2014 Interviews

  • Alice Walker
    From the archives Alice Walker talks about Zora Neale Hurston, voting, activism, inheritance, offerings,”This Human Journey,” and gardens.
  • Nicholas Delbanco
    Nicholas Delbanco reads from his 29th book Dear Wizard: The Letters of Nicholas Delbanco and Jon Manchip White published by University of Michigan Press. We talk about the art of teaching, music and memories, and departure. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/vc7xgc0lgsz4akm9zfjdh3hvy77kwchd.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!  
  • Charles Baxter
    Charles Baxter reads from There’s Something I Want You to Do from Pantheon Books. We talk about geography, requests, and surprises. We also talk about the upcoming symposium in honor of Nicholas Delbanco. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/1j0mpxi51iuf8ei9xsfuwc2smrksb14l.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!
  • Scott Beal
    Poet Scott Beal reads from his debut collection Wait ‘Til You Have Real Problems out with Dzanc Books. We talk about “outlandish” writing, poems from memory, and building community. We also talk about fury and fire and, of course, Thanksgiving. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/kjc19k2pf3awnli2mbwd7y082t4r82r3.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!
  • Phoebe Gloekner
    Phoebe Gloekner reads from The Diary of a Teenage Girl: an account in words and pictures published by North Atlantic Books. We talk about drawing as a kid to a medical illustrator, Crumb and comics, a child’s life, and installations. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/oi8rtz4bcaq8y43v958v4yzzx50jqftu.wav Download Audio
  • Jesse Walker
    Jesse Walker reads from The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory (2013) published by HarperCollins. We talk about things that might make you nervous – and also rebels on the air. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/qbshg6i4rknnwvdatr3p7ws1ae6wqjm5.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!
  • Lisa Russ Spaar
    Lisa Russ Spaar talks about her book The Hide-and Seek Muse: Annotations of Contemporary Poetry.  We also talk about London, Dickinson, ineffability and experience. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/a06catdzinzaj7elt3iq8agmrdbtrtqx.wav Download Audio
  • Eric Bogosian
    Eric Bogosian visits the studio to talk about his book 100 (monologues) published  by Theatre Communications Group (2014).  We also talk about writing for stage and screen,Talk Radio, and the 100 (monologues) project website. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/msh5syoluzvaw30klvk4vosrpk23d96d.wav Download Audio
  • Andrea Barrett
    Andrea Barrett reads from Archangel (2013) published by W.W. Norton & Company. We talk about science and characters traversing across time and storyline borders. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/jsq46yfu6ld78qe18t32i75yegdf1l6x.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!
  • Arundhati Roy
    Arundhati Roy talks about her introduction to B.R. Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste: The Annotated Critical Edition published by Verso.  We talk about ‘The Doctor and The Saint: The Ambedkar-Gandhi Debate: Race, Caste, and Colonialism.’ https://umich.box.com/shared/static/n6smyjlhnrc3x4t1rs42augfjhvcqv37.mp3 Download Audio  
  • Lolita Hernandez
    Lolita Hernandez reads from her story collection Making Callaloo in Detroit published by Wayne State University Press. We talk about storytelling, magic, factories and dasheen leaves. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/2v8qxst411wzfce8y2oym2h0budwd26n.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!
  • Kodi Scheer
    Kodi Scheer reads from her debut story collection Incendiary Girls published by New Harvest. We talk about magical realism, horses, the mind and body, and Prairie Lights. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/q58hafor3c9mso9qvnpgqz1tus5ruxxu.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!
  • J. A. Jance
    J. A. Jance reads from the latest in her Joanna Brady mystery series Remains of Innocence published by William Morrow. We talk about telling a good story and creating suspense. We also talk about her other long time character J.P. Beaumont. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/jmod7c3gli843ywkx9gs87xf0lxcsfde.wav Download Audio
  • Kwame Dawes
    Kwame Dawes reads from Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems (2013) published by Copper Canyon Press. We talk about movement, Marley, hope and memory. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/y5e3yjs8620wqtrfulzrbp2m2z9kmei6.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here! photo credit: Chris Abani
  • Karen Joy Fowler
    Karen Joy Fowler discusses her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Plume 2013). We talk about imagination, character, Kafka, Jane Austen, and animal – human relationship. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/l3s5tteu2no2dv5xnj9jdyh6b0f6sdy3.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here! photo credit: Beth Gwinn
  • Jane Smiley
    Jane Smiley, author of A Thousand Acres (1991), talks about horses, King Lear, research and writing a novel. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/1jscyjnryzuiiwzn9j2mefm81y4291mi.wav Download Audio  
  • Thomas Lynch
    Thomas Lynch joins T in a conversation to celebrate National Poetry Month, featuring poems by Conrad Hilberry and his collection published by Wayne State University Press Until The Full Moon Has Its Say. Also on the table are poems by Dennis O’Driscoll, Michael Donaghy, Maxine Kumin, and Seamus Heaney. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/y8zlsyr9ep9rxm11seb9iftddy95za17.wav Download Audio
  • Jim Ottaviani
    Jim Ottaviani reads from his graphic novel Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas published by First Second. We talk about making comic books about the history of science, Feynman, and research as inspiration. We also talk about nuclear reactors and quetzals. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/yy7feantf20q5iwe6ihsc7lpdevjct8b.wav Download Audio