Summer host Amanda Uhle talks with Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans (Vintage 2014). Her other work includes The World in Half and the short story collection Come Together, Fall Apart.
We talk about writing from multiple points of view, immigration policy, meeting one’s readers in person, and supporting youth writers in the 826 network and beyond.
Triple the fun on Living Writers with guests Patti F. Smith and Britain Woodman talking about Vanishing Ann Arbor (The History Press 2019) and Michael Andreoni talking about his short story collection The Window Is A Mirror (bhc Press 2018). We talk about Ann Arbor’s story, then, and now; putting together a long form history; paths to being a writer; and, storytelling, passion and writing the life you know.
Aimee Bender’s Playlist includes: Night Shift (Commodores), Decatur (Sufjan Stevens), In the Bleak Mid-Winter (Jane Siberry), Alejandro (Lady Gaga), You Said Something (PJ Harvey), and This is the Day (The The).
Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Abbey Mei Otis about her stories Alien Virus Love Disaster (Small Beer Press 2018). Strong and haunting science fiction. What more do you need for your poolside, or mountain top?
Laura Hulthen Thomas reads from her debut collection of stories States of Motion published by Wayne State University Press as part of the Made in Michigan Writers Series. We talk about place as character, process and habit. We also talk about hope, fear and economics.
AlexanderWeinstein 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.
Diane Cook reads from her debut story collection Man V. Nature published by Harper; it’s also an Indie Next Pick. We talk about the wild, the surreal, and about survival. We also talk about This American Life and NELP.