Write On Radio

We speak with Belgian author Bob Van Laerhoven about his novel Beaudelaire's Revenge, which won the Hercule Poirot Prize for best crime novel. He is the author of more than 30 books, available in three languages.

We also chat with British author Christie Watson about her new novel Where Women Are Kings. She is also the author of the award-winning and bestselling Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-06-09.mp3
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We speak with Matthew Karanian about his book Historic Armenia: After 100 years. He is also the author of Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide, and he has written several books on Armenia with Robert Kurkjian, including Out of Stone: Armenia & Artsakh.

We also chat with Brian Laidlaw about his first full-length collection of poems The Stuntman, which has a companion album of music. He also released a hybrid poetry/music project called Amoratorium in 2014.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-06-02.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18am CDT

We speak with Loren D. Estleman about his new story collection Detroit is Our Beat: Tales of the Four Horsemen. He is the author of many books, including the Amos Walker series, the Peter Macklin series and the Page Murdock series. He is an authority on both criminal history and the American west, and he has been nominated for the National Book Award.

We also chat with Cheryl Blackford about her new picture book Hungry Coyote, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. She also has a middle-grade novel, Lizzie and the Lost Baby, coming out in January, which we'll discuss.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-05-26.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:54am CDT

Tuesday, April 7th, on Write On! Radio, we speak with CJ Box about his newest Joe Pickett novel Endangered. He is the bestselling author of 14 other Joe Pickett novels, including Cold Wind and Breaking Point as well as four stand-alone novels and a short story collection. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe and Barry Awards.

We also chat with Lisa See about her new novel China Dolls. She is the bestselling author of many other books, including Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy. She was presented with the Organization of Chinese Americans Women's 2001 award as National Woman of the Year.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-04-07.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:31am CDT

We speak with John Renehan about his debut work The Valley, a novel of the war in Afghanistan. He served in the Army's Third Infantry Division as a field artillery officer in Iraq and has also worked as an attorney.

We also chat with Jeane Moore about her new work Zandros in Love, a sexy romantic suspense novel set against a backdrop of big-stakes poker. She has written screenplays and won two major screenwriting fellowships, and she is an experienced earth sciences writer and editor.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-04-14.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:48am CDT

We speak with Twin Cities icon Cathy Wurzer about the book she co-wrote with the late Bruce H. Kramer, We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying. She is a multiple Emmy Award-winning journalist from MPR and TPT's Almanac as well as the author of Tales of the Road: Highway 61.

We also chat with Chris Cander about her new novel Whisper Hollow. She is a teacher, freelance writer and children's book author - and her novel 11 Stories was included in Kirkus's best indie general fiction of 2013.


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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

We speak with Benjamin Percy about his new novel The Dead Lands. He is also the author of the novels Red Moon and The Wilding, and the short story collections The Language of Elk and Refresh, Refresh, which won the Pushcart Prize.

We also chat with Satish P. Jayaraj about the Cracked Walnut reading series. He is the founder and director of the Cracked Walnut Literary Festival and writes in multiple genres with an emphasis on fantasy fiction. He received his MFA from Hamline University. His thesis project, Secret of the Naga Dragons, has metamorphosed into a complete novel and is available online with Amazon's Kindle.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-04-28.mp3
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We speak with poet, performer and publisher Janaka Stucky about his new collection The Truth Is We Are Perfect. He has also authored the collections Your Name Is The Only Freedom and The World Will Deny It For You.

We also chat with Philip Kerr about The Lady from Zagreb, the newest entry in his bestselling Bernie Gunther series. He has written 9 other Bernie Gunther novels and his most recent Field Gray was a finalist for the Edgar Award. He also writes the much-loved YA series Children of the Lamp.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-05-05.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:47pm CDT

We speak with Margi Preus about her new YA novel Enchantment Lake. She is the New York Times bestselling author of books for young readers, including Shadow on the Mountain, West of the Moon (which just won a Minnesota Book Award) and Heart of a Samurai, which won a Newbery Honor and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Children's Literature.

We also chat with Rene Denfeld about her debut novel The Enchanted, which was nominated for the Flaherty-Dunnan fiction prize and which describes the people who visit and live on death row from the point of view of a mute prisoner in a way that is both heartbreaking and uplifting. Rene Denfeld is also the author of the nonfiction books The New Victorians, Kill the Body, The Head Will Fall and All God's Children

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-05-12.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:31pm CDT

We speak with Lin Enger about his novel The High Divide, now out in paperback. He teaches at Minnesota State - Moorhead and is also the author of Undiscovered Country as well as the recipient of a James Michener Award and a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship.

We also chat with Madelon Sprengnether about her new memoir Great River Road. She is a professor at the University of Minnesota and is the author of two prior memoirs, Rivers, Stories, Houses, Dreams, and Crying at the Movies; as well as two previous collections of poetry, The Normal Heart and The Angel of Duluth.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-05-19.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:19pm CDT