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Every third and fifth Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and every first, second and fourth Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

 

A weekly show featuring interviews with locally and nationally known authors of both fiction and non-fiction.

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The Grave on the Wall

Airs at: Thu, 08/29/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  "In this memoir, Brandon Shimoda, an American poet of Japanese descent, tells the story of his family, starting with his grandfather, who was transformed into an 'enemy alien' by World War II; and in doing so, tells a universal story of the horrors of war both physical a... Read more

Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire

Airs at: Thu, 08/22/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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Michelle Peñaloza’s ambitious and remarkable debut searches for a place to anchor in spite of a rancorous world where we might have “began as crumbs ferried in the beak of waxwings.” These poems read mythic yet contemporary in their burst of bloom-song and bright blood stro... Read more

Oval

Airs at: Thu, 08/08/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  "Wilk's debut novel is a strange, vivid thought experiment. In a near-future Berlin, scientist Anja lives in an eco-settlement on an artificial mountain . . . Anja’s quiet, shy analysis turns a critical eye to our future, asking daring questions of how the desire to chan... Read more

Between the Covers on 08/01/19

Airs at: Thu, 08/01/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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They Called Us Enemy

Airs at: Thu, 07/25/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  Host Jenna Yokoyama spoke with two members of the team behind the They Called Us Enemy (Top Shelf, 2019), a graphic novel that tells the biographical story of George Takei's experience with Japanese American concentration camps. Featured are graphic artist Harmony Becker... Read more

Lanny

Airs at: Thu, 07/18/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  “Max Porter's innovative hybrid of fairy tale, fable, and myth cunningly evokes the freewheeling fantasies of children at play. . . .The result is a puckish celebration of imagination and free spirits rising above the buzz of societal scolds and the anxieties of parental... Read more

"Watch Us Rise," Portland author Renee Watson's latest young adult novel (rebroadcast))

Airs at: Thu, 07/11/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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Portland author Renee Watson discusses her latest book, "Watch Us Rise." This episode originally aired Feb 07, 2019 on Black Book Talk. Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission--they're sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so... Read more

Exhalation

Airs at: Thu, 07/04/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  “Like such eclectic predecessors as Philip K. Dick, James Tiptree, Jr., Jorge Luis Borges, Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, China Miéville, and Kazuo Ishiguro,  Ted Chiang has explored conventional tropes of science fiction in highly unconventional wa... Read more

Women Talking

Airs at: Thu, 06/27/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  “One of the first great novels of the year... In a narrative so sharp it could draw blood, Miriam Toews' Women Talking asks an immense, weighty question: How do women who have lived their entire lives in a society that severely limits their agency act when suddenly needi... Read more

Monsters I Have Been

Airs at: Thu, 06/20/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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“Kenji Liu’s Monsters I Have Been writhes knotty tentacles through textual boneyards," raves Douglas Kearny, "disturbing screenplays, theoretical works, and literatures in their coffined-off sleeps... Sharp, protean, dexterous, and discontent―Liu’s collection shows where th... Read more