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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Yoojin Grace Wuertz & Julianne Pachico on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Debut novelists Yoojin Grace Wuertz, author of Everything Belongs to Us, and Julianne Pachico, author of The Lucky Ones, join Marrie Stone.

Grace discusses the politics and culture of South Korea in the 1970s. Julianne talks about growing up in Columbia, and how perceptions of that country have changed over the past ten years. Both women talk about how being bilingual enriches their craft, and how writing about the countries that feel closest to them have changed their understanding of those places . . . or not.

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 (Broadcast date: April 19, 2017)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Omar El Akkad and Scott Turow on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Omar El Akkad, author of American War, and Scott Turow, author of Testimony, talk with Barbara about their new novels, how they came to be, their writing process, and more.

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(Broadcast date: May 31, 2017)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Elizabeth Strout & Andrew Roe on Writers on Writing

Marrie Stone welcomes back Elizabeth Strout to discuss her latest novel in stories, Anything is Possible. Elizabeth talks about how the work grew out of My Name is Lucy Barton, and how she works in the short form.

In the second half, Andrew Roe shares his latest collection of stories, Where You Live. He discusses the importance of place and portraying a California that exists outside the Hollywood industry. Andy also talks about recurring themes and the power of the subconscious in creating stories full of depth and insight.

Both authors deconstruct one of their short stories, from original kernel of an idea, through the revision process, struggles, challenges, and the ultimate end-product.

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(Broadcast date: May 17, 2017)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Martha Hall Kelly and Ben Blatt on Writers on Writing

Martha Hall Kelly, author of Lilac Girls and Ben Blatt, author of Nabokov's Favorite Word is Mauve.

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(Broadcast date: May 24, 2017)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko, on Writers on Writing

Novelist Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko, joins guest host Chris Bahnsen for the entire hour to talk about her new novel.

(The show begins 30 seconds in, so patience, please.)

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(Broadcast date: April 12, 2017)