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Monday, October 19, 2015

Barry Yourgrau and Sasha Abramsky

Barry Yourgrau, author of Mess: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act with Nicole Nelson about "writing short"in the distractible age of the Internet, grinding your mind until you get to the place where things flow, and how even as a confessional writer of fiction, when that mask is removed and he is telling his own story, he found writing a memoir scary.

Then Sasha Abramsky, author of The House of Twenty Thousand Books talks about how telling this personal story was different from his other journalistic projects, how he came upon the structure for the book, and  the importance of letting your guard down, having confidence to take chances with the language and ultimately working to put your personal stamp on your writing.

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(Broadcast date: October 14 2015)

Michelle Huneven and Tracy Daugherty on Writers on Writing

Michelle Huneven, author of Off Course and Tracy Daugherty, author of the Last Love Song, a biography of Joan Didion, talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about their new books and the art and business of writing.

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(Broadcast date: Oct 7, 2015)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Karen Joy Fowler & Bonnie Jo Campbell

Karen Joy Fowler talks with Marrie Stone about the re-release of her short story collection, Black Glass: Short Fictions.  She discusses her pull toward science fiction, how her interests have changed, and why she believes the sibling relationship is one of the most compelling.

In the second half, Bonnie Jo Campbell introduces her latest collection, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters.   How did the title story come to be?  What is her pull toward bleak landscapes?  How long is too long to work on a short story?  When does she abandon a project?  (The answers may surprise you.)

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 (Broadcast date: September 23, 2015)

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Jillian Lauren and Jonathan Galassi

Barbara talks with memoirist Jillian Lauren, author of Everything You Ever Wanted. 
During the second half, Nicole Nelson talks to Jonathan Galassi, President and Publisher of FSG and debut novelist, about his new book Muse.

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(Broadcast date: September 30, 2015)

Jillian will be a featured author at the Pen on Fire Speaker Series and Salon in Corona del Mar on October 13.