Fiction

Ursula K. Le Guin: "Out Here"

Airs at: Thu, 01/25/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
  "Women's writing tends to get disapeared when they die..." -Ursula K. Le Guin Portland's own Ursula K. Le Guin passed away this week at the age of 88. She was a novelist working mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction but she also authored children's books, s... Read more

The Monday Sampler

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Lots of guests on today's show joining the Sampler crew. Local writers Julia Laxer and Anna Suarez will share some of their work with us. And, dropping by to answer any food questions will be Food Guru, Josh Alsberg. We then will present the first part of our radio adaptati... Read more

Unruly Jade by Terence Faherty

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2018 at 11:00pm - Tue, 01/16/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Tonight, Rude Jade by Terence Faherty. A private eye adventure set in famous nightspots of Hollywood in 1946. Scott Elliott is hired to babysit a hard drinking writer/humorist as he tours his favorite nightclubs. At first it appears easy enough until Scott happens to over h... Read more

Chuck Palahniuk: Tricksters and Terrorists

Airs at: Thu, 01/18/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  Portland author Chuck Palahniuk is the most restless of literary lions, reinventing himself with each book, alternately dazzling and bedeviling his readership.  With Legacy, his latest coloring book / novella hybrid, Palahniuk dives further into visual storytelling, crea... Read more

Tom Gauld's Literary Funnies

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Tom Gauld is best known to Americans for his droll and iconic cartoons in The New Yorker and The Guardian where literature and mythology get mashed up with pop culture.  But he's also the author of such imaginative graphic novels as Goliath, Hunter and Painter, and The G... Read more

Her Body and Other Parties

Airs at: Thu, 02/01/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  “Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado, is a love letter to an obstinate genre that won’t be gentrified. It’s a wild thing, this book, covered in sequins and scales, blazing with the influence of fabulists from Angela Carter to Kelly Link and Helen Oyeyemi,... Read more

Red Clocks

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  In Leni Zumas' Red Clocks, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new... Read more

The Politics of Living - Episode 11

Airs at: Wed, 01/03/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for The Politics of Living
  January 3, 2018   Pulitzer-Prize nominated author Inara Verzemnieks discusses her latest work with contributor Inessa Anderson.  The book, entitled "Among the Living and the Dead", is part memoir, part historical record.  Inara was raised by her Latvian refugee grandp... Read more

The Days When Birds Come Back by Deborah Reed

Airs at: Thu, 12/28/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Dennise Kowalczyk talks to author Deborah Reed about her new novel THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK June is undoubtedly in transition. Reeling from her divorce, trying to stay sober, and faced with a completely stalled career, she’s recently returned to the beautiful Ore... Read more

Book Mole Year in Review

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Book Mole Larry Bowlden looks back on his reading this past year, and recommends, among other works, The Ninth Hour,  Manhattan Beach, The Snow Child, Lying Under the Apple Tree, and works by Mary Lawson and William Boyd.   Image by Ch. Maderthoner (Own work) [CC0], via... Read more