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Friday, February 19, 2016

Christopher Castellani & Noy Holland with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Christopher Castellani, author of The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story, and Noy Holland, author of the novel Bird join Barbara DeMarco-Barrett to discuss their books and the art and business of writing.

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(Broadcast date: Feb. 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Yann Martel and Tessa Hadley on with Marrie Stone

International bestselling author Yann Martel (Life of Pi) talks about his latest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal.  He shares his deep interest in the subject of faith and grief, talks about playing the form of the novel, and writing in the aftermath of success.

In the second half, Tessa Hadley joins to discuss her latest work, The Past.  She talks about the origins of her stories, why families and houses create compelling fiction, her work at The New Yorker, and her long road to success.

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(Broadcast date: February 10, 2016)

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Rachel Cantor and Tracy Robert with Nicole

Novelist Rachel Cantor, author of Good on Paper, talks to co-host Nicole Nelson about the finer points of the art of translation, her approach to writing complex child characters, and the benefits of taking advantage of artists' colony residency opportunities. Then Tracy Robert, author of the novel Flashcards and The Curse of Ambrosia, talks about the role of setting in her work, her experience following her story into a dystopian world, and her advice to embrace messiness, recognizing it as a prerequisite for creating art.

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(Broadcast date: February 3, 2016)

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Jean Thompson and Michael Czyzniejewski

Novelist and short story maven Jean Thompson joins Marrie Stone to give decades worth of writing advice and share a preview of her forthcoming novel, due in June 2016.  Jean discusses finding the telling details, how to approach new work, when to abandon things that aren't working, and much more.  Jean in the author of six novels and six short story collections.  Her collection Who Do You Love was a finalist for the National Book Award.

In the second half, writer and professor Michael Czyzniejewski joins to talk about his collection, I'll Love You For the Rest of My Life: Break-up Stories.   He also shares his awesome blog, Story 366, where Mike reviews a new short story every day in 2016.  Check it out.  He is full of wonderful writing advice, as well as some incredible story recommendations.

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(Broadcast date: January 27, 2016)