For our second half of the fall Pledge Drive, we have an international show to celebrate.
Psychologist Jeanne Parr Lemkau joins us via telephone to talk about her memoir Lost and Found in Cuba: A Tale of Midlife Rebellion, the story of how she learned about herself as well as new templates for health care.
Also on this week’s show is Somalian novelist Nuruddin Farah. Nuruddin Farah is the author of many works, among them Knots, Links, and Maps, the first book of Farah’s second trilogy, Blood in the Sun (on the acclaimed, three-volume Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship). Joining Nuruddin Farah will be Charles Sugnet, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, and also co-host of KFAI’s African Rhythms, airing Thursdays noon to 2:00.
On Tuesday, October 12th, famed cyberpunk writer William Gibson joins us his newest novel, Zero History. William Gibson is also the author of Neuromancer, which served as the foundation for the Matrix movies, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Johnny Mnemonic, among others.
We also talk with children’s author Penny Noyce about her book Lost in Lexicon. Penny Noyce is a physician, educator, and writer. She grew up in Silicon Valley, as the daughter of Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit (computer chip) and one of the founders of Intel. She worked in a community health center, but after 1990 she split her time between medical practice and the Noyce Foundation, becoming a leader in mathematics and science education reform in Massachusetts. Lost in Lexicon, her first book for children, was written for her son’s ninth birthday.
On Tuesday, October 26th, master novelist, screenwriter, and memoirist James Salter joins us in the studio to talk about his books, including Dusk and Other Stories and the much-praised A Sport and a Pastime.
Also, Andrew Karre, editorial director of Carolrhoda, Carolrhoda Lab, and Darby Creek, divisions of Lerner Publishing Group, joins us to talk about new developments in the world of children’s books. He was previously the editor at Flux, Llewellyn Worldwide’s young adult imprint, and teaches classes at the Loft Literary Center on writing for young adults. He blogs at carolrhoda.blogspot.com.