We speak with Robert Olen Butler about his new thriller The Hot Country. He is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain and was also a Guggenheim Fellow as well as a finalist for a PEN/Faulkner Award.
We also speak with Edward Wright about his new book From Blood. He is the author of the award winning Clea's Moon, Damnation Falls, Red Sky Lament and While I Disappear.
Ian Graham Leask, Charlotte Sullivan, Antonia Felix and Steve McEllistrem speak about The Best American Poetry, 2012, which Mark Doty edited with David Lehman. We had hoped to have Mark Doty call in, but he was unable to do so. He is an accomplished poet and memoirist. He’s written a dozen books of poetry and he’s won numerous awards, including the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. He was also a finalist for a National Book Award for My Alexandria.
We speak with Steve Glischinski about his new book Minnesota Railroads: A Photographic History, 1940-2012. He is a correspondent for Trains Magazine and organizes railroad photography charter trips and the Railfan Weekend at the Lake Suerior Railroad Museum. He is the author of several books on railroading.
We speak with Mary Sharratt about her new book Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen. She is the author of the acclaimed novels Daughters of the Witching Hill, Summit Avenue, The Real Minerva and The Vanishing Point.
We also speak with Peter Geye about his new book, The Lighthouse Road, which has received positive reviews from Booklist and Library Journal. He is also the author of the award-winning novel Safe from the Sea.