Romanian-born author and NPR essayist Andrei Codrescu joins us to talk about his new book of poetry, Jealous Witness, a collection inspired by New Orleans as it grappled with Hurricane Katrina. The book also includes a CD of of music by the New Orleans Klezmer AllStars, and we play two cuts from that CD.
In the second half of the show, Darren Shan talks about his newest young-adult novel, Death’s Shadow, the 7th book in the Demonata series.
This week we celebrated both Halloween and the approach of Election Day (with a set of change songs). Also, a set of Eddie Floyd, as we look forward to his performance here next week, music from Jimmy Hughes, in recognition of first of the FAME reissues featuring his work, and new reissue compilations from Sam Baker and Garland Green.