Between the Covers

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

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Episode Archive

Portland Author Margaret Malone: People Like You

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Thu, 11/12/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Margaret Malone: People Like You

Between the Covers welcomes Portland author Margaret Malone to celebrate the launch of her debut short story collection, People Like You, published by local press Atelier26.

Colum McCann on "Thirteen Ways of Looking," his new short story collection

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Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Colum McCann on "Thirteen Ways of Looking," his new short story collection

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Colum McCann about Thirteen Ways of Looking, a new short story collection – the first in 12 years –  from the National Book Award–winning author. In the title novella, a retired judge reflects on his life’s work, unaware as he goes about his daily routines that this particular morning will be his last.

Gutshot by Amelia Gray

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Thu, 10/29/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Gutshot by Amelia Gray

Right on time for Halloween, a conversation with Amelia Gray.  "Reading Gutshot is a little like being blindfolded and pelted from all sides with fire, Jell-O and the occasional live animal. You'll be messy at the end and slightly beaten up, but surprised and certainly entertained . . . She pushes against the outer limits of what humans can and will do. She seems to be testing her readers, too. Will you come with me here? How about if I take it a little further? Are you still game? (Ramona Ausubel The New York Times Book Review).  David Naimon hosts.

T. Geronimo Johnson on his novel, "Welcome to Braggsville"

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Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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T. Geronimo Johnson on his novel, "Welcome to Braggsville"

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with PEN/Faulkner finalist T. Geronimo Johnson about his novel Welcome to Braggsville, a dark and socially provocative Southern-fried comedy about four UC Berkeley students who stage a dramatic protest during a Civil War reenactment. A literary coming-of-age novel, Welcome to Braggsville, reminds us of the promise and perils of youthful exuberance, while painting an indelible portrait of contemporary America.

Lauren Groff on her new novel "Fates and Furies"

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Thu, 10/15/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Lauren Groff on her new novel "Fates and Furies"

Host Dave Mazza interviews Lauren Groff, award-winning author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, about her new book, Fates and Furies, an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception. Fates and Furies is an examination of a marriage and a portrait of a creative partnership.

Lauren Groff is the author of the novel The Monsters of Templeton, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, Delicate Edible Birds, a collection of stories, and Arcadia, a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award.

Elizabeth Gilbert, BIG MAGIC: Creative Living Beyond Fear

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Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Elizabeth Gilbert, Author of BIG MAGIC

Between the Covers welcomes international bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, to discuss her new book, BIG MAGIC:  Creative Living Beyond Fear.

Elizabeth Gilbert is a versatile and creatively boundless author of works of fiction, non-fiction, short stories, a cookbook, and memoirs, including the global phenomenon, EAT, PRAY, LOVE.

In her latest offering, BIG MAGIC: Creative Living Beyond Fear, it might appear that she has branched into self-help books as well, though in the view of the author it is more of an exploration of creativity, by someone who sincerely enjoys thinking and talking about the subject.

Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin has published more than sixty books of fiction, fantasy, science fiction, children’s literature, poetry, drama, criticism, and translation. Among her honors are a National Book Award, a PEN/Malamud Award for short fiction, five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, twenty-one Locus Awards,and the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She speaks with host David Naimon about her book Steering The Craft.  Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this guide to the craft of writing lays out ten chapters that address the most fundamental components of narrative, from the sound of language to sentence construction to point of view.

Baby's On Fire by Liz Prato

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Thu, 09/24/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Baby's On Fire by Liz Prato

Host David Naimon talks with Portland writer, teacher and editor, Liz Prato, about her debut collection of stories Baby's On Fire.  Writer Steve Almond describes the collection well:  "Liz Prato's stories are filled with the lost, the lonely, and the damned, and she makes all of them sing with a haunting grandeur. Baby's on Fire is a lamentation brimming with wit, candor, and the eternal possibility of mercy."

The Dying Grass by William T. Vollmann

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Thu, 09/17/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Dying Grass by William T. Vollmann
Host Ken Jones talks with William T. Vollmann, author of 10 novels, 4 collections of short fiction, a memoir, 6 works of non-fiction (including the 7-volume treatise on violence, Rising Up and Rising Down), and numerous articles. His latest work is The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War, which is Book 5 in his Seven Dreams series of historical fiction.
 
