November 2013 Write On! Radio Archives

We speak with Tim Ward about his book What the Buddha Never Taught, his bestseller about life in one of the strictest monasteries in Southeast Asia, back in print in a new 20th anniversary edition.

We also talk with Swati Avasthi about her new novel Chasing Shadows. She is also the author of the novel Split, which won many awards, including the 2011 International Reading Association Award.

We speak with Alan DeNiro about his book Tyrannia: and Other Renditions. He is also the author of the short story collection Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead, which was a finalist for the Crawford Award.

We also speak with Tim Brady about his new book A Death in San Pietro: The Untold Story of Ernie Pyle, John Huston and the Fight for Purple Heart Valley. He is also the author of Twelve Desperate Miles.

We talk with Nicholson Baker about his book Traveling Sprinkler, the follow-up to his 2009 novel The Anthologist. He is the author of many novels and also wrote Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award.

We also speak with Kurtis Scaletta about his new book The Winter of the Robots. He is also the author of the acclaimed novels for young readers Mudville, Mamba Point and The Tanglewood Terror.

We speak with Andy Sturdevant about his new collection of essays out from Coffee House Press, Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow. He has contributed essays and articles to numerous publications, including Book of Trees and Of Beards and Men.

We also talk with Amy Tan about her new novel The Valley of Amazement. She is the author of many books, including The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses and The Bonesetter's Daughter.