Write On Radio (podcast)

David Unowsky of Subtext Books joins us to speak with Bob Gilbert about his new novel The Shady Elders of Zion, a comedic Minnesota ghost story. He is also the author of Mintwood Place, a novel of romantic suspense.

We then speak with Connie Claire Szarke about her new novel Lady in the Moon, the third novel in her Callie series. She is also the author of Delicate Armor, which was a finalist for a Midwest Book Award, and A Stone for Amer.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-07-05_S.mp3
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We speak with two Minnesota authors: Ann Treacy and Lara Avery. We speak with Ann Treacy about her debut mystery novel for young readers The Search for the Homestead Treasure. She is coeditor of A Book of Grace and her writing has appeared in Lake Superior Magazine and Highlights for Children magazine.

We then speak with Lara Avery about her new young adult novel The Memory Book, which follows a high school senior who is told that she's going to lose her memory and then her life due to a rare genetic disease. She is also the author of A Million Miles Away and Anything but Ordinary.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-06-28_S.mp3
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We speak with Minnesota author Paul Levy about his new book The Fighting Frenchman: Minnesota's Boxing Legend: Scott LeDoux. Paul Levy was a journalist for 35 years and has written for the Star Tribune, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and Mother Jones, among other publications.

We also speak with Tommy Birk about his new legal thriller Zero God. He is the author of Beneath the Rock, a historical novel about wars and their consequences.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-06-21_S.mp3
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We speak with Minnesota author Shawn Otto about his new book The War on Science. He is the cofounder of ScienceDebate.org and also wrote Sins of Our Fathers, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His film House of Sand and Fog was nominated for three Academy Awards.

We also speak with Minneapolis author Peter Geye about his new novel Wintering. He is the author of the acclaimed novels Safe from the Sea and The Lighthouse Road. He received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-06-14_S.mp3
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We speak with Sean Wilsey about his new book More Curious, a collection of essays about people and places that explores curiosity. He is also the author of the memoir Oh the Glory of it All and the co-editor of State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America.

We also speak with Alex Kava about her new novel Breaking Creed. She is the author of the bestselling Maggie O'Dell series and won the 2013 Florida Book Award and the 2014 Nebraska Book Award for her most recent effort in that series, Stranded.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-02-24.mp3
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We speak with Patrick Hicks about his new short story collection The Collector of Names. Patrick Hicks is also the author of The Commandant of Lubizec and seven volumes of poetry, including Adoptable and This London.

We also speak with Stewart O'Nan about his new novel West of Sunset, about the last few years of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life. Stewart O'Nan is also the author of many other works, including The Odds, Snow Angels and Emily, Alone.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-02-10.mp3
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We speak with Christine Rice about her debut novel Swarm Theory. Her stories have appeared in many publications, including the Roanoke Review and Rusted Radishes, and she has written for the Chicago Tribune and Detroit Metro Times, among others.

We also speak with Minnesota author Peter Pearson about his debut picture book How to Eat an Airplane, illustrated by Mircea Catusanu. He earned his MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and has received awards and grants from the Loft Literary Center and the Minnesota State Arts Board, among others.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-06-07_S.mp3
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We speak with Sean Carroll about his new book The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. He is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology and is also the author of From Eternity to Here and The Particle at the End of the Universe. In 2015, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

We also speak with Minnesota poet Gretchen Marquette about her new collection May Day, out from Graywolf Press. Her poetry has appeared in Harper's, the Paris Review and Tin House.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-05-31_S.mp3
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We speak with Stephen Yoch about his debut historical novel Becoming George Washington, a meticulously researched work that examines the life of the young adult who went on to become one of our greatest presidents.

We also speak with Jeffrey Skemp and Lynn Gray about the National Beat Poetry Festival. Jeffrey Skemp is a poet, photographer, performer and videographer whose most recent CD is called Spent. Lynn Gray, a studio art professor at the University of Minnesota, is the author of To Lecture Like a Pop Song and has a CD entitled Humans in Heat.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-09-08.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:58am CDT

We speak with Jack Gantos about his new autobiographical novel The Trouble in Me. He is the author of many books, including Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and Dead End in Norvelt, which won the Newbery Medal - and he's the creator of Rotten Ralph.

We also speak with Caroline Casey of Coffee House Press, one of the editors of Cat is Art Spelled Wrong, an essay collection that asks and answers the question Why can't we stop watching cat videos? and also examines how we decide what is good or bad art.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-09-01.mp3
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