Write On Radio

We speak with Kathleen Glasgow about her debut novel Girl in Pieces, a portrait of a teenage girl on the verge of losing herself and the journey she must take to survive in her own skin.

We then talk with Elizabeth Tannen and Michael Kleber-Diggs about the reading series: Five Writers, Five Minutes, Five Watt at Five Watt Coffee in South Minneapolis.

Elizabeth Tannen is a writer and teacher, as well as the founder and curator of the reading series: Five Writers, Five Minutes, Five Watt at Five Watt Coffee in South Minneapolis. Her poems, essays and stories have appeared in or will be featured in various publications, including Copper Nickel, Front Porch, The Rumpus, Salon and Southern Humanities Review. This year she is a Loft Mentor Series Award Winner in Poetry.

Michael Kleber-Diggs is a poet and essayist. He was a 2015 Fellow with the Givens Foundation for African-American Literature and a 2015-2016 winner of the Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose. His work has appeared in Water~Stone Review and elsewhere.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-09-13_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:53pm CDT

We speak with Tim Applegate about his debut novel Fever Tree. He is the author of the poetry collections At the End of the Day, Drydock, and Blueprints. His poetry, essays and short fiction have appeared in many publications, including The Florida Review and Lake Effect.

We then talk with David Culberson about his new novel Alterio’s Motive. He spent decades living and mixing with the cultures of the Caribbean, Mexico and Lake Superior, where he pioneered sustainable development and built several low-impact resort properties. He is also the author of the novel Back Time on Love City: The Carnival Never Stopped.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-10-04_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:22pm CDT

We speak with Edward Hirsch about The Best American Poetry 2016. Edward Hirsch has published 9 books of poems, including The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems; and Gabriel: A Poem. He has also published five prose books about poetry, including How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry.

We then talk with Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew about her new novel Hannah, Delivered. She is also the author of Living Revision: Opening the Writer’s Art, Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Spiritual Memoir; Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir; and On the Threshold: Home, Hardwood, and Holiness.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-09-27_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:20pm CDT

We speak with Thom Sandberg about his debut novel Lylian: Lost Land of the Lytles, loosely based on the Lake Harriet elf. He is a long-time advertising creative and has worked in Minneapolis, London, Istanbul and Tokyo.

We then talk with Mark Levine about the publishing business. He is the founder of Hillcrest Media and was also one of the founders of Click Media. In addition, he is the author of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing and two novels.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-09-06_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:35am CDT

We speak with Cecily von Ziegesar about her new novel Dark Horses. She is the author of the bestselling Gossip Girl series, which was made into a television show, and also assisted on the series The It Girl.

We then talk with Joseph Finder about his new novel, Guilty Minds. He is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve previous novels, including The Fixer, Paranoia, High Crimes, Buried Secrets and Killer Instinct, which won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-08-30_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:24am CDT

We speak with Hasan Namir about his debut novel God in Pink, which is set in Iraq in 2003 and which won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction.

We also talk with Bonnie MacBird - @macbird - about her debut novel, Art in the Blood, a Sherlock Holmes Adventure. She wrote the movie Tron with Steve Lisberger and worked in Hollywood as a producer, screenwriter, actress and playwright. Her work has garnered many awards, including three Emmy Awards. She teaches screenwriting at UCLA Extension.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-08-23_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:22am CDT

We speak with Tracy Barone about her debut novel Happy Family. She earned her MFA in dramatic writing at NYU and has worked as a screenwriter and playwright. She has worked on and produced a number of films, including Ali and Men in Black.

We also speak with Gerry Schmitt about her new novel, an Afton Tangler thriller called Little Girl Gone. She is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 35 mysteries, including the tea shop, scrapbooking and Cackleberry Club mysteries written under the name Laura Childs.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-08-16_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:30pm CDT

We speak with Sun Yung Shin and David Grant about A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. Sun Yung Shin is the author of Unbearable Splendor and the poetry collections Rough, and Savage and Skirt Full of Black. David Grant has written drama for the stage, film and television – and has written on racial bias in the justice system and racial disparities in the health care system for the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Legislature.

We also speak with Daniel Silva about his newest Gabriel Allon bestseller The Black Widow. He is the author of 18 other books, including The English Spy, The Kill Artist, A Death in Vienna, Portrait of a Spy and The English Assassin. His books are published in 30 countries and he serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-08-09_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:28pm CDT

We speak with Steve Werle, who will be discussing his book Stassen Again, out from the Minnesota Historical Society Press. He is also the author of An American Gothic: The Life & Times & Legacy of William Gates LeDuc.

We also chat with Gary Lindberg about writing and publishing. He is the #1 bestselling author of The Shekinah Legacy, Ollie's Cloud, Sons of Zadok, and Deeper and Deeper. In addition, he is one of the principals of Calumet Editions/Wisdom Editions – a Minnesota publishing house based in Chanhassen.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-08-02_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:24am CDT

We speak with Jay Parini about his newly released volume of poems, New and Collected Poems, 1975-2015. He is also the author of The Last Station, made into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer, as well as many other novels and biographies, including his most recent, Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal.

We also speak with Dylan Hicks about his new novel Amateurs. He is a singer-songwriter and novelist from Minneapolis, whose first novel, Boarded Windows, was released with a companion album, Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-07-19_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:22am CDT