On this episode of Write On! Radio, Liz talks with Peter Bognanni about his latest work This Book Is Not Yet Rated
. This Book Is Not Yet Rated
is about growing up, letting go, and realizing love hides in plain view–in the places that shape us, the people who raise us, the first loves who leave us, and the lives that fade in and fade out all around us. Peter Bognanni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel, The House of Tomorrow
, won the LA Times award for first fiction and the ALA Alex Award and has been adapted into a feature film. He teaches creative writing at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Also, Lynette speaks with Mary Sharratt about her novel Ecstasy
. Part cautionary tale and part triumph of the feminist spirit, Ecstasy
reveals the true life Alma Mahler: composer, author, daughter, sister, mother, wife, lover, and muse. Mary’s articles and essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal
, The Huffington Post
, Publisher’s Weekly
, Minnesota Magazine
, and Historical Novels Review
. When she isn’t writing, she’s usually riding her spirited Welsh mare through the Lancashire countryside.
On Tuesday February 19th, Josh talks with Jenny Rogneby
about the release of her latest book in the Leona Lindberg series Any Means Necessary
. In the highly anticipated sequel to Leona: The Die Is Cast
, a corrupt detective deals with the emotional fallout of her actions while investigating a terrorist attack in the heart of Stockholm. Jenny grew up in northern Sweden, studied criminology at Stockholm University, and became an investigator in the Stockholm City Police Department. Her work inspired her to start writing and she formed the character of Leona, a criminal investigator with a dark past whose actions challenge social norms.
Anna speaks with Joanna Hathaway
about her book Dark of the West
. A pilot raised in revolution. A princess raised in a palace. A world on the brink of war. Dark of the West
is a “…novel of court intrigue and action-packed military adventure,”and a breathtaking YA fantasy debut–first in the Glass Alliance series. Hathaway was born in Montréal and is an avid storyteller who was inspired to write after reading her great-grandfather’s memoirs of the First World War.
On Tuesday February 12th, Anna will be talking with Lauren Groff
about her most recent short-story collection Florida
. In her vigorous and moving new work, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling and intelligence to a world in which storms, snakes, and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats and mysteries are of a human, emotional, and psychological nature. Lauren Groff is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, The Monsters of Templeton
, and Fates and Furies
, and the short story collection Delicate Edible Birds
. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the LA Times Book Prize
Josh talks with Cal Newport
to talk about his latest book Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World.
the bestselling author of Deep Work
introduces a philosophy for technology drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers. Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude