Our regular show is pre-empted for International Women’s Day programming, but we still have a literature show for you. Jen March hosts Contemporary Emilys, a show exploring the legacy of Emily Dickinson and featuring 16 local poets reading their poems.
We begin with a few recordings of pets reading their own work, and then Peggy Orenstein calls in to talk about her book Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture. Peggy Orenstein is also the author of Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap.
In the second half of the show, famed fantasy writer Orson Scott Card calls in to talk about his latest book, The Lost Gate. Orson Scott Card is the author of many other books, among them Ender’s Game.
Tea Obreht calls in to talk about her debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife. Tea Obreht was recently named one of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty.
Sarah Stonich joins us in the studio as well to talk about her newest book, Shelter, a memoir of place. Sarah Stonich is also the author of the internationally acclaimed novels These Granite Islands and The Ice Chorus.
Jill Kargman joins us to talk about Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut. The author of The Ex Mrs. Hedgefund and Wolves in Chic Clothing, Jill Kargman firmly believes in Woody Allen’s magical math equation: Comedy = Tragedy + Time. Her newest book is a delightful collection of essays and observations based on Kargman’s family, her phobias (vans, mimes, clowns), and her ability to use humor as a tool to get past life’s obstacles.
Larry Millett will also be in the studio to talk about his newest Shadwell Rafferty-meets-Sherlock-Holmes-in-Minnesota mystery, The Magic Bullet. It’s a classic locked-room puzzle set in 1917 St. Paul, Minnesota.