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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Novelist Maile Meloy and Agent Sarah Bowlin with Nicole Nelson


Novelist Maile Meloy, author of Do Not Become Alarmed joins Nicole Nelson to talk about what she learned about plot from having written for kids, learning to push through scenes, and how writing is a muscle that we need to work as much as possible, to improve.

In the second half of the show, literary agent Sarah Bowlin of Aevitas Creative Management talks about her switch from editor to agent, her new home as a Los Angeles-based agent with Aevitas Creative Management, and advice about querying, first pages, synopses and more.

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(Broadcast date: July 5, 2017)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ahkil Sharma and Scott Spencer on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Ahkil Sharma, author of the short story collection, A Life of Adventure and Delight, and Scott Spencer, author of River Under the Road talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about their current projects, and the art and business of writing.

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(Broadcast date: July 12, 2017)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thrity Umrigar and Elizabeth Kostova on Writers on Writing

Novelist Thrity Umrigar, author of Everybody's Son, joins Marrie Stone to talk about issues of race, class, authority to tell another person's story, and the somewhat magical way this book came to her.

In the second half, Elizabeth Kostova joins to talk about her novel, The Shadow Land. She discusses her connection to Bulgaria, what her research revealed, why this novel has gained importance in our political climate, and more.

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(KUCI-FM broadcast date: June 28, 2017)

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Outriders Jenni Fagan & Bonnie Jo Campbell

This year, the Edinburgh Book Festival paired five Scottish writers with five writers across North and South America and sent them on a quest for truth. Two of those Outriders, Jenni Fagan and Bonnie Jo Campbell, joined Marrie Stone to talk about their journey, their observations and their findings as they traveled from New York, across the Rust Belt, to the Silicon Valley.

Drawing from their unique perspectives and their individual talents, these Outriders discuss politics, landscape, the people they met, the architecture they observed (with all its cultural implications), dogs, blueberry pancakes and more. Fagan shares selections from her truth poem. Both authors have films in the making, and blogs chronicling their adventure. Check them out here:

Jenni Fagan
Bonnie Jo Campbell
 

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(Broadcast date: June 21, 2017)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Anthony Horowitz & Anna Quindlen on Writers on Writing

British mystery and suspense writer Anthony Horowitz joins Marrie Stone to talk about his latest novel, Magpie Murders. Horowitz talks about constructing a mystery, how close-up magic can help a mystery writer, the structure of a novel within a novel, and how he's been inspired by Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and others.

In the second half, Anna Quindlen joins to talk about her novel, Miller's Valley. She shares her love of landscape, of Charles Dickens, and insights on how to create compelling characters that endure in a reader's mind.

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(Broadcast date: June 14, 2017)