February 2012 Write On! Radio Archives

Vanessa Vaselka calls in to talk about her debut novel Zazen, which imagines a parallel America on the verge of collapse.

Also, we speak with Margot Livesey, who joins us to talk about her new book, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, a retelling of Jane Eyre. She is the acclaimed author of The House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture, The Missing World, Criminals, and Homework.

Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog, joins us to talk about his new memoir, Townie.

And Scott Alarik speaks with us about his new folk music novel, Revival.

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We visit with Jonathan Odell about his new novel The Healing, which explores slavery and race in the pre-Civil War South. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel The View from Delphi, which tackles the struggle for equality in pre-civil rights Mississippi. More information can be found on his website, www.jon-odell.com. He will have a book release party for the novel Thursday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m. at Magers and Quinn.

In the second half of the show, we rebroadcast an earlier interview we conducted with Myron Uhlberg, who discusses his memoir, Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents and the Language of Love. He is an acclaimed and award-winning author of children’s books, including, Dad, Jackie and Me.