Science fiction writer Lyda Morehouse joins us to talk about her novel Resurrection Code, a prequel/sequel to her AngeLink series. Lyda Morehouse has won several awards for her work, including a Shamus award for Archangel Protocol. Under the name of Tate Hallaway, Lyda Morehouse also writes vampire mystery/romances, among them the forthcoming Almost Final Curtain, about a vampire princess in St. Paul.
Also, poet James Lenfestey joins us to preview Gary Snyder’s poetry reading Monday, April 18th, at 7 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. It’s part of the Literary Witness series. An environmental activist and Buddhist, Gary Snyder is often associated with the Beat generation, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti called him the Thoreau of the Beat generation.
We speak with Sloane Crosley about her new book How Did You Get This Number. She is also the author of the bestselling essay collection I Was Told There’d Be Cake, which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and is in development as a series on HBO.
In the second half of the show, we speak with Mark Sieve about his funny memoir, Call Me Puke, which won a 2009 Midwest Book Award for humor. He is an actor, producer and director as well as the co-creator of the Renaissance vaudeville team Puke Snot, the longest running two-man comedy duo in the country and a headline show at festivals and comedy clubs throughout North America.
Poet Kathryn Kysar joins us to talk about her newest collection of poetry, Pretend the World. She is also the author of Dark Lake and edited Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers.
Peter Bognanni also joins us in the studio to talk about his novel The House of Tomorrow, which was a Minnesota Book Award nominee in fiction and is a finalist for the LA Times Award for First Fiction.
Edward Dolnick calls in to talk about his book The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World. It’s a look at the beginnings of scientific study against the backdrop of Europe during the black plague, and the Great Fire of London, and Louis XIV.
We also talk with James Slocum about his historical novel, Shadow of War. Based on the journal of Daniel Koppelstein, it’s the story of a 14-year-old Jewish boy forced to flee Prague with his older sister, Anna, after the Nazis murder their father.