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Friday, July 12, 2019

Caite Dolan-Leach on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Caite Dolan-Leach joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest novel, We Went to the Woods. She shares her draw to her childhood home as setting, her research methods, the myriad blind paths her narrator led her down, and her methods for unlocking character.

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(Broadcast date: July 10, 2019)

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Shawn Levy, The Castle on Sunset, joins Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Shawn Levy, author of The Castle on Sunset:Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont, joins Barbara to talk about his new nonfiction book. The only guest for the entire hour, they discuss "gathering string," doing research, writing and revising.

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(Broadcast date: July 3, 2019)

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Gary Shteyngart on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Novelist Gary Shteyngart joins Marrie Stone for the full hour to talk about his latest book, Lake Success, now available in paperback.

Gary talks about creating effective satire, his pull toward the immigrant story, research, the novel's biggest challenge, and much more.

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(Broadcast date: June 26, 2019)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Karen Russell and Jessica Francis Kane on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Novelist and short story writer Karen Russell joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest collection, Orange World. She discusses how she approaches stories versus novels, the Venn Diagram of character, how copying out sentences of other writers helps her rhythm and more.

In the second half, Jessica Francis Kane joins to talk about her novel, Rules for Visiting. She shares insights into how to deal with an interior main character, how the novel can be structured like a series of stories, what motivated the novel and more.

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(Broadcast date: June 19, 2019)

Monday, June 24, 2019

Deborah Eisenberg on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM, Irvine

Short story writer Deborah Eisenberg, author of Your Duck is My Duck, joins Marrie for the hour to talk about writing, aging, smoking, and life.

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(Broadcast date: June 12, 2019)