Guest host Marrie Stone chats with Anna Quindlen about her new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake and Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings.
Please note that Anna’s interview finishes abruptly and Meg’s interview begins mid-stream due to studio recording issues. We apologize for the technical snafu, but the majority of both interviews were captured. Thanks for your patience.
Download audio of Anna Quindlen.
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(Broadcast date: April 24, 2013)
Judith Schwartz, author of Cows Save the Plant (Chelsea Green) came on the show to talk about how cows are not only cute–they are useful in countless ways. They’ve also been much maligned for their methane gassy ways. It’s not so! Listen to find out why. Judy also talked about how her articles about soil and the environment segued to a book length manuscript.
(Broadcast date: May 8, 2013)
Kevin Smokler, author of Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School(Prometheus) during the first half, and during the second half, Peggy Payne, author of Cobalt Blue, and Jillian Lauren, author of Pretty: A Novel.
(Broadcast date: April 10, 2013)
Alison Singh Gee, author of Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, a Prince, and the Search for Home (St. Martin’s Press), and I talk about her new memoir, its genesis, the process of writing the book, and so much more.
(Broadcast date: April 17, 2013)
Novelist Ann Hood, author of The Obituary Writer: A Novel came on the show to talk about her new novel and the art and craft of novel writing.
(Broadcast date: Jan. 25. 2013
Pulitzer prize winning poet Stephen Dunn, author of Here and Now: Poems, discusses poetry, writing, and reads from his newest book. He’s been a favorite of mine since one fateful day around 1981 on a bus in San Francisco. Holding to the strap as the bus lumbered up a hill, I looked up and saw a placard with a Stephen Dunn poem. SF had some sort of transit poetry project going on, and I was forever hooked on Dunn’s poems.
(Broadcast date: Feb. 27, 2013)