Saturday, September 26, 2009

Podcast - Southern Festival of Books

Stephen talks to Michael Osborn about the upcoming Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.

Podcast - Timothy Hallinan

Stephen Usery interviews Timothy Hallinan about his newest novel, Breathing Water: A Bangkok Thriller. Breathing Water is the third book starring American expat journalist Poke Rafferty, his Thai wife, Rose and their adopted daughter Miaow.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Podcast - Eric Jerome Dickey

Stephen Usery interviews best-selling author and Memphis native Eric Jerome Dickey about his fourth novel featuring the assassin Gideon, Resurrecting Midnight. Download the podcast today.

Book Talk Guest Simon Van Booy Wins the Frank O'Connor Award

British writer Simon Van Booy has won the 2009 Frank O'Connor Award for his second collection of short stories Love Begins in Winter. The O'Connor is the most lucrative short story prize in the world, worth 35,000 Euros. Previous winners include Haruki Murakami and Jumpa Lahiri. This is quite an honor, and Book Talk congratulates Simon and thanks him again for sharing Love Begins in Winter with us earlier this year. You can download his interview with Stephen Usery below.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Podcast - Ron Hall

Podcast - Dan Chaon

Stephen Usery interviews Dan Chaon, winner of the 2006 Academy Award in Literature, about his critically-acclaimed second novel Await Your Reply which weaves together three plots about identity theft.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Book Talk Podcast - Clay Travis

Bill Wilson talks to guest Clay Travis about On Rocky Top, his investigation of the calamitous 2008 season for the Tennessee Volunteers football team that lead to the firing of Coach Phillip Fulmer. This podcast boasts an extra ten minutes of conversation looking at the prospects for the team under new head coach Lane Kiffin.

Book Talk Podcast - Eric Barnes

Stephen Usery interviews the publisher of The Daily News, Eric Barnes, about his debut literary tech thriller, Shimmer.