Beth Kephart, author of Handling the Truth (Gotham), talks about writing memoir. She’s the author of five memoirs, is a National Book Award Finalist, and a moving writer. If anyone knows about the memoir form, it’s Beth.
(Broadcast date: Oct. 16, 2013)
Novelist Dara Horn and poet Gary Soto talk with guest host Nicole Nelson on the show.
(Broadcast date: Sept. 25, 2013)
Memoirist Beverly Donofrio, author of Astonished, Riding in Cars with Boys, and Looking for Mary came on the show to primarily discuss her latest, Astonished.
One highlight: When an editor bought Riding in Cars with Boys, she visited him in his office. He started talking to her about her memoir, but she said no, no, she had written a novel. “I can’t sell a novel,” he said. “I can sell a memoir.” Donofrio hemmed and hawed a lil bit, then said, Well, okay, I didn’t make anything up.
Donofrio is a memoirist through and through. Very entertaining, especially difficult to do when telling a story about being raped after 50 and the journey it led her on.
(Broadcast date: Sept. 18, 2013)
Gregg Hurwitz, author of Tell No Lies, is my guest for the entire show. He talks about writing suspense fiction, and his latest novel, Tell No Lies.
(Broadcast date: Sept. 4, 2013)
Marrie Stone talks with short story writer Said Sayrafiezadeh about his latest collection, Brief Encounters with the Enemy. In the second half hour, C.E. Poverman discusses his novel, Love by Drowning. (There is a brief delay in the second half, as the interview starts a little late. Stay tuned.)
(Broadcast date: August 28, 2013)
Jenny Milchman, author of the suspense novel, Cover of Snow, came on the show to talk about her debut novel (but the 8th one she wrote), perseverance, and suspense writing.
(Broadcast date: August 14, 2013)