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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Mystery Writer Anthony Horowitz on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Anthony Horowitz might be the most prolific and successful author living in the U.K. today. He’s murdered more characters, fictionally, than any other living writer. Creator of the Alex Rider series, commissioned by the Conan Doyle estate to write two new Sherlock Holmes mysteries and the Ian Fleming estate to write a James Bond novel, Horowitz has penned over 50 books. He’s also written for television and screen.

Horowitz joins Marrie Stone to talk about the second in his latest series, Moonflower Murders. He was on the show in 2017 to talk about the first, Magpie Murders. In addition to exploring Horowitz’s obsessive writing personality, they chat about magic, the inspiration of art, and the problems with the recent HBO series The Undoing. They also talk about our current socio-cultural climate and the unseen traps writers can fall into without warning. For mystery writers, Anthony’s insights and advice are invaluable. For fans of his fiction, you’ll enjoy stepping behind the pages to see how the magic is made.

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(Broadcast date: December 30, 2020)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Essayist Michele Morano on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Unrequited love and unconsummated romance is the subject of Michele Morano’s latest memoir-in-essays, Like Love. These fourteen essays explore romantic friendships, dangerous crushes, familial infatuations, and the complicated emotions surrounding parental love. Morano’s essays feel at once daring, vulnerable, insightful, and full of familiar emotions most of us dare not name. She joins Marrie Stone to talk about love, longing, and desire, but also about craft, technique, and the art of writing an effective essay.


What separates an essay from an anecdote? What’s the difference between therapeutic writing and art? What are some effective techniques for accessing old memories? What’s the sign that you’re stumbling into something worthwhile to write about? Morano talks about all this and more.  

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(Broadcast date: December 16, 2020)

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Literary agent Betsy Amster on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Literary agent Betsy Amster talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about publishing.

(Broadcast date: Dec. 9, 2020)

Musical intro/outro/interludes by Travis Barrett. Find him on Spotify and Soundcloud.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles, author of A Gentleman in Moscow and The Rules of Civility, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about his novels, short stories, and the art, craft, and business of writing. 

(Broadcast date: Nov. 25, 2020)

Musical intro, outro, and interludes by Travis Barrett. You can find him on Spotify and Soundcloud.

Friday, December 04, 2020

Nicole Krauss on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Nicole Krauss may be best known for her novels, which include Man Walks into a Room, History of Love, Forest Dark, and Great House. But several of her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, the Atlantic, and elsewhere. For the first time, she's published a collection of her stories and joins Marrie Stone to talk about them. To Be a Man explores issues of gender in its many forms—parenthood, childhood, romantic partnerships, and friendships. The men in her stories are fathers, sons, soldiers, artists, and lovers with human fallibility and the desire for redemption.

Krauss talks about how motherhood changed her perspective on gender issues, how films and other art forms inform her work, the reasons she's reluctant to teach writing, and so much more.

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(Broadcast date: December 2, 2020)

(Record date: October 14, 2020)