Write On Radio

We speak with Lauren Sanders about her new novel The Book of Love and Hate. She is also the author of the novels Kamikaze Lust, which won a Lambda Literary Award, and With or Without You. Her writing has appeared in various publications, including Bookforum, the American Book Review, and Time Out New York.

We also talk with Stan Kusunoki – a third generation Japanese American writer – about his new poetry collection, Items in the News. He is also the author of the collection 180 Days: Reflections & Observations of a Teacher. He is a teacher, poet, arts advocate and musician who has received many awards, including a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant.

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We speak with Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip, who together comprise the writing team of Michael Stanley, about their new novel Dying to Live, #6 in the Detective Kubu series. It has already received praise from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus as the best one yet. They won the Barry Award and were finalists for an Edgar for Death of the Mantis, and were finalists for an International Thriller Award for Deadly Harvest.

We also talk with Elizabeth Tannen and Michael Kleber-Diggs about the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, which offers creative writing workshops in prisons throughout the state. Elizabeth Tannen is a multi-genre writer, editor and teacher whose work has appeared in many publications, including SlateNPRThe Rumpus and The Morning NewsMichael Kleber-Diggs is an essayist and poet living in St. Paul who has been involved in the Loft’s mentor series in poetry and creative prose.

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We speak with Dan Hendrickson about his new poetry collection Dark Glasses. He is the author of several previous collections under the name Henry Rifle, including Shooting GalleryBullet TrainA Bullet West and Ballistics Train. He has dabbled in standup comedy and script writing, and has been published in The Rake.

We also talk with Dave Page about his new book F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: The Writer & His Friends at Home. A former professor at Inver Hills Community College, he is also the co-author of F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: Toward the Summit, and editor of The Saint Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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We speak with bestselling author Brian Freeman about his new thriller Marathon, a Jonathan Stride novel. He is also the author of the Cab Bolton series and the Frost Easton series, and his books have been published in 46 countries in 20 languages. His novel Spilled Blood won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards, and The Burying Place was a finalist for the same award.

We also talk with Douglas Wood about his new memoir Deep Woods, Wild Waters. His first book, Old Turtle, was named book of the year by the American Booksellers Ass’n. He is also the author of the bestseller, Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth, and the humorous Can’t Do series.

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We speak with author and entertainer Lorna Landvik about her new effort Once in a Blue Moon Lodge, due out in April, the follow-up to her bestseller Patty Jane’s House of Curl. She is also the author of many other books, including Best to LaughAngry Housewives Eating Bon BonsMayor of the Universe and The Tall Pine Polka.

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We speak with Anka Muhlstein about her new book The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels. She is the author of many other books, including LaSalle: Explorer of the North American Frontier, and Baron James: The Rise of the French Rothschilds.

We also talk with David McNally about his new book Mark of an Eagle: How Your Life Changes the World. He is the author of many other books, including Even Eagles Need a Push: Learning to Soar in a Changing World, and Be Your Own Brand.

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We speak with James Stitt about his new novel Rise of the Spring Tide, which was recently named a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in Genre Fiction. He is also the author of Sagar’s Tale. His works explore our mythologies and the intuitive knowledge of the ancients.

We also talk with Carolyn HolbrookMarcie Rendon and Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen about More Than a Single StoryAnh-Hoa Thi Nguyen is a poet, community artist, activist and educator. She is the founder of Pomelo Press and is a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant Winner. Carolyn Holbrook is an adjunct professor of creative writing at Hamline University and is a writer, educator, and long-time advocate for the healing power of the arts. She also won a MN Book Awards Kay Sexton Award. Marcie Rendon, an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation, is a playwright, poet, and freelance writer. Her debut novel is Murder on the Red River.

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We speak with Brian Freeman about his new novel The Night Bird. He is the bestselling author of the Cab Bolton series and the Jonathan Stride series, and his books have been translated into 20 languages. His debut thriller Immoral won the Macavity Award and was a finalist for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony and Barry Awards.

We also talk with Katherine Ludwig about Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age, the book she wrote with Edward D. Hess. Edward Hess is a professor of business administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He has written twelve books on how organizations and individuals can be consistent high performers. Katherine Ludwig is a research, editing and publishing associate at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and previously worked as a lawyer.

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We speak with Hester Young about her new novel The Shimmering Road, Book Two in the Charlie Cates trilogy. She is also the author of The Gates of Evangeline, which received much praise.

We also re-broadcast an interview we conducted with B.A. Shapiro about her new novel The Muralist. She is the author of many books, including the New York Times bestseller The Art Forger, as well as the novels The Safe RoomBlind SpotSee No EvilBlameless, and Shattered Echoes.

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We speak with Sebastian Barry about his new novel Days Without End. He is the author of many novels and plays and has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize – for the novels A Long Long Way and The Secret Scripture. His novel On Canaan’s Side was long-listed for the Man Booker. He is also a poet and one of Ireland’s finest writers.

We also speak with Reed Farrel Coleman about his new novel What You Break, the second in his Gus Murphy series after Where It Hurts. He is the author of 25 novels, including the critically acclaimed Moe Prager series, and has won the Shamus, Barry and Anthony Awards. He also writes the Jesse Stone series for the late Robert B. Parker.

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