Saturday, October 31, 2015

Podcast - Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff has been on Book Talk twice before to talk about her previous novels, The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia. Today we'll be discussing her latest novel Fates and Furies, which has already been named a finalist for the National Book Award.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Podcast - Matthew Guinn

When last in our studio, Matthew Guinn and I talked about his debut novel, The Resurrectionist, which went on to be a finalist for the Edgar Award for best first novel. W.W. Norton has recently published his second novel, The Scribe, where a madman terrorizes the African-American citizens of Atlanta in the early 1880s.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Podcast - Garth Stein

Playwright and best-selling novelist Garth Stein recently stopped by the Book Talk studios. Garth is probably best known for his smash best-seller, The Art of Racing in the Rain. We start the conversation with his most recent novel, A Sudden Light, which was recently released in paperback by Simon and Schuster.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Podcast - Dennis Bryon

Dennis Bryon first tasted pop chart success as the drummer for the Welsh blue-eyed soul band The Amen Corner. A few years later, he joined another band and got to travel the world and enjoy incredible success, which he writes about in his memoir You Should Be Dancing: My Life with the Bee Gees.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Podcast - Andrew Malan Milward

Andrew Malan Milward, who is the editor-in-chief of Mississippi Review and professor of creative writing at the University of Southern Mississippi. His first collection of short stories, The Agriculture Hall of Fame won the Juniper Prize, and his second collection, I Was a Revolutionary, was recently published by Harper.

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Podcast - Tiffany Quay Tyson

Linda Lloyd talks to Mississippi native Tiffany Quay Tyson about her debut novel Three Rivers. Melody Mahaffey is unsatisfied as a keyboard player in a Christian pop band. She returns home to Mississippi as her mother abandons Melody's dying father and handicapped brother. A local man Obi tries to outrun a terrible mistake, and as the rivers rise, the stories converge.

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