Jane Smiley wrote in her New York Times review of the book: “Vollmann is one of the most idiosyncratic and challenging novelists at work today. The Dying Grass, like his other works, daringly pushes at the edges of the novel as a form, while at the same time demanding that the reader sit up and pay attention.”

Patsy Kullberg on her Novel, "Girl in the River"

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Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Patsy Kullberg on her Novel, "Girl in the River"

We speak with local writer Patsy Kullberg about her new novel, Girl in the River, a portrait of the intimate lives of women during one of the most corrupt periods in Portland history. It’s the middle of the twentieth century and Portland has fallen into the hands of gangsters. Newly orphaned Mae Rose is on the lam from a knife wielding pimp, mustering her own worst impulses to survive, while Dr. Ruth Barnett, queen of Portland’s nightlife, runs a lucrative abortion service. After the war, both women are caught in the cross hairs of anti-vice crusader Dottie “Do-good” Lee. But Mayor Lee’s DA-in-pursuit has his own dirty little reasons to track Mae down.

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions

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Mon, 05/19/2008

 Marianne Barisonek speaks with Chitra Banerjee
Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions, which recasts the
Indian epic Mahabharata from the perspective of Princess Panchaali and offers a
vivid and inventive companion to the renowned poem.

Alexandra Fuller, author of "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant"

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Mon, 05/12/2008

KBOO producer Lisa Loving speaks with author and essayist Alexandra Fuller about oil drilling in the Wyoming wilderness, and the war-like impact the Haliburton Corporation's drilling rigs have on local communities. Fuller's newest work of nonfiction is "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant."

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Mon, 05/05/2008

A special featuring a recent reading by noted Portland author Ursula K. La Guin.  She reads from her new novel, Lavinia, which is based on a secondary character mentioned briefly in Virgil's masterpiece, The Aeneid.  La Guin says she thought it was time that Lavinia got to tell her view of things.

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Samantha Hunt discusses "The Invention of Everything Else"

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Mon, 04/28/2008

Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews Samantha Hunt author of "The Invention of Everything Else" a novel about Nikola Tesla, the ecentric Serbian inventor known for his revolutionary work with electricity and radio.

Marc Acito talks about his newest novel, Attack of the Theater People

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Tue, 04/22/2008

Producer Lisa Loving interviews award-winning novelist and political commentator Marc Acito about his newest comic novel, Attack of the Theater People.

 

Blake Nelson's novel, "Girl"

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Mon, 04/21/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviews Blake Nelson, author of Girl, a novel of a teenage girl and the agony of high school.

Malcolm Boyd

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Mon, 04/14/2008

Cecil Prescod hosts a special extended interview with gay pioneer Malcolm Boyd, who rips into American culture in his new book, Samuel Joseph for President: Media Politics , Religion, and Race. Boyd is a gay elder, freedom rider, civil rights and anti-war activist. He is also the first openly gay Episcopal priest. His life partner, Mark Thompson, a writer, photographer and former Advocate editor, is also featured in the interview.

Maude Barlow

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Mon, 04/14/2008

Jay Thiemeyer interviews Maude Barlow author of Blue Covenant: the Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water.

Political Books Special

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Mon, 04/07/2008

A Membership Special on Important Thinkers on Cutting Edge Issues. We speak with authors of recent outstanding political books. Guests include Loretta Napoleoni, author of Rogue Economics; Chris Hedges, author of War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning and I Don't Believe in Athiests; Jacob Heilbrun, author of They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons; Ibrahim Warde, author of The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind the Financial War on Terror; Maude Barlow on Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water; Kevin Phillips, author of Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism; Hugh Wilford, author of The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America and more.

Gobshite Quarterly Special Unedited

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Mon, 03/31/2008

Host Lisa Loving speaks with RV Brannam, Moira McAuliffe and Channing Dodson, who talk about their newly published compendium of obscenities and insults. It's called How to Curse and Berate in 69+ Languages. Warning: This unedited version of the program contains language we can't use on the radio because of FCC regulations.

Comments

Timber Beasts

I've read the book twice and rather hoped to hear the program that the author spoke on the book. But that page was not available on your site. Anyway, I loved the book. I thought it was an exciting dose of history. Stoner brought the Portland of  1900 to life. There was intrigue that kept my interest throughout the book.

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I was washing eggs at the farm when this came on. I loved it and looked for it to share with my peeps!

 

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