Between the Covers

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

Coming Soon

Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
The Peripheral by William Gibson
 

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Between the Covers on 07/25/13

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Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Actress and author Julia Sweeney talks about her new book If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother.

Host Ren Green interviews actress and author Julia Sweeney, better known from Saturday Night Live and her one-woman show God Said "Ha!" Sweeney talks about adoptive motherhood, minivans, and her new book If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother, written during a much-needed vacation from the family she worked so hard to assemble.

Between the Covers on 07/18/13

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Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Mystery writer Craig Johnson on his new book "A Serpent's Tooth"

Host Gene Bradley speaks with Craig Johnson, the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery series. Johnson’s series is the basis for Longmire, the hit A&E-TV original drama. They discuss Johnson's latest novel in the Longmire series, A SERPENT’S TOOTH. This time Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire finds himself in the crosshairs of a brewing religious war.

Between the Covers on 07/11/13

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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell

Matt Bell's novel is so unlike anything else you'll read this year that people are struggling to describe just what it is.  The Washington Post says it's like a magical realist story chanted by druids on mushrooms, The Stranger says it feels like a Tolkein epic set inside Plato's cave and told by Carl Jung, others mention Calvino, Borges, Kafka, and the Bible.  Earlier this year Flavorwire called Matt Bell one of the 10 best millennial writers you haven't read (yet) and NPR called Bell's book, In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, one of the smartest meditations on love, family and marriage in recent years.  David Naimon hosts.

Between the Covers on 07/04/13

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Thu, 07/04/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Scott Elliott on his novel Temple Grove

Host Jennifer Kemp interviews Washington State author Scott Elliott about his new novel TEMPLE GROVE, the story of a young man who is part Native American and who falls in love with Olympic National Park and makes a point to protect it, perhaps with disastrous consequences.

Between the Covers on 06/27/13

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Thu, 06/27/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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We Need New Names with NoViolet Bulawayo

Darling is only 10 years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's debut calls to mind the great storytellers of displacement and arrival who have come before her--from Zadie Smith to Monica Ali to J.M. Coetzee--while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.

Between the Covers on 06/20/13

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Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Colum McCann on his new novel "Transatlantic"

Host ren green speaks with Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award and the bestselling author of "Let the Great World Spin," about his new novel "Transatlantic," which connects a series of narratives spanning 150 years and two continents moving from 1845 to Frederick Douglass to George Mitchell to Obama.          

Beginning in the year of the Irish famine and ending in 2011 when President Obama lands on Irish shores, truth meets the imagination, and fact meets fiction, "Transatlantic" is a meditation on identity and history. 

Between the Covers on 06/13/13

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Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Khaled Hosseini on his new novel "And the Mountains Echoed"

Host Sarika Mehta interviews Khaled Hosseini about his new book "And the Mountains Echoed," a multigenerational novel that follows its characters around the globe - from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos.

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States with his family in 1980, where he trained as a doctor with a specialty in internal medicine. He is the author of "The Kite Runner" and "A THousand Splendid Suns." He is also a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Un Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, which provides humanitartian assistance to the peopleof Afghanistan.

Between the Covers on 06/06/13

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Thu, 06/06/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Writer and professor Marivi Soliven on her novel "The Mango Bride"

Host Sarika Mehta interviews Marivi Soliven about her new novel "The Mango Bride." 

"The Mango Bride" is the story of two immigrant Filipinas in California. Banished by her wealthy Filipino family in Manila, Amparo Guerrero travels to Oakland, California, to forge a new life. Although her mother labels her life in exile a diminished one, Amparo believes her struggles are a small price to pay for freedom…

Like Amparo, Beverly Obejas – an impoverished Filipina waitress – forsakes Manila and comes to Oakland as a mail order bride in search of a better life. Yet even in the land of plenty, Beverly fails to find the happiness and prosperity she envisioned.

Between the Covers on 05/30/13

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Thu, 05/30/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Stupid Children with Lenore Zion

Jane lived happily with her father until his failed suicide attempt and relocation to a mental hospital forced her into the foster care system.  By chance, Jane is assigned to foster parents involved in the Second Day Believers—a cult focused on the “cleansing” of mental impurities in their children, and the sanctity of the internal organs of farm animals. Jane is quickly initiated into the cult but her father’s lingering voice prevents her from becoming entirely indoctrinated.  Despite Jane’s resistance, she is revered in the cult as the second coming of the late wife of the leader of the Second Day Believers.

