Write On Radio
1/21/2014 Mary Logue & Nicholas Soutter

We speak with local author Mary Logue about her new book Killer Librarian. She is a poet, editor, teacher and writer who has written the Claire Watkins mystery series, four volumes of poetry and a young adult novel.

We also talk with Nicholas Soutter about his debut science fiction novel The Water Thief, which was awarded the Kirkus Star. The book was written as a response to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and posits a future owned by corporations.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-01-21.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:40pm CST

1/14/2014 Michael Schumacher & Diane Hammond

We talk with Wisconsin author Michael Schumacher about his new book November's Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913. He has written twelve books, including Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and Wreck of the Carl D.

We also speak with St. Paul author Diane Hammond about her new novel Friday's Harbor, a sequel of sorts to her critically acclaimed and best-selling novel Hannah's Dream. She is also the author of three other novels and she was the publicist for the aquarium that housed Keiko the Killer Whale.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-01-14.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:33pm CST

1/7/2014 Kate DiCamillo & Kent Nerburn

We speak with Kate DiCamillo about her new book Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. She has just been named the next National Ambassador of Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress. Her novel The Tale of Despereaux won the Newbery Medal and Because of Winn-Dixie was a Newbery Honor Book. Flora & Ulysses is #5 on the NYT Bestsellers List and was longlisted for the National Book Award.

We also speak with Kent Nerburn about his new book The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo. He is a two-time Minnesota Book Award-winner, for Neither Dog Nor Wolf and The Wolf at Twilight and he has written many books about Native American culture and spirituality, including Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-01-07.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:15pm CST

12/31/2013 Karen Hering & Will Alexander

We speak with Karen Hering about her new book Writing to Wake the Soul, offering a contemplative practice of writing that engages memory and imagination, story and poetry, images and the timeless wisdom of world religions and mythology.

We also speak with Will Alexander about his novel for young readers Goblin Secrets, which won the National Book Award. He is also the author of Ghoulish Song, which, like Goblin Secrets, is set in the magical city of Zombay.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-12-31.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:34pm CST

Lynette reads poems and headnotes from the 1869 collection Christmas with the Poets, a scholarly collection published in London of the earliest known English poems associated with Christmas up to the 1860s. They include: Anglo Saxon Carols, Boar's Head Carols, In Praise of Ale, several Shakespeare poems and several Holly and Ivy Poems.

We also visit with Amy Tan - a rebroadcast of her interview with Ian, in which she discusses her newest book The Valley of Amazement.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-12-24.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:59pm CST

We speak with Michael Gruber about his new novel The Return. He is the author of The Good Son, The Book of Air and Shadows, and The Forgery of Venus, among many other works.

We also talk with Oliver Potzsch about his new novel The Ludwig Conspiracy. His Hangman's Daughter books have sold more than half a million copies in English.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-12-17.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm CST

We talk with Katey Schultz about her new short story collection Flashes of War. She is a recipient of the Linda Flowers Literary Award from the North Carolina Humanities Council and a graduate of the Pacific University MFA in Writing Program.

We also chat with Matt Rasmussen about his new poetry collection Black Aperture, which won the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-12-10.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:46am CST

12/3/2013 Anne Ursu and Atina Diffley

We speak with Anne Ursu about her new book The Real Boy, which is an Indie Next Pick and was long-listed for the National Book Award. She is also the author of Breadcrumbs, acclaimed as one of the best books of 2011.

We also talk with Atina Diffley about her memoir Turn Here Sweet Corn, which won a Minnesota Book Award. In addition to being an award-winning author, she is an organic farmer-educator, consultant, public speaker and activist.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-12-03.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:55pm CST

11/26/2013 Andy Sturdevant and Amy Tan

We speak with Andy Sturdevant about his new collection of essays out from Coffee House Press, Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow. He has contributed essays and articles to numerous publications, including Book of Trees and Of Beards and Men.

We also talk with Amy Tan about her new novel The Valley of Amazement. She is the author of many books, including The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses and The Bonesetter's Daughter.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-11-26.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:46pm CST

11/19/2013 Nicholson Baker and Kurtis Scaletta

We speak with Nicholson Baker about his book Traveling Sprinkler, the follow-up to his 2009 novel The Anthologist. He is the author of many novels and also wrote Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award.

We also speak with Kurtis Scaletta about his new book The Winter of the Robots. He is also the author of the acclaimed novels for young readers Mudville, Mamba Point and The Tanglewood Terror.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2013-11-19.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:14pm CST