Saturday, March 26, 2011

Podcast - Andre Dubus III "Townie"

Stephen Usery interviews Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog. They discuss Dubus's new NY Times best-selling memoir, Townie, about growing up in the rough, crumbling mill towns of northern Massachusetts and how he embraced violence to give him a sense of control in his adolescence, but at a major cost to his spiritual well-being.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Book Talk Podcast - Yann Martel "Beatrice and Virgil"

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Stephen Usery interviews Canadian author Yann Martel about his allegorical novel, Beatrice and Virgil, which is now available in paperback. They'll also talk about the themes that pervade his fiction, including the international best-seller and Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Podcast - Sophie Littlefield "Aftertime"

Stephen Usery interviews Sophie Littlefield about the first book in her dystopia trilogy. In the novel Aftertime, Cassandra Dollar must navigate northern California after bio-terrorism has decimated the ecology and turned most humans into ravenous, zomblie-like predators called "beaters." She's searching for her young daughter and must also deal with the threat humans continue to be to themselves.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Podcast - Mark Richard "House of Prayer No. 2"

Stephen Usery interviews PEN/Hemingway winner Mark Richard about his new memoir House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home. It's an unusual book, in that it's told in the second person, so Stephen asked that Mark answer his questions in the second person, too.