Writerscast - Author Interviews

Brad Watson: Miss Jane (a novel) Brad Watson: Miss Jane (a novel)

Miss Jane: A Novel – Brad Watson – W.W. Norton & Company – Hardcover – 9780393241730 – 284 pages – $25.95 (ebook versions available at lower prices) I originated the Writerscast series of conversations with writers at least in part,... [Listen to this podcast]

Ethan Mordden: When Broadway Went to Hollywood Ethan Mordden: When Broadway Went to Hollywood

When Broadway Went to Hollywood – Ethan Mordden – Oxford University Press – Hardcover – 9780199395408 – 272 pages – $29.95 (ebook versions available at lower prices) Ethan Mordden is probably our leading commentator and historian of Broadway... [Listen to this podcast]

Robert Greenfield: Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III Robert Greenfield: Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III

Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III – Robert Greenfield – Thomas Dunne Books – Hardcover – 9781250081216 – 288 pages – $25.99 (ebook versions available at lower prices) For many of us who came of age during the decade... [Listen to this podcast]

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Publishing Talks - About Publishing

David Wilk interviews poet and publisher Bill Mohr David Wilk interviews poet and publisher Bill Mohr

Publishing Talks began as a series of conversations with book industry professionals and others involved in media and technology about the future of publishing, books, and culture. As we continue to experience disruption and change in all media businesses, I’ve been talking... [Listen to this podcast]

David Wilk interviews publisher and poet Merrill Leffler David Wilk interviews publisher and poet Merrill Leffler

Publishing Talks began as a series of conversations with book industry professionals and others involved in media and technology about the future of publishing, books, and culture. I’ve talked with many people about how publishing is evolving as our culture is affected... [Listen to this podcast]

David Wilk interviews poet and publisher Bill Corbett David Wilk interviews poet and publisher Bill Corbett

Publishing Talks began as a series of conversations with book industry professionals and others involved in media and technology about the future of publishing, books, and culture. As we continue to experience disruption and change in all media businesses, I’ve been talking... [Listen to this podcast]

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Authors Voices - Live Readings

Clara Bingham reading from Witness to the Revolution Clara Bingham reading from Witness to the Revolution

Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul 9780812993189 – Random House – Hardcover – $30 I interviewed Clara Bingham about her terrific and important book, Witness to the Revolution for Writerscast.... [Listen to this podcast]

Mary Kay Zuravleff reading from “Man Alive” (a novel) Mary Kay Zuravleff reading from “Man Alive” (a novel)

  I interviewed Mary Kay about her wonderful novel, Man Alive! in May 2014. This is what I said about it then:   I loved reading this book. It has a great sense of humor, it’s complex without being too serious about itself, and a story that grabs you from the... [Listen to this podcast]

James Howard Kunstler Reading from an Unpublished Novel James Howard Kunstler Reading from an Unpublished Novel

Genetically and biologically, we humans must still be heavily pre-literate, so the oral transmission of ideas, art and culture is powerful for us; we listen and concentrate on the words differently than we are used to doing when we consume written texts.  I have always... [Listen to this podcast]

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Pipeline - News & Commentary

The great writer Jim Harrison The great writer Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison has passed on. Not too long ago he said “at my age you don’t think about the future because you don’t have one” but that is true only in the narrowest sense. His future is assured, because his words are still with us. I don’t think... [Read this article]

Allan Kornblum, Coffee House Press Allan Kornblum, Coffee House Press

My good friend, long time publisher and poet Allan Kornblum passed away November 23, 2014. He was only 65, and will be missed by many.  Coffee House Press, which he and Cinda Kornblum founded as the successor to the earlier and more informal Toothpaste Press, has been... [Read this article]

Fred Seibert talking Frederator and more Fred Seibert talking Frederator and more

As some of you may know, I am working with Frederator Studios on a digital publishing program called Frederator Books. We are experimenting in all sorts of ways, mostly doing creative new ebooks for kids of all ages. Frederator is the brainchild of long time media genius... [Read this article]

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