Fiction

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The Glamshack by Paul Cohen

Airs at: Thu, 02/08/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Paul Cohen, author of the novel The Glamshack, Paul's first book and the first publication from independent press 7.13 Books. The novel was nominated for a Pushcart Press Editor’s Book Award, and was included in the “Most Anticipated Small Press Bo... Read more

Book Review: The Power of One

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Larry Bowlden reviews Bryce Courteny’s novel The Power of One, a coming-of-age story about a young English boy in South Africa. Read more

Betty Before X author Renee Watson

Airs at: Thu, 02/01/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty's house doesn't quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she can't shake the feeling that her mother doesn't want her. Church helps those worries fade, if only for a little while. The singing, the preaching, the sp... Read more

Speculative Fiction in the Revolution

Airs at: Fri, 01/26/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Positively Revolting
We are made up of stories, and build our societies on the stories we tell. Speculative fiction challenges us to reimagine the world. Ursula K. Le Guin has been one of the greatest authors in the field. She passed away last Monday, after writing science fiction, fantasy, ess... Read more

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