Monday, September 21, 2015

Podcast - John Scalzi

John Scalzi is a journalist, blogger and writer of non-fiction, and he has enjoyed a great deal of success as a science fiction novelist. He's written several stand-alone novels, like the Hugo Award-winning Redshirts, but today we talk about the sixth entry into his Old Man's War series, The End of All Things.

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Podcast - Adam Johnson

Credit: Tamara Beckwith
Adam Johnson back to the program today. Adam was last on Book Talk for his novel, The Orphan Master's Son which would go on to win the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and well as the Dayton Peace Prize. He's also previously published the novel Parasites Like Us, and the short story collection, Emporium. Today we discuss his success as well as his new collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles, which is published by Random House.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Podcast - Barry Wolverton

Barry Wolverton enjoyed a good deal of success for his debut novel for younger readers, Neversink. On this episode, we talk about the first book in his new series Chronicles of the Black Tulip. Book one is The Vanishing Island, and it's published by Walden Pond Press.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Podcast - Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart might be best known as a writer of lively non-fiction about the natural world, with several books including Flower Confidential, Wicked Plants, and The Drunken Botanist, but today we talk about her fiction debut, Girl Waits with Gun, which is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Podcast - Katy Simpson Smith

Katy Simpson Smith earned a Ph.D in history from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an MFA from Bennington. She's published one non-fiction work, We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835, and last year her debut novel, The Story of Land and Sea was released, and is now available in paperback from Harper Perennial.

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