Write On Radio

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.

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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
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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
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We speak with members of the Normandale Creative Writing Club, which produces The Paper Lantern, a literary journal featuring the work of Normandale's students. They review, select and edit work collectively before designing the publication. They also host reading events, discuss their own writing and challenge themselves with writing exercises. You can check out The Paper Lantern at http://www.thepaperlantern.org/journal.

We also speak with David J. Linden about his new book Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind. In addition to being a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he is the award-winning author of The Accidental Mind and the New York Times bestseller The Compass of Pleasure.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-02-03.mp3
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We speak with Heather A. Slomski about her debut story collection The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons, winner of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award. She has been awarded a Minnesota State Artist Initiative Grant and a Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant.

We also talk with Cynthia Kraack about her new work of literary fiction The High Cost of Flowers. She is also the author of the Ashwood speculative fiction trilogy and Minnesota Cold, which won a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-01-27.mp3
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We speak with Bernard Cornwell about his newest entry in the Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Tales, The Empty Throne. He is also the author of the Richard Sharpe novels, the Warlord Chronicles, the Grail Quest novels, the Starbuck Chronicles and many other books.

We also talk with #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz, the master of suspense, about the final novel in his Odd Thomas series, Saint Odd. He is also the author of the Frankenstein series and dozens of standalone novels, including Watchers and From the Corner of His Eye, and his books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-01-20.mp3
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We speak with civil rights advocate Jack Rice about his blog In the Cross Hairs. He is a criminal defense attorney and former CIA officer, a journalist and storyteller. He has appeared on CNN, Al Jazeera and MSNBC, and he used to have a show on WCCO radio.

We also rebroadcast an interview with Yann Martel, author of the Man-Booker Prize winning novel Life of Pi, about his novel Beatrice and Virgil, an allegory about the Holocaust.

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We speak with Lee Henschel Jr. about his new novel The Sailing Master - Book One: Coming of Age. His work has appeared in a wide range of magazines and periodicals, and he is the author of Short Stories of Vietnam and the novel Deja Nam.

We also air a rebroadcast of an interview with award-winning author Nicole Krauss, who discusses her recent novel Great House. She also wrote the novels Man Walks Into a Room and The History of Love as well as numerous short stories and essays.

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We speak with Michael Parker about his new novel All I Have in This World. He is the author of seven works of fiction, most recently the critically acclaimed novel The Watery Part of the World. Michael Parker has received many awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

We also speak with our own Steve McEllistrem about the conclusion to his Susquehanna Virus trilogy, The Devereaux Decision. He is also the author of The Devereaux Dilemma, which was a finalist for a 2014 International Book Award, and its acclaimed sequel The Devereaux Disaster. He has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years and has penned numerous works of nonfiction.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-12-30.mp3
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We speak with award-winning author James Carroll about his new effort Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age. James Carroll is the author of eleven novels and six other works of nonfiction, and his memoir An American Requiem won the National Book Award.

We also talk with award-winning writer Shawn Lawrence Otto about his debut novel Sins of Our Fathers. He wrote the screenplay for House of Sand and Fog and also penned Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America, which won a Minnesota Book Award.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-12-23.mp3
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