Write On Radio

We speak with Brian Freeman about his new Jonathan Stride novel Goodbye to the Dead. He is the author of nine previous novels, including Spilled Blood, which won the Best Hardcover Novel Award by the International Thriller Writers organization, The Bone House and The Burying Place. In addition to his Jonathan Stride novels, he writes the Cab Bolton series.

We also chat with our R.T. Rybak about his new memoir Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis. He has lived in Minneapolis his entire life and before becoming mayor, he was a journalist, publisher, Internet strategist and marketing consultant. He is the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, senior advisor to Living Cities, and has taught at the University of Minnesota.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:54pm CDT

We speak with Gary Hart about his new book, The Republic of Conscience. He is a former U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate and the author of 21 books, including his Oxford doctoral dissertation on Jefferson's ideal of the republic.

We also chat with our own Lynette Reini-Grandell, author of the poetry collection Approaching the Gate, and Ian Graham Leask, author of the story collection The Wounded, about Lynette's poetry and Ian's newest work, House of Large Sizes, which will be published this year. And we have a few other surprises in store as well, including a 6:30pm start time this week.

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We speak with Elizabeth Harris about her new novel Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman. She is also the author of the story collection The Ant Generator, which won the John Simmons Prize. Her stories have been published in many magazines, and she taught fiction writing and modern literature at the University of Texas in Austin.

We then speak with Susan Thurston about her debut novel Sister of Grendel, which re-imagines the Beowulf story and posits that Grendel and his sister Rehsotis were not monsters at all but Anathians who were possessed of refined language and intelligence, great physical strength and longevity.

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We air a rebroadcast of an interview with Bob Van Laerhoven about his novel Beaudelaire's Revenge: A Novel. He is the author of more than 30 books published in Dutch, French and English. He won the Hercule Poirot Prize for Beaudelaire's Revenge as well as the USA Best Book Award 2014.

We then rebroadcast an interview with Christie Watson about her novel Where Women are Kings. She is also the author of Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, which won the Costa First Novel Award and the Waverton Good Read Award.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-03-01_S.mp3
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We speak with Kristopher Jansma about his new novel Why We Came to the City. He is the author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, which received an honorable mention for a PEN/Hemingway award. And he won the Sherwood Anderson Award for fiction.

We then speak with Reed Farrell Coleman about his new novel Where It Hurts. He is the author of many series, including the Moe Prager Series and the Gulliver Dowd series. He has won the Anthony, Audie, Barry, Macavity and Shamus Awards, and he has been nominated for the Gumshoe and Edgar Awards.

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We speak with Barry Eisler about his new novel The God's Eye View. He is the author of many essays and novels, including the John Rain series and the Ben Treven series, and they include the bestseller, The Detachment. He spent three years working in a covert position with the CIA and he now works with Human Rights First against torture.

We then speak with Megan Maynor about her debut picture book Ella and Penguin Stick Together, illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet. She has won the Loft's Shabo Award for picture books.

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We speak with Sierra DeMulder about her poetry collection, Today Means Amen. She is an internationally touring performance poet and educator, a two-time National Poetry Slam champion, and the author of two previous poetry collections, The Bones Below and New Shoes on a Dead Horse. She is also the recipient of a 2014 McKnight Fellowship.

We then air a rebroadcast of an interview we conducted with Satish Jayaraj, founder of the Cracked Walnut Reading Series.

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We speak with Mary Austin Speaker and Sam Gould about Beyond Repair, a new bookshop and publishing site located in the Midtown Global Market. Mary Austin Speaker is also a poet and book designer while Sam Gould is the co-founder and editor of Red76, an expanded publication platform.

We then speak with Steve Kemper about his new book, A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham. He is also the author of A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa, and Code Name Ginger.

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We speak with Elizabeth Strout about her new novel, My Name is Lucy Barton. She is also the author of Amy and Isabelle, Abide with Me, Olive Kitteridge, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and The Burgess Boys.

We also speak with Mike Lofgren about his new book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government. He spent 28 years working in Congress and is also the author of the bestseller The Party is Over.

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We speak with Anna George Meek about her newest poetry collection, The Genome Rhapsodies. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, two Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowships, and an Academy of American Poetry Prize. Her first book, Acts of Contortion, won the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and her chapbook Engraved won the Snowbound Chapbook Competition.

We then speak with our own Amy Fladeboe about the Fiction takeover of the January Bosso Poetry Company show. Amy teaches at Normandale and Century Colleges, and her novel-in-progress, Boys Not Yet Men, tells the story of an Albanian refugee who flees a dictatorship for the American Dream. She is also a 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-01-12_S.mp3
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