Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Book Talk Taping - May 6, 2009 - Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

A familial double header of best-selling authors will be in to tape two Book Talks. Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark will be at the WYPL studios on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. . Mary Higgins Clark's newest supsense novel Just Take My Heart is at #1 on the NY Times Best Seller List, and Carol Higgins Clark's 12th Reagan Reilly mystery Cursed is also in the top 20 on the sales charts. Seating will be limited, first come, first serve. For more information call (901) 415-2752.

Book Talk Video - Kevin Wilson

Book Talk Video - Kevin Wilson from stephen usery on Vimeo.

Guest: Kevin Wilson
Book: "Tunneling to the Center of the Earth"
Host: Stephen Usery
Editor: Savannah Bearden
Recorded April 15, 2009

Come back on May 23, 2009 for the podcast which will have eight minutes of bonus conversation not in the video!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Book Talk Guest Charles Bock Wins Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction

In another big win for a Book Talk guest, Charles Bock has won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from The American Academy for Arts and Letters for his debut novel Beautiful Children. Congratulations to the Bockstar! If you haven't heard the interview already, download the podcast today.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Book Talk Podcast - David Robertson

Stephen Usery interviews David Robertson about his new biography of one of the giants of American music, "W.C. Handy: The Life and Times of the Man Who Made the Blues." It follows Handy from his childhood in Alabama, his life in traveling minstrel shows, his fame in Memphis, and his later years in New York City.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Book Talk Guest Jon Meacham wins the Pulitzer Prize

The 2009 Pulitzer Prizes were announced earlier today, and Book Talk guest Jon Meacham won for Biography. Check out this episode of Book Talk where Stephen Usery interviews the Chatanooga native Meacham (editor of Newsweek magazine) about American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the Whitehouse. The podcast has eight extra minutes of interview goodness AND a Q&A with the audience that followed the taping. (51 minutes total)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Book Talk Podcast - Anne Easter Smith

Stephen Usery interviews Anne Easter Smith about her new historical novel, The King's Grace. The King's Grace follows Grace Plantagenet, the illegitimate daughter of the late King Edward the Fourth of England as Henry the Seventh takes the throne and establishes the House of Tudor as the new monarchs of England.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Book Talk Podcast - Dr. Ronald C. White

Stephen Usery interviews Dr. Ronald C. White about his new book A. Lincoln. Just in time for the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, A. Lincoln is a comprehensive biography that pays particular attention to our 16th President's moral grounding and as his role as commander in chief during the Civil War.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Book Talk Podcast - Dwight Fryer

In this podcast, Susan Gray talks to Dwight Fryer about The Knees of Gullah Island, the prequel to his local best-seller, The Legend of Quito Road.

Book Talk Podcast - Diana Joseph

Download this Book Talk podcast as Stephen Usery interviews Diana Joseph about her touching, and at times hilarious, new memoir about the men in her life, I'm Sorry You Feel That Way. All the cool kids are doing it, so come on, bend to the will of your peer group!