Felix Gilman calls in to talk about his marvelous fantasy novel, The Half-Made World, fantastical reimagining of the American West which draws its influence from steampunk, the American western tradition, and magical realism.
Also in this show, Brett and Sheila Waldman of Tristan Publishing join us with one their authors, Joan Steffend, to talk about her new book, And She Sparkled. Joan Steffend is an Emmy Award-winning former television journalist and HGTV host. And She Sparkled has been recommended as a holiday gift book by Pioneer Press Books Editor Mary Ann Grossman.
This week on Write on Radio, we talk with Lan Samantha Chang, author of the book All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost, a novel tracing the lives of three poets and their teacher in a creative writing program somewhere in the midwest. Lan Samantha Chang is also the author of Hunger and Inheritance, and is the director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Also this week, we’ll celebrate the holiday season and winter solstice with music and readings from Minnesota authors.
In this show, we talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley, author of A Thousand Acres, Private Life, and also a new series of books for young readers, the latest of which is A Good Horse.
We also talk with writer, consultant, and literary agent Scott Edelstein. Scott Edelstein is the author of many books and articles, and his newest book, Sex and the Spiritual Teacher, will be published in March 2011 by Wisdom Publications.