January 2017 Write On! Radio Archives

We speak with Amor Towles about his new novel A Gentleman in Moscow. He is also the author of the acclaimed Rules of Civility, which was a New York Times Bestseller.

We speak with Steven Johnson about his new book Wonderland. He is the bestselling author of 10 books, including How We Got to NowWhere Good Ideas Come FromThe Invention of Air and Everything Bad Is Good for You.

We speak with director, screenwriter and novelist Martyn Burke about his new novel Music for Love or War. In 2012, his feature documentary Under Fire: Journalists in Combat won a Peabody and he was short-listed for an Academy Award. His many novels include The Truth About the NightIvory JoeLaughing War and Tiara.

We speak with Patrick R. O’Leary about his new book from Freeborn to Freetown & Back, which details his experiences in Sierra Leone as a volunteer with the Peace Corps.

We speak with Jim Walsh about Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes, which details 30 years of pop, funk, and rock and roll, up close and personal. We also talk with him about Gold Experience: Following Prince in the 90s. Both books are currently available from the University of Minnesota Press. Jim Walsh was a reporter for many years with the Pioneer Press.