February 2011 Write On! Radio Archives

We speak with former CIA agent Barry Eisler about his latest thriller Inside Out, featuring special ops soldier Ben Treven. Barry Eisler is also the author of the popular John Rain series.

Our guests also include Phil Rustad, author of Dart, a Twin Cities-based murder mystery. And joining him in the studio will be Tom Keyes from Third Child Press, a new publishing company based in the Twin Cities.

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We speak with Michael David Lukas about his debut novel, The Oracle of Stamboul, the story of a gifted young girl who dares to charm a sultan in the early days of the decline of the Ottoman Empire.

We also speak with literary critic Stanley Fish, who will call in to talk about his book How to Write a Sentence. It’s being compared to the Strunk and White classic, Elements of Style.

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Sarah Blake, author of Grange House, calls in to talk with us about her World War Two era novel, The Postmistress, which explores the lives of three women – a Postmaster, a radio broadcaster and a young wife.

Poet Matt Mauch also joins us in the studio to talk about his newest collection of poetry, Prayer Book. Matt Mauch teaches at Normandale Community College and coordinates the reading series there.

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Edgar winner David Ellis talks with us about his novel Breach of Trust, a gritty tale of political corruption and murder at the highest levels of government. David Ellis was also the House Prosecutor who convicted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in the sensational Impeachment Trial before the Illinois Senate in January, 2009.

Also on this week’s show, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman joins us to talk about his newest young adult novels, The Big Crunch and Blank Confession.

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