Fiction

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Book Mole: Border Crossing

Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Pat Barker’s novel, Border Crossing.  Published in 2001, Border Crossing investigates the crimes of particularly violent children, the notion of evil and the possibility of redemption.  Larry reports that it is a meticulously crafted novel... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Robert Michael Pyle

Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
What do three Magdalenas – a woman, a mountain, and an elusive butterfly – all have in common? That’s part of the mystery in the first novel from award-winning naturalist Robert Michael Pyle: Magdalena Mountain, from Counterpoint Press. Bob grew up in the high country of C... Read more

End of Summer Book Talk, plus The Warlord of Saturn's Moons

Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Summer's almost over, as Film Critic DK Holm joins Fortunato to discuss a couple of intereesting books. A complete collection of Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op mysteries, an annotated edition of Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep", and more. For this week's radio drama, w... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Tesla City Stories

Airs at: Mon, 08/20/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
Today, August 20th, is National Radio Day, a day to celebrate radio, and recognize the importance of our medium. At one time, not too long ago, radio was the nation’s primary channel for news and entertainment. With the advent of newer media, namely TV and the internet, the... Read more

A Hector Lassiter Short Story by Greg MacDonald

Airs at: Mon, 08/20/2018 at 11:00pm - Tue, 08/21/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
In our first part we present " Through the Valley of the Shadow of Roosevelt's Nose", by Greg MacDonald. Crime novelist and sometime screen writer, Hector Lassiter, known as"'the man who writes was he lives and lives what he writes",  has been hired by Alfred Hitchcock to s... Read more

The Long Con

Airs at: Thu, 08/09/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Comics conventions are hotbeds of community-building for all flavors of fandom.  But in The Long Con, an apocalyptic event turns convention-goers into an unlikely band of survivors.  Co-writer Ben Coleman and illustrator Emilee Denich join us and share the true-life tale... Read more

"The Best Books I Ever Read," Patricia Heard Hopson

Airs at: Thu, 08/02/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
  Patricia Heard Hopson, retired Portland Public Schools librarian discusses favorite books with Emma Jackson Ford.   Read more

Women in Sunlight: A Novel by Frances Mayes

Airs at: Wed, 07/25/2018 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for Radiozine
  Dennise Kowalczyk interviews author, Frances Mayes, about her life in Italy and her new novel, Women in Sunlight. Frances Mayes is best known for her poetry and her book, Under the Tuscan Sun, that she wrote two decades ago. She now splits her time between North Carolina... Read more

Certain American States

Airs at: Thu, 08/16/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between The Covers
  One of Granta’s Best Young American novelists, Catherine Lacey, the Whiting Award-winning author of The Answers, showcases her literary style in short fiction with Certain American States, a collection of stories about ordinary people seeking—and failing to find—the extr... Read more

Meet Behind Mars by Renee Simms

Airs at: Thu, 09/06/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
  "I feel like I can't tell one story about a giant mustard penis because it's not about a mustard penis only, but about all of these incidents together, in context, and through time." So begins the title story in Renee Simms's debut short story collection, Meet Behind Mar... Read more