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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Kristina McMorris and Ruty Sepetys

Marrie Stone chats with historical fiction novelist Kristina McMorris about her latest novel, The Edge of Lost.  Kristina shares her research process, her fascination with history, her secrets to effective dialogue, her relationship with minor characters, and more.

In the second half, Ruta Sepetys returns to the show to talk about her latest YA novel, Salt to the Sea.  Ruta discusses how fiction can convey a greater range of truths than non-fiction, why the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff remains a relatively unknown event, how she creates compelling characters, and more.

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(Broadcast date: March 9, 2016)

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