Between the Covers on 10/27/11
Wordstock 2011: Some Writers You Should Know
October in Portland is host to Wordstock, the Northwest's largest annual festival of books, writers and storytelling. Host Suzanne LaGrande interview some of the writers featured at this year's festival, including:
Ismet Prcic talking about his first novel Shards.
Children's book author and illustrator Carolyn Conahan on the importance of constructive criticism.
Novelist and short story writer Maile Meloy discussing The Apothecary, her first children's book.
Internationally best-selling Irish author Anne Enright on her new novel, The Forgotten Waltz, just published in the U.S.
Octaviano Merecias Cuevas, a trilingual mixtec poet, language activist and educator on language activism.
Jennifer Egan discussing her novel, A Visit From the Good Squad which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction.
Charles Yu on his novel, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.
Novelist, short story writer, essayist and editor Elissa Schapell discussing her new novel, Blueprints for Building Better Girls.
John Freeman, editor of Granta Magazine on what makes good writing.
For extended interviews with these writers and a discussion of their creative process, go to kboo.fm/writersoncraft