Saturday, October 31, 2009

Podcast- Roy Blount Jr.

Stephen Usery talks to writer, raconteur, and humorist Roy Blount, Jr. about his hilarious, idiosyncratic dictionary, Alphabet Juice ,which is new in paperback. File under"P", for podcast.

Podcast - Robert Olen Butler

Stephen Usery interviews Pulitzer-Prize winner Robert Olen Butler about his newest novel Hell which follows TV News anchor man Hatcher McCord trying to extract himself from the inferno. Download the podcast today!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Podcast - Douglas Robinson and Svetlana Ilinskaya

Stephen Usery talks to translators Douglas Robinson and Svetlana Ilinskaya about their work on the new collection Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia. The podcast has 36 minutes of extra conversation over the broadcast! Download the interview and hear what you missed!

Podcast - Joseph Kanon

Stephen Usery interviews Joseph Kanon about his newest period mystery novel, Stardust, which is set in Hollywood right after the end of World War II. (Joseph was Stephen's very first Book Talk interview back in 2002.)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Book Talk Guest Richard Bausch Wins The Dayton Literary Peace Prize

University of Memphis professor and writer extraordinaire Richard Bausch has won the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for his novel, Peace. Take a half-hour and listen to Bill Wilson's interview with Richard.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Podcast - The Pinch Fall 2009

Stephen Usery talks to Professor Kristen Iversen and the student editors of the University of Memphis's literary journal, The Pinch, about the Fall 2009 issue.

Podcast - Jill McCorkle

Stephen Usery interviews one of the masters of the American short story, Jill McCorkle, about her fourth collection, Going Away Shoes.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Book Talk guest Lydia Peelle named to NBF's 5 Under 35

Congratulations to Book Talk guest and Nashville resident Lydia Peelle for being named to the National Book Foundation's 2009 5 Under 35 program. Past Book Talk guests who have been honored are Fiona Maazel (2008) and ZZ Packer (2006).

Stephen Usery interviews Lydia about Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing, her first collection of award-winning short stories. Download the podcast today!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Podcast - Mark Greaney

Stephen Usery talks to Memphis author Mark Greaney about his debut international thriller starring Court Gentry entitled The Gray Man.

Podcast - Robert Hicks

Stephen Usery interviews Robert Hicks about his latest novel A Separate Country which follows the life of Confederate General John Bell Hood through his astonishing life after the Civil War in New Orleans.Download the podcast today!