Thursday, February 4th on Write on Radio, Mark Wansa talks about his book The Linden and the Oak. His first novel, The Linden and the Oak tells the story of two families and an ill-fated romance set against three very different backdrops: the impoverished Carpatho-Rusyn peasant existence in Eastern Europe in the early 20th century; the horrific slaughter on the Eastern Front during World War I; and, finally, the voyage to a new life in Ameryka.
Also in this show, we talk with Eric Dregni about his food-obsessed chronicle of an American’s three years in Italy, Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy’s Culinary Capital. Eric Dregni is also the author of In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream and Zamboni: The Coolest Machines on Ice_, among others.
Thursday, February 11th, Thomas Mullen calls in to talk about his second novel, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers. His first novel, The Last Town on Earth was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today, was a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction.
Also this week, we talk with Erin Hart about her new book False Mermaid, the third in her mystery series combining forensics, archaeology, and history with Irish myth and mystery and featuring Nora Gavin and Cormac Maguire. The previous two books are Haunted Ground and Lake of Sorrows.
e.g. bailey and Sha Cage join us to talk about the CD release party for e.g.‘s new album, American Afrikan, an encyclopedic mix of spoken word, hip hop, funk, jazz, and more. The release party is Saturday, Feb. 20th starting at 9:30 p.m. at Bedlam Theatre in Minneapolis and will feature performances by Guante, Sha Cage, Mankwe Ndosi, J. Otis Powell, Truthmaze, and more.
Also on this show, we talk with Marisha Chamberlain about her new novel The Rose Variations, the story of Rose McGregor, a talented composer navigating academia in the early days of feminism. Marisha Chamberlain is also a playwright, poet, and librettist.
Novelist and poet Mary Logue joins us to talk about her newest book of poetry, Hand Work. Mary Logue’s other books include Meticulous Attachment (a collection of poetry), the young adult novel Dancing with an Alien, and the Claire Watkins mystery series.
Also on this show, we talk with Ellen Sandbeck, author Green Barbarians: Live Bravely on Your Home Planet, a guidebook for making informed decisions in order to live happier, safer, and more environmentally responsible lives.