2016 Interviews – LIVING WRITERS

2016 Interviews

  • Heather Ann Thompson
    Heather Ann Thompson reads from Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy published by Pantheon Books.  We talk about process and research — and uncovering documents and artifacts that have never before been in the public eye. We also talk about Attica’s legacy, and its implications for today. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-12-14-170001-EST.mp3 Download Audio To …

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  • Stephen M. Ward
    Stephen M. Ward talks about his book In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs out with University of North Carolina Press in their Justice, Power, and Politics series.  We talk about social justice, political movements, activism and what it looks like to dedicate your life to revolution. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-12-07-170001-EST.mp3 Download Audio For more about this author, click here!
  • Jonathan Safran Foer
    Jonathan Safran Foer reads from his novel Here I Am published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. We talk about process, reflex and intuition. We also talk about valuing writing as an act of personal expression.  And how he is not the same person who wrote his first two books.   Download
  • Angela Dillard
    Angela D. Dillard talks about her book Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit published by the University of Michigan Press.  We talk about good and bad religion, labor unions, activism, and key figures in Detroit’s history from the 30s to the 60s–and how this connects to Detroit today. Download For more about this author, click here!
  • Elizabeth George
    Elizabeth George reads from the crime novel in her Inspector Lynley Series A Banquet of Consequences out in paperback from Viking/Penguin Books.  We talk about developing characters over the course of a long series and about researching your novel when it is set in another country.  We also talk about creating suspense. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-10-05-170001-EDT.mp3 Download For more about the author, click …

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  • Christopher Hebert
    Christopher Hebert reads from Angels of Detroit: A Novel out with Bloomsbury.  We talk about the long term project, letting characters lead you to the next story, and the rust belt. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-09-28-170001-EDT.mp3 Download For more about the author, click here!
  • Eileen Pollack
    Eileen Pollack reads from her latest novel A Perfect LIfe published by Ecco.  We talk about writing a scientific detective story, genetic markers, uncertainty and risk.  We also talk about a book finding its time and publisher. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-09-21-170001-EDT.mp3 Download For more about the author, click here!
  • Alexander Weinstein
    Alexander Weinstein reads from his debut collection of stories Children of the New World published by Picador.  We talk about writing speculative short fiction.  We also talk about rockets, empathy, teaching, and translation. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-09-14-170001-EDT.mp3 Download For more about the author, click here! photo credit: Jessica Spilos
  • Bryan Burrough
    Bryan Burrough is in the studio with his latest book DAYS OF RAGE: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence published by Penguin Books. We talk about interviewing members of the underground who have never before told their stories – and about the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were …

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  • Zilka Joseph
    Zilka Joseph reads from her book of poems Sharp Blue Search of Flame, published by Wayne State University Press. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-04-20-170001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio For more about the author, click here!
  • Laila Lalami
    Laila Lalami reads from her novel The Moor’s Account published now in paperback by Vintage & Anchor Books. We talk about historical fiction: the historical record and the historical imagination. We also talk about the mind of the writer, choices, structure and voice. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-04-06-170001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio For more about the author, click here!
  • Diane Rehm
    Diane Rehm reads from her latest book On My Own published by Borzoi Books, an imprint of Knopf.  We’ll talk about determination, dignity and light. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-03-30-170001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio For more about the author, click here!    
  • N. Scott Momaday
    N. Scott Momaday visited Ann Arbor to give the Inaugural Robert F. Berkhofer, Jr. Lecture on Native American Studies. We talk about stories, poems, and names – and also the Big House. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-03-16-170001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio
  • R.J. Fox
    R.J. Fox reads from his debut novel Love & Vodka: My Surreal Adventures in Ukraine published by Fish Out of Water Books. We are joined in the studio by Jon and Laurie Wilson, the publishers. We talk music and travel and love stories. What could be better? http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-03-09-170001-EST.mp3 Download Audio For more about the author, …

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