Between the Covers

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Every third and fifth Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and every first, second and fourth Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

 

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

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Junk

Airs at: Thu, 10/25/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  Tommy Pico's “Junk is a true American odyssey, complete with a reluctant hero who defies all odds to survive. Repulsed by the trashiness of empire, the violence of occupation, this book nonetheless searches in earnest for real tenderness, a romance that isn’t corny. . . ... Read more

Fox & American Fictionary

Airs at: Thu, 10/18/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  Dubravka Ugresic, a novelist and essayist Susan Sontag called a "writer to follow and cherish," has been living in exile in Amsterdam since the Yugoslav wars of the early 90s.  Labeled a traitor and a witch when she vocally critiqued the rising ethno-nationalism of both ... Read more

Report to Megalopolis by Tod Davies

Airs at: Thu, 10/11/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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Host Ken Jones talks with Tod Davies, author of the new novel Report to Megalopolis: or The Post-modern Prometheus, published by Exterminating Angel Press. Tod is the author of Snotty Saves the Day, Lily the Silent, and The Lizard Princess, the first three books in The His... Read more

Writing for Animals

Airs at: Thu, 10/04/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  Essays to inspire animal-themed creative writing... Despite all we know about the sentience of animals, society tends to view and treat nonhuman animals as lesser creatures. And for society to change its views, writers must change their views. We must look closely at how... Read more

Eleanor, or, the Rejection of the Progress of Love

Airs at: Thu, 09/27/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  “Moschovakis is in search of a way of presenting a woman’s life that is not expressed solely through family and bonds with others—that rebuffs inherited conventions while acknowledging that women are still labouring their way through the mare’s nest chaotically erected b... Read more

Between the Covers on 09/20/18

Airs at: Thu, 09/20/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison

Airs at: Thu, 09/13/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  The western novel is an American literary tradition, and our guest today, John Larison, has written one of the best ones in recent memory. Whiskey When We’re Dry tells the story of teenaged Jessilyn Harney, who when her father dies in the spring of 1885, dresses up like ... Read more

Meet Behind Mars by Renee Simms

Airs at: Thu, 09/06/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  "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

You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere else : Mình sẽ luôn là người nọ đến từ nơi nọ

Airs at: Thu, 08/30/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  How to make something vỡ, something broken, something shattered beautiful?  Cách làm cái gì đó vỡ, cái gì đó broken, cái gì đó vụn tan rạng rỡ? In Dao Strom’s collection of poetic fragments, You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else,  translated by Ly Thuy Nguyen ... Read more

Okay Fine Whatever by Courtenay Hameister

Airs at: Thu, 08/23/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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On today’s show, our guest is Courtenay Hameister, Portland-based author of the new book Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things, in conversation with Gigi Little, editor of City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portl... Read more