Saturday, July 25, 2009

Katherine Russell Rich

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Katherine Russell Rich, author of Dreaming in Hindi.

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(Broadcast date: July 22, 2009)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Vicki Forman and Scott Martelle

Marrie Stone interviews Vicki Forman, author of the memoir This Lovely Life and Scott Martelle, journalist and author of Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West.

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(Broadcast date: July 15, 2009)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Norman Ollestad

Marrie Stone interviews Norman Ollestad, author of Crazy for the Storm.

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(Broadcast date: July 08, 2009)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Pico Iyer's joy of doing with less

I love this piece. It reminds me a little bit of the summer I lived in West Virginia and cooked--even baked--with wood and hauled water from the well. For a time I lived with no electricity. Those days are some of the most memorable I've had.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Be inspired....

...or entertained. A Lorrie Moore short story that sucked me in.

Mary Patrick Kavanaugh

Marrie Stone interviews Mary Patrick Kavanaugh, author of Family Plots: Love, Death and Tax Evasion.

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(Broadcast date: Jun 24, 2009)

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Desert rain

Desert rain. Fat warm drops, with all the patience in the world.


When I hear new(ish) writers say if they don't make it by a certain age--35, say--I think of all the writers who made it long past that point. It may not be what you want, but success does happen on it's own time.

I'm reading Writing at Risk, a collection of interviews, and came across Nathalie Sarraute who had her first bestseller, Childhood, at 83. So there's hope, right?

Another interview with novelist Elizabeth Cox, who's married to Michael Curtis, the Atlantic Monthly's fiction editor. Interesting what she says about how listening to music has taught her about structure.

Day 2

You can imagine being at a true river with rocks and water if you send your eyes a certain way. I finished reading Carolyn See's The Handyman, for the second time, and loved it more than the first (when it came out in '99).