We speak with Joanne Rocklin about her new middle grade novel The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, which won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite for Fiction and a Parents' Choice Gold Award. She is the author of many middle grade novels.
We also chat with Lyndsay Faye about her new historical novel Seven for a Secret. She is also the author of The Gods of Gotham, which was nominated for an Edgar Award, and Dust and Shadow.
We talk with Edwidge Danticat about her new book Claire of the Sea Light. She is the author of the acclaimed novel Breath, Eyes, Memory, and her story collection Krik? Krak! was nominated for the National Book Award.
We also speak with Nancy Stancill about her new novel Saving Texas, about a journalist who opens up a plot within the Texan secessionist movement.
We talk with Bob Shacochis about his new novel The Woman Who Lost Her Soul. He is also the author of Easy in the Islands, which won a National Book Award, Swimming in the Volcano, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and The Next New World, among other works.
We also speak with Lisa Bullard about her new novel for young readers Turn Left at the Cow. She is the award-winning author of many picture books and nonfiction titles for children.
We talk with Jonathan Friesen about his new young adult novel Aquifer. He is also the author of Rush, The Last Martin, Aldo's Fantastical Movie Palace and Jerk, California.
We also speak with Sharon Chmielarz about her new poetry collection Love from the Yellowstone Trail. She is the author of many other books, including The Other Mozart, The Rhubarb King, Calling and But I Won't Go Out in a Boat.
We talk with Sara Paretsky about her new novel Critical Mass, the 16th volume in her bestselling and critically acclaimed V.I. Warshawski series. She has won many awards, including being named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.
We also speak with local author Diane Mullen about her debut middle grade novel Pieces of a Wreck. In addition to being a writer for young readers and a mentor to young writers, she is a gallery assistant at the Walker Art Center.