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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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:04 PM

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:46 PM

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:44 PM

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.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-01-13.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:42 PM

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.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-01-06.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:03 AM

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:28 AM

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:55 AM

We speak with Alison Hawthorne Deming about her new book Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit. She is the author of four collections of poetry and four works of nonfiction. Science and Other Poems was selected for the Walt Whitman Award and The Edges of the Civilized World was a finalist for the PEN Center West Award.

We also talk with Brad Zellar about his new novel House of Coates, with photography by Alec Soth. Brad Zellar is the author of Suburban World: The Norling Photos, The 1968 Project and Conductors of the Moving World. Alec Soth has published over a dozen books, including Sleeping by the Mississippi, Niagara and The Last Days of W.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-12-16.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:41 AM

We speak with Diane Ackerman about her new book The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us. She is the bestselling author of The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses, among many other books, and she has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

We also talk with Minnesota author Norman Draper about his debut novel Backyard, which satirizes suburbia. He spent 35 years as a newspaper reporter in Minneapolis, Colorado and Mississippi. He is currently at work on the follow-up to Backyard.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-12-09.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:14 AM

We celebrate Veterans Day by speaking with Tom Newman about his book Just War: A Soldier's Revelation, which follows his experiences as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He is also the author of A Brief History of the Bible.

We also talk with J.A. Moad, who has served as a professor of War Literature at the US Air Force Academy and who has been a fiction editor for the War, Literature & the Arts Journal. He recently started a program to make October Veterans' Voices Month across the country.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-11-11.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:34 PM

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