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Syndication

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

It's an all science fiction show. First, we speak with William Gibson about his new novel The Peripheral. He is also the author of many other works, including Neuromancer, which won the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Memorial Awards, and the Bridge trilogy.

Next, we talk with acclaimed sci fi author John Scalzi about his new novel Lock In. He is also the author of Old Man's War and Redshirts, which won a Hugo Award, and many other works, including the bestsellers The Last Colony and Fuzzy Nation.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-12-02.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:45 PM

We speak with Lev Grossman about the conclusion to his New York Times bestselling fantasy trilogy - Magician's Land, which also includes The Magicians and The Magician King. He is additionally the author of the novel Codex and is the book critic for Time Magazine.

We also talk with Geoffrey Saign about his new fantasy for middle grade readers Whipeye. He has worked in special education for more than 20 years and won the Shabo Award in 2010. He is also the author of The Great Apes, The African Cats and Green Essentials: What You Need to Know About the Environment.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-11-25.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:57 PM

We talk with Aaron Isaacs about his new book Twin Ports by Trolley. He edits Tourists Railroads and Railway Museums Magazine and is also the author of Trackside Around the Twin Cities and The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.

We also reprise a broadcast of an interview with Nicholson Baker, who discusses his novel Traveling Sprinkler. He is the author of 13 books, including The Anthologist, which also featured the protagonist Paul Chowder, and Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-11-18.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:07 PM

We speak with acclaimed Northern Irish author Stuart Neville about his new book The Final Silence. He is also the author of Collusion, Stolen Souls, Ratlines and The Twelve, which was published in the United States as The Ghosts of Belfast.

We also talk with poet and children's author Joyce Sidman about her new book Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold. She is also the author of Dark Emperor: Poems of the Night, which won a Newbery Honor, and Songs of the Water Boatman, which won a Caldecott Honor, as well as many other books.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-11-04.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:35 AM

We speak with Steven Jacques about his new novel Advance Man. He is a former advance man for political campaigns and served as a political appointee for three Administrations.

We also talk with historian and paranormal investigator Adrian Lee about ghosts and haunted buildings. He is the author of Mysterious Minnesota - Digging Up the Ghostly Past at 13 Haunted Sites and Tales from a Pioneer Town - the Earliest Stories of Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-10-28.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:28 AM

We speak with Carrie Mesrobian about her new young adult novel Perfectly Good White Boy. She is also the author of Sex & Violence, which won numerous awards, including a Minnesota Book Award.

We also talk with Becca Barniskis about her new chapbook Mimi and Xavier Star in a Museum That Fits Entirely in One's Pocket. She is joined by musicians Nick Jaffe and Anthony Cox, and by visual artist Laurie Brink. Her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from numerous journals, among them Handsome, Mid-American Review, Conduit, Blackbird and the Northwest Review.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-10-21.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:21 AM

We speak with Paul Oliver about Get Carter, which has just been republished in the United States. Get Carter was written by Ted Lewis and was made into two movies over the years. It is considered a major influence on the noir school of English crime fiction.

We also talk with J. Otis Powell about Pieces of Sky. J. Otis Powell is one of the founders of Write On! Radio and he has received many awards for his work, including a Loft Creative Nonfiction Award and several Jerome Grants. He is also the author of Theology and My Tongue Has No Bone. His writing has appeared in many publications.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-10-14.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:06 AM

We speak with Dr. Jay Cohn about his new book Saving Sam: Drugs, Race, and Discovering the Secrets of Heart Disease - a memoir about his involvement in the development of BiDil, which is aimed at the treatment of heart failure in black patients.

We also talk with Eric Lorberer from Rain Taxi about the upcoming Twin Cities Book Festival at the Progress Center of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 11th. Many of us Write On! Radio folks will be there.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-10-07.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:14 PM

We speak with Marlon James about his new novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. He is also the author of The Book of Night Women, which won a Minnesota Book Award, and John Crow's Devil.

We also talk with our very own Lynette Reini-Grandell about her new poetry collection Approaching the Gate. Her poem "Radio Girls" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she has received grants from the Finlandia Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2014-09-30.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:06 PM