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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
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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
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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: 9:50 PM

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: 8:36 PM

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: 8:29 PM

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: 5:11 AM

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: 5:08 AM

We speak with local author Mary Logue about her new book Killer Librarian. She is a poet, editor, teacher and writer who has written the Claire Watkins mystery series, four volumes of poetry and a young adult novel.

We also talk with Nicholas Soutter about his debut science fiction novel The Water Thief, which was awarded the Kirkus Star. The book was written as a response to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and posits a future owned by corporations.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-01-21.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:40 PM

We talk with Wisconsin author Michael Schumacher about his new book November's Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913. He has written twelve books, including Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and Wreck of the Carl D.

We also speak with St. Paul author Diane Hammond about her new novel Friday's Harbor, a sequel of sorts to her critically acclaimed and best-selling novel Hannah's Dream. She is also the author of three other novels and she was the publicist for the aquarium that housed Keiko the Killer Whale.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-01-14.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:33 PM

We speak with Kate DiCamillo about her new book Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. She has just been named the next National Ambassador of Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress. Her novel The Tale of Despereaux won the Newbery Medal and Because of Winn-Dixie was a Newbery Honor Book. Flora & Ulysses is #5 on the NYT Bestsellers List and was longlisted for the National Book Award.

We also speak with Kent Nerburn about his new book The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo. He is a two-time Minnesota Book Award-winner, for Neither Dog Nor Wolf and The Wolf at Twilight and he has written many books about Native American culture and spirituality, including Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-01-07.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:15 PM