Sunday, February 24, 2013

Podcast - Ruta Sepetys

 Stephen Usery interviews Ruta Sepetys talks about the follow-up to her bestselling debut, Between Shades of Gray. Her new novel is Out of the Easy, and it stars the seventeen year-old Josie Moraine who has raised herself since elementary school. Her mother is a prostitute, and the precocious Josie wants to better her own lot in life at the beginning of the 1950s in New Orleans. Download here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Podcast - Alan Lightman "Mr g"

Stephen Usery interviews Memphis native Alan Lightman about his latest book, Mr g: A Novel About the Creation. Lightman, who has taught both physics and creative writing at MIT, spins a yarn of a being outside of space and time who creates a universe while dealing with his loving, yet constantly bickering, aunt and uncle. An ominous stranger comes on the scene and tries to influence Mr g as he refines the laws for his new creation.