January 2013 Write On! Radio Archives

We speak with award-winning children's author John Coy, who shares the inside scoop on his latest picture book, Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball, illustrated by Joe Morse. He is the author of many books for young readers, young adults and middle grade readers.

We also speak with Larry Elder about his new memoir, Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives…Eight Hours. He is the author of three other books, including What’s Race Got to Do with It and The Ten Things You Can’t Say in America.

We speak with Anthony Arnove, editor of Howard Zinn Speaks: Collected Speeches 1963 to 2009. An author, editor, and activist, he has written two books with the late and legendary historian Howard Zinn – Voices of a People’s History of the United States, the companion to Zinn's classic book, A People's History of the United States, and Terrorism and War, a collection of interviews with Zinn.

We speak with Jon Clinch about his new book The Thief of Auschwitz. He is the award-winning author of Finn, which is a secret history of Huckleberry Finn's father, and Kings of the Earth.

We also speak with David Misch about Funny: The Book. He has worked in show business for 35 years, including at all the major networks. He has taught musical satire at UCLA and the principles of comedy at USC.

We re-broadcast an interview with Daniel Coyle about his book The Talent Code, which discusses how talent is grown from deep practice. He is also the author of the bestseller Lance Armstrong's War and Hardball: A Season in the Projects.

We also speak with Luke Sullivan about his memoir Thirty Rooms to Hide In: Insanity, Addiction and Rock 'n' Roll in the Shadow of the Mayo Clinic, which tells the story of how his father descended from being one of the world's top orthopedic surgeons into an abusive, addicted madman.

We speak with award-winning author Mary Casanova about her new book Frozen. She is the author of 30 books and her awards include an American Library Association "Notable," Aesop Accolades by the American Folklore Society and two Minnesota Book Awards.