Joining us this week is Lisa See, who talks about her newest novel, Dreams of Joy, recently chosen as Time magazine’s best pick for the summer. Lisa See is the author of several other novels, including Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and Shanghai Girls.
We also talk with Dan Morrison, author of The Black Nile: One Man’s Amazing Journey through Peace and War on the World’s Longest River. Kevin Sites has called The Black Nile Part On the Road, part Fear and Loathing in Africa, Dan Morrison takes us with him on his journey down the Nile — teaching us, by example, to be explorers of both the world and ourselves.”
We talk with Lynn Cullen about her new historical novel Reign of Madness. She is also the author of The Creation of Eve, named among the best fiction books of 2010 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and an April 2010 Indie Next Pick.
Also joining us is local author and former television producer Julie Kramer, whose books include Stalking Susan, Missing Mark and Silencing Sam. She’ll be discussing her newest Riley Spartz novel Killing Kate.
Our Tuesday, August 16th show is devoted to the legacy of Roy McBride, a bodhisattva and bardic poet who brought diverse communities of writers in the Twin Cities and beyond together over a career that spanned more than four decades.
Our guests Jeannie Piekos, Louis Alemayehu, Susu Jeffrey, and e.g. bailey talk about Roy McBride’s work and his continuing influence on the local writing community.
Lev Grossman talks with us about his fantasy novel The Magician King. Lev is the senior writer for Time Magazine as well as its book critic, and The Magician King is the sequel to The Magicians, which was a New York Times bestseller.
Also joining us is Antonia Felix, whose book Sonia Sotomayer: The True American Dream has just been released in paperback. Booklist has declared it necessary reading.
Robert Olen Butler joins us to talk about his newest novel, A Small Hotel, a story that interweaves two accounts of a failed marriage. Robert Olen Butler is the author of several other books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain.
Also joining us is Pamela Cory, who will discuss her debut novel Hassie Calhoun, which was a finalist for literary fiction at the 2011 International Book Awards.