: This Isn't Supposed to be a Love Story.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2017-01-31.mp3
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We speak with award-winning author Lesley Nneka Arimah about her story collection, What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky. She is also the author of the upcoming The Children of Bones

We also talk with Phaedra Patrick about her new novel Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone. She is the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, which has been published in 20 languages.

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We speak with Arlo Hennings about his new memoir Guitarlo, which details a decades-long journey with connections to people like Alan Ginsburg and Hunter S. Thompson. His teenage years were spent in Minnesota and he now resides in Indonesia

We also talk with Greg Hewitt about his new poetry collection Blindsight. He is also the author of the acclaimed collections darkacreThe Eros ConspiracyRed Suburb, and To Collect the Flesh. In addition to being a poet, he is a professor of English at Carleton College.

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We speak with Andrew DeYoung about his debut novel The Exo Project, in which 17-year-old Matthew has a choice to live out his days on a doomed Earth or leave his family forever to seek out a new home for humankind. 

We also talk with Jane Hamilton about her new novel The Excellent Lombards. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction, and The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World were both chosen as Oprah book club picks and were made into movies

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We speak with artist and author Brandon Graham about his novels Good for Nothing and Missing People. His first short story was published in Pleiades in 1990, and he has published poems and prose in literary journal. 

We also talk with Alex George about his new novel Setting Free the Kites, a story of the complexities of adolescence. He is also the author of the bestselling novel A Good American. 

 
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