Originally aired April 6, 2021
Liz opens the show by welcoming Eric M. Johnson on air to discuss his new novel, Whenever a Happy Thing Falls, which follows a young literature student forced by his father into the seedy world of elite investment banking.
After the break, the Write On Gang revisits a favorite legacy interview with Tana French, Dublin’s internationally legendary thriller author.
Originally aired March 23, 2021
WOR’s poetry powerhouse, Dave, opens the show by bringing Patrick Cabello Hansel to discuss his newest collection, Quitting Time, which delivers a meaningful family story spanning from the Great Depression through the World Wars and beyond in powerful verse.
After the break, Liz re-connects with local music-writing legend Jim Walsh to discuss his newest work of nonfiction, Fear and Loving in South Minneapolis, reflecting on life in the wake of loss, Minnesota music and culture, and the infinite simple joy of a warm afternoon at the Harriet Rose Garden.
In the first half of the hour, Ian Graham Leask brings Minnesota’s own Lin Enger on air to discuss his new novel, American Gospel, a 1970s-set novel about waiting for the rapture to end the world in rural Minnesota.
After the break, Marissa King, writer and professor at the Yale School of Management, joins to chat about her new book Social Chemistry, which comes full of insights about building more meaningful and productive relationships, all based on neuroscience and psychology.
Josh welcomes scholar and critic Anahid Nersessian on-air to discuss her new book, Keats’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse.
After the break, a legacy interview with Elizabeth Stanley airs.
This All Liz Episode kicks off with a legacy interview pre-recorded in a prior studio session. Liz welcomes Elizabeth Stanley onto the show to talk about trauma, brain development, and resilience in the context of Stanley’s book Widen the Window.
After the break, Liz welcomes the New York Times bestselling novelist Kristin Hannah live on air to discuss her newest work, The Four Winds.
In the first half of the hour, Susan Conley joins Annie to discuss parenthood, the limits of personal perspective, and fishing villages in the time of climate change in the context of her new novel, Landslide.
After the break, Dave welcomes Abayomi Animashaun on-air to discuss his new collection of poetry, Seahorses, his career, Wisconsin, and more.
This week on Write On! Radio, Dave welcomes frequent New York Times Magazine contributor Russell Shorto on-air to discuss his book Small-Time: A Story of My Family and the Mob.
After the break, novelist and Rutgers professor Lisa Zeidner joins Annie to discuss her new work of nonfiction, Who Says? Mastering Point of View, which takes a close, practical, and curious look at how narrative voice construction affects reading experience.
In the first half of the hour, Annie interviews author, former MN state representative, and mental illness advocate Mindy Greiling about her nonfiction book Fix What You Can. Greiling’s work is based largely on her experience with her son’s schizoaffective disorder, and the conversation includes the collaborative writing process with him, as well as her work as a lawmaker and National Alliance on Mental Illness board member striving to decriminalize mental illness in Minnesota and build better lives for those living with a mental illness.
In the second half of the hour, Josh and Ian whip out good ol’ James Joyce for a celebration of Twelfth Night, including a reading!