Between the Covers on 05/23/13

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Thu, 05/23/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Jean Kwok, author of "Girl in Translation"

Host Sarika Mehta interviews best-selling author Jean Kwok, who is best known for her novel Girl in Translation. Jean Kwok visited Portland in April as part of PCC Reads 2012-2013: Girl in Translation.

Jean Kwok immigrated from Hong Kong to Brooklyn when she was five and worked in a Chinatown clothing factory for much of her childhood. She won early admission to Harvard, where she worked as many as four jobs at a time, and graduated with honors in English and American literature, before going on to earn an MFA in fiction at Columbia.

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Novelist Yiyun Li -- Frailty & Courage in Modern China

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Wed, 03/25/2009


Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Yiyun Li, author of "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers" and "The Vagrants," her debut novel, which is set in China in the late 1970s. It deals with human frailty and courage.

 

 

Local Producers Discuss Literary Journal: "Ink-Filled Page"

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Wed, 03/18/2009

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews local producers Ali McCart, Kristin Thiel, Joseph Riippi, and Scott Parker, of "Ink-Filled Page," a quarterly journal of fiction, nonfiction and artwork from Indigo Editing & Publications. 

Annie Leibovitz Talks about Her Work

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Wed, 03/11/2009

Host Jim Schumock interviews Annie Leibovitz about her book "Annie Leibovitz at Work." Leibovitz talks about her work, which spans a period beginning with Richard Nixon's resignation and ends with Barack Obama's Presidential campaign. She talks to Jim about the Rolling Stones Tour, John Lennon and Yoko Ono and others she has photographed.

Author Lisa Gardner on her Thriller "Say Goodbye"--An Oregon Connection

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Wed, 03/04/2009

Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Lisa Gardner, author of "Say Goodbye," a thriller about abduction and abuse, with an Oregon connection.Lisa Gardner started her first novel, a romance, when she was 18. She sold it to Silhouette Intimate Moments just three years later, during her junior year of college. It was released as "Walking After Midnight" under her pseudonym Alicia Scott. In 1993 Gardner graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in International Relations. She got a job working as a management consultant, but she kept up her writing. Her mystery novels include: Alone (2005), I'd Kill for That (2004), The Killing Hour (2003), The Survivors Club (2002), The Next Accident (2001), The Third Victim (2001), The Other Daughter (1999) and The Perfect Husband (1998.

 

M. Thomas Cooper author of "42"

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Mon, 02/23/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews M. Thomas Cooper, author of "42," a novel set in Portland about a man's missing family and his slow descent into madness.

Laura Lippman author of "Another Thing to Fall"

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Mon, 02/09/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews Laura Lippman, author of "Another Thing to Fall," a novel of murder on a TV shoot in Baltimore.

Kat Richardson author of "Underground"

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Mon, 02/02/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews Kat Richardson, author of Underground, a detective horror hybrid set in Seattle. Kat imageRichardson is a cross-genre writer, creating a combination of Science Fiction/Fantasy and Mystery/Crime no matter how hard she tries to write something else--although she has tried her hand at a bit of almost everything else. She dabbles in other text forms and media including: RPGs (Moon Elves); Film (The Glove); Computer Games (T2X); and Comics (Dangerous Days); as well as creating and maintaining her website; and taking a few abortive runs at Flash (The Pigeon of Death) and Photo Manipulation (Kat Nap). She currently lives on a sailboat in Seattle with her husband, two ferrets, and a very crotchety old cat.

Really Good Non-Fiction Books

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Mon, 01/26/2009

Michelle and Kathleen host a quick look at recent really good non-fiction books, many political. The show includes short samples of interviews with authors on a variety of topics including the redistribution of wealth, voluntary simplicity, surviving a right-wing fundamentalist reform school and facts and fictions of the human species.

Antony Lowenstein, "The Blogging Revolution"

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Mon, 01/12/2009

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Australian based journalist, author and blogger Antony Lowenstein about his book, "The Blogging Revolution."

Art Spiegelman

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Mon, 01/05/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews Art Spiegelman, artist and author of "Breakdowns" and "Maus."

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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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