Write On Radio
4/15/2014 Mary Casanova & Joe Pickett

We speak with Minnesota author Mary Casanova about two new books, Riot and Curse of a Winter Moon. Riot examines the labor dispute in International Falls in 1989, while Curse of a Winter Moon is set in 16th-century France. Mary Casanova has won many awards for her children's books.

We also talk with New York Times bestselling author CJ Box about his newest Joe Pickett novel Stone Cold. CJ Box has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe and Barry Awards, among many others, and his books have been translated into 27 languages.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-04-15.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:27pm CST

4/8/2014 Josh Ostergaard & Pledge Drive

We speak with local author Josh Ostergaard about his new book The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes from Left Field, which uses baseball as a symbol of American Empire.

We also talk about how we got involved with Write On! Radio, what we're writing now and some of our favorite guests of the past year.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-04-08.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:16pm CST

4/1/2014 MN Prison Writing Workshop & Patrick Hicks

We speak with Jennifer Bowen Hicks and Scott Dominic Carpenter, author of Theory of Remainders, about the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, which was founded in 2011 by Jennifer Bowen Hicks.

We also talk with Patrick Hicks about his new novel The Commandant of Lubizec. He is a poet and author, who has four poetry collections, three chapbooks, a non-fiction work and the novel The Collector of Names.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-04-01.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:11pm CST

3/25/2014 Cullen Bailey-Burns & Nicole Helget

We speak with Minnesota author and teacher Cullen Bailey Burns about her new book Slip. She is also the author of Paper Boat, which was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in poetry.

We also talk with Nicole Helget, another Minnesota author, about her new novel Stillwater, which details the lives of abandoned twins in Stillwater's early years. She is also the author of The Turtle Catcher, about life in a rural Minnesota town before, during and after WWI.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-03-25.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:37am CST

3/18/2104 Robert Morgan & Brian Freeman

We speak with Robert Morgan about his new novel The Road from Gap Creek, the follow up to his bestseller Gap Creek. He is a poet and biographer as well as a novelist and is a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and an American Academy of Arts and Letters award.

We also talk with Brian Freeman about his new novel The Cold Nowhere. Among his many novels are Immoral, which won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for the Anthony and Edgar Awards, Spilled Blood and The Bone House.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-03-18.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:56pm CST

3/11/2014 Morgan Grayce & John P. Davidson

We speak with Morgan Grayce Willow about her new poetry collection Dodge and Scramble. She is the author of many books, including Silk: Meditations on T'ai-Chi Ch'uan, Between, and The Maps are Words - and she has won a Loft-McKnight Award for poetry and Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships in both poetry and prose.

We also talk with John P. Davidson about his new novel The Obedient Assassin. He is also the author of The Long Road North, and he has written for Rolling Stone, GQ, Fortune and Harper's Magazine, among other publications. He also received a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-03-11.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:50pm CST

3/4/2014 Chang-Rae-Lee & Kate Pettit/Connie Anderson

We speak with Chang-Rae Lee about his new novel On Such A Full Sea. He is the author of Native Speaker, which won the Hemingway/PEN Award for first fiction, A Gesture Life, Aloft, and The Surrendered, which won the Dayton Peace Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

We also talk with Kate Pettit and Connie Anderson about the 11th Annual Bloomington Writers Festival and Book Fair, which will feature Minnesota illustrator and author Nancy Carlson as the Keynote Speaker.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-03-04.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:36pm CST

2/25 2014 Jennifer Percy & Sarah Pinborough

We speak with Jennifer Percy about her new book Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she received a Truman Capote Fellowship in fiction. She also won a Pushcart Prize and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

We also talk with Sarah Pinborough about her new historical novel Mayhem, about the torso killer who operated in London at the same time as Jack the Ripper. She has written many horror novels and thrillers and has won numerous awards, including the British Fantasy Award, Best Short Story Award and Best Novella.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-02-25.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:29pm CST

2/11/2014 Mike Hazard & Jonathan Katz

We speak with poet, photographer and video artist Mike Hazard, artist-in-residence at The Center for International Education. His series of videos includes Jim Northrup, Robert Bly, Thomas McGrath, Frederick Manfred, Tiger Jack Rosenbloom and Jerry Rudquist.

We also talk with Jonathan Katz about his new book The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story. He is a journalist who has written for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and now Slate.com. He is also a novelist and has written many books about his relationship with dogs.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-02-11.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:11pm CST

2/4/2014 Miriam Karmel & Robin Oliveira

We speak with Minnesota author Miriam Karmel about her debut novel Being Esther. She is a widely published journalist and author and her short fiction has won numerous regional prizes.

We also talk with Robin Oliveira about her new historical novel I Always Loved You, which is set in Paris during the rise of impressionism and follows the lives of Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet. She is also the author of the bestselling historical novel My Name is Mary Sutter.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-02-04.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:08pm CST