Daily Archives: December 14, 2013

Memoirist Russell Shorto on Writers on Writing

Russell Shorto, author of Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob (Norton), and I talk about the art, craft, and business of writing memoir, especially when you had no intention of doing so. Shorto is the author of the bestselling The Island at the Center of the World, Amsterdam, and Revolution Song.

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  (Broadcast date: March 24, 2021)

Katherine Seligman, author of At the Edge of the Haight, on Writers on Writing

Katherine Seligman is a journalist and author in San Francisco. As a reporter, she’s
focused on social issues, from homelessness, mental health and end of
life issues to the city’s boom and bust cycles. But she’s also written
about everything else, from self-appointed graffiti curators, urban
coyotes and embryonic sex selection to what her kids learned growing up
in Haight Ashbury.

Katherine joins me to talk about her novel, At the Edge of the Haight, as well as writing, craft, and process.

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(Broadcast date: February 17, 2021)

“Queen of noir” author Vicki Hendricks

Vicki Hendricks, called the “Queen of Noir,” is my guest for the entire hour. Hendricks’s novels include Miami Purity, Iguana Love, and Cruel Poetry. She also has a story in Miami Noir (Akashic) and other noir anthologies.

(Broadcast date: January 20, 2021)
Musical intro and outro and interludes by Travis Barrett. Find him on Spotify.