Between the Covers
A weekly show featuring interviews with locally and nationally known authors of both fiction and non-fiction.
Host Jim Schumock presents a special extended interview with Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, whose latest book is The Enchantress of Florence: A Novel. In the book, a tall, yellow-haired, young European traveler calling himself “Mogor dell’Amore,” the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the Emperor Akbar, lord of the great Mughal empire, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the imperial capital, a tale about a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, and her impossible journey to the far-off city of Florence.
The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world. It is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powers–the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolò Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power.
About the Author
Salman Rushdie is the author of nine previous novels: Grimus; Midnight’s Children (which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981 and, in 1993, was judged to be the “Booker of Bookers,” the best novel to have won that prize in its first twenty-five years); Shame (winner of the French Prix de Meilleur Livre Etranger); The Satanic Verses (winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel); Haroun and the Sea of Stories (winner of the Writers Guild Award); The Moor’s Last Sigh (winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel); The Ground Beneath Her Feet (winner of the Eurasian section of the Commonwealth Prize); Fury (a New York Times Notable Book); and Shalimar the Clown (a Time Book of the Year). He is also the author of a book of stories, East, West, and three works of nonfiction– Imaginary Homelands, The Jaguar Smile, and The Wizard of Oz. He is co-editor of Mirrorwork, an anthology of contemporary Indian writing.
Ed Goldberg hosts. His guest is Jennie Shortridge, local author of Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe a novel about a woman's midlife crisis.
- Title: Jennie Shortridge, author of "Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe"
- Producer: Ed Goldberg
- Length: 27:11 minutes (24.9 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Host Ed Goldberg interviews Richelle Mead, author of Succubus Dreams, an urban fantasy of supernatural beings in modern Seattle. Also this AM an Election Day report from Free Speech Radio News.
Host Ed Goldberg interviews local author Phillip Margolin, author of Executive Privilege. Could the President of the U.S. be a serial killer? The novel is set in D.C. and Portland.
Host Crystal Leighty speaks with Garth Stein, author of the novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, which features a canine narrator called Enzo.
- Title: Garth Stein, author of "The Art of Racing in the Rain"
- Producer: Crystal Leighty
- Length: 27:01 minutes (4.64 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 24Kbps (CBR)
Host Jim Schumock interviews Andrew Sean Greer about his latest book, The Story of a Marriage, which is set in the 1950s and molded by the social events of the times.
Host Jim Schumock interviews radio-host and author Scott Simon about his book, Windy City: A Novel of Politics. The book provides an insider's view of Chicago's urban political fray.
Host Ed Goldberg interviews local author Greg Mandel, whose latest book is High Hat, a hard-boiled satire featuring the Pope as a private eye.