We speak with Sheila O'Connor about her new novel for young people Keeping Safe the Stars. She is also the author of Where No Gods Came, which won the Minnesota Book Award and the Michigan Award for Literary Fiction, and was selected as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers title.
We also speak with naturalist and poet John Caddy. He is the McKnight Distinguished Artist for 2012, and his book, The Color of Mesabi Bones, won both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Minnesota Book Award. Among his poetry collections are With Mouths Wide Open, Eating the Sting, and Morning Earth: Field Notes in Poetry.