2014

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