Write On Radio

We speak with Kristopher Jansma about his new novel Why We Came to the City. He is the author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, which received an honorable mention for a PEN/Hemingway award. And he won the Sherwood Anderson Award for fiction.

We then speak with Reed Farrell Coleman about his new novel Where It Hurts. He is the author of many series, including the Moe Prager Series and the Gulliver Dowd series. He has won the Anthony, Audie, Barry, Macavity and Shamus Awards, and he has been nominated for the Gumshoe and Edgar Awards.

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We speak with Barry Eisler about his new novel The God's Eye View. He is the author of many essays and novels, including the John Rain series and the Ben Treven series, and they include the bestseller, The Detachment. He spent three years working in a covert position with the CIA and he now works with Human Rights First against torture.

We then speak with Megan Maynor about her debut picture book Ella and Penguin Stick Together, illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet. She has won the Loft's Shabo Award for picture books.

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We speak with Sierra DeMulder about her poetry collection, Today Means Amen. She is an internationally touring performance poet and educator, a two-time National Poetry Slam champion, and the author of two previous poetry collections, The Bones Below and New Shoes on a Dead Horse. She is also the recipient of a 2014 McKnight Fellowship.

We then air a rebroadcast of an interview we conducted with Satish Jayaraj, founder of the Cracked Walnut Reading Series.

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We speak with Mary Austin Speaker and Sam Gould about Beyond Repair, a new bookshop and publishing site located in the Midtown Global Market. Mary Austin Speaker is also a poet and book designer while Sam Gould is the co-founder and editor of Red76, an expanded publication platform.

We then speak with Steve Kemper about his new book, A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham. He is also the author of A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa, and Code Name Ginger.

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We speak with Elizabeth Strout about her new novel, My Name is Lucy Barton. She is also the author of Amy and Isabelle, Abide with Me, Olive Kitteridge, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and The Burgess Boys.

We also speak with Mike Lofgren about his new book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government. He spent 28 years working in Congress and is also the author of the bestseller The Party is Over.

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We speak with Anna George Meek about her newest poetry collection, The Genome Rhapsodies. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, two Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowships, and an Academy of American Poetry Prize. Her first book, Acts of Contortion, won the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and her chapbook Engraved won the Snowbound Chapbook Competition.

We then speak with our own Amy Fladeboe about the Fiction takeover of the January Bosso Poetry Company show. Amy teaches at Normandale and Century Colleges, and her novel-in-progress, Boys Not Yet Men, tells the story of an Albanian refugee who flees a dictatorship for the American Dream. She is also a 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-01-12_S.mp3
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We speak with Dean Koontz about his newest effort Ashley Bell: A Novel. He is the author of many bestsellers, including the Odd Thomas series, the Frankenstein series and many, many stand-alone novels, including Whispers, Watchers, Demon Seed and Strangers. His books have been published in 38 languages.

We then air a rebroadcast of an interview we conducted with Mitch Albom about his new novel The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. He is the bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie, Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day and First Phone Call from Heaven, among others.

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We speak with Robert Crais about his new Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel The Promise. He is the author of 20 novels, including Sunset Express, Suspect and Taken. He has won the Barry, Anthony, Macavity and Shamus Awards, and in 2010, he was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

We then speak with B.A. Shapiro about her new novel The Muralist. She is also the author of six previous novels: The Art Forger, The Safe Room, See No Evil, Blameless, Shattered Echoes and Blindspot as well as the nonfiction work The Big Squeeze and four screenplays.

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We speak with Mitch Albom about his new book The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. He is also the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Time Keeper, For One More Day, First Phone Call from Heaven and Have a Little Faith.

We then speak with Sherry Roberts about her new book Down Dog Diary. She is also the author of Book of Mercy, Maud's House and WriteTips. In addition, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and is the chair of the Midwest Book Awards.

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We speak with Adam Makos about his new book Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice, which explores the life of the first black Navy pilot and the friend who tried to rescue him when he was shot down in the mountains during the Korean War. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller A Higher Call.

We then speak with Shannon Gibney about her young adult novel-in-progress, Lone Star, and the cultural experience in Minnesota of African Americans and African immigrants.  Shannon Gibney is also the author of the young adult novel, See No Color, and a memoir-in-progress Love Across the Middle Passage: Making an African/African American Family.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-12-01.mp3
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