We speak with Minnesota author Miriam Karmel about her debut novel Being Esther. She is a widely published journalist and author and her short fiction has won numerous regional prizes.
We also talk with Robin Oliveira about her new historical novel I Always Loved You, which is set in Paris during the rise of impressionism and follows the lives of Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet. She is also the author of the bestselling historical novel My Name is Mary Sutter.
We speak with poet, photographer and video artist Mike Hazard, artist-in-residence at The Center for International Education. His series of videos includes Jim Northrup, Robert Bly, Thomas McGrath, Frederick Manfred, Tiger Jack Rosenbloom and Jerry Rudquist.
We also talk with Jonathan Katz about his new book The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story. He is a journalist who has written for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and now Slate.com. He is also a novelist and has written many books about his relationship with dogs.
We speak with Jennifer Percy about her new book Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she received a Truman Capote Fellowship in fiction. She also won a Pushcart Prize and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.