In the first half,we talk with talk with Lisa McMann, bestselling author of the paranormal teen books Wake and Fade. Her newest book, Gone, will be released in February.
In the second half, we welcome to the studio Daniel Phillipon, a University of Minnesota English professor who has compiled Our Neck of the Woods: Exploring Minnesota’s Wild Places, with contributions from Sigurd F. Olson, Paul Gruchow, Bill Holm, Jan Zita Grover, Greg Breining, Laurie Allman, and many others
In the first half, we talk with University of Minnesota professor and children’s literature scholar Jack Zipes. Some of his more recent publications include Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children’s Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter, Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, and Relentless Progress: The Reconfiguration of Children’s Literature, Fairy Tales, and Storytelling.
In the second half of the show, we welcome to the studio Margot Galt, Mary Junge, Joyce Kennedy, Ilze Mueller, Suzanne Swanson, and Nancy Walden. They are members of the Laurel Poetry Collective, and have just published a new anthology of their work, The Quiet Eye: Thirteen Ways of Looking at Nature. A publication reading will take place at noon on Jan. 24th as part of the Literary Witness series at Plymouth Congregational Church.
Thursday, January 21st on Write on Radio, Sadie Jones calls in to talk about her new book Small Wars, a critically acclaimed historical novel that examines love, duty, shame and violence in a British family against the backdrop of the 1950s military conflict in Cyprus. Sadie Jones is also the author of The Outcast.
Also this week, we talk with Paul Zerby, author of The Grass, a novel, about a young man from Fargo, who is expelled from the University of Minnesota at the height of McCarthyism and joins the Army during the Korean War.
Michael Sheldon calls in to talk about his book Mark Twain: Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years. Michael Sheldon is also the author of biographies of George Orwell and Graham Greene.
Also this week, we talk with poet Matthew Mauch, a recent participant in the Intermedia Arts Writer-to-Writer Mentorship Program. His poem Black Wool As the Answer to Everything, the Antidote For, the Synonym Of, In Medias Res, Black Wool is Love— was a finalist in the Sonora Review Poetry Contest, and will appear in the spring issue.