Adam Langer talks about his newest novel, Thieves of Manhattan, a comedic tour de force that examines the memoir industry.
In the second half of our show, we talk with members of the St. Paul Soap Boxing Slam Team about their bid to capture the National Poetry Slam Championship, taking place in St. Paul August 3-7. Shane Hawley, Khary Jackson (aka 6 is 9), Kyle “Guante” Myhre, Sam Cook, Michael Mlekoday, and Matthew Rucker.
On Tuesday, August 10th, Amy Salloway joins us to talk about her newest Fringe Festival show, Entwined, which makes the case that behind every failed relationship…there’s at least one really good yarn. Amy Salloway is also the creator of So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz! and Circumference.
We also talk with Alex Kava about the eighth book in her thriller series featuring FBI special agent Maggie O’Dell, Damaged.
On Tuesday, August 17th, Antonia Felix joins us to talk about her newest biography, Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream. Antonia Felix is the author of many biographies of political and music figures, including Condolezza Rice, Wesley Clark, and Harry Connick, Jr.
We also talk with Jennifer Dodgson of the Loft and John O’Dell about the Loft’s upcoming Novel-Writing Conference, taking place November 5th through 7th and featuring Charles Baxter, C.J. Hribal, and many other award-winning novelists.
On Tuesday, August 24th, storyteller, playwright, performance artist and writer Kevin Kling joins us to talk about his current work and upcoming events. Kevin Kling is best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, and the books The Dog Says How and Holiday Inn.
Novelist Gary Shteyngart also calls in to talk about his new book, Super Sad True Love Story. He is also the author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook and Absurdistan.
Journalist and Star Tribune Books editor Laurie Hertzel joins us in the studio to talk about her book News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist. She will be reading from and talking about it Tuesday, Sept. 7th at the Loft Literary Center and also Monday, Sept. 13th at Magers and Quinn.
In the second half of our show, Francine Marie Tolf joins us to talk about her memoir, Joliet Girl and also her full length poetry collection, Rain, Lilies, Luck. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals including Water-Stone, Southern Humanities Review, Poetry East and A View from the Loft.