Poet Sherman Alexie knows who to credit for his success as a writer.
“Independent bookstores are the reason why I have a career,” he told Steve Scher on KUOW’s The Record. “When this started out, a book of poems and stories by a Spokane Indian would have never fit anybody’s algorithm. This was a very specific case of a very specific group of people: The white liberal women of independent bookstores promoting my career."
David Hyde speaks with writer Simon Winchester about his new book, "The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible."
Ross Reynolds talks with brothers David and Tom Kelley about the importance of creativity. The brothers run the design firm IDEO and wrote a book titled: "Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us."
Steve Scher sits down with everyone's favorite librarian Nancy Pearl for her book recommendations of the week including the collection “The Art Of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing” edited by Kevin Young, and “The System: The Glory And Scandal Of Big Time College Football” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyain.
November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Journalist Dean R. Owen collected interviews from notable civil rights leaders, White House staff, and others connected to Kennedy for his book, “November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy.”
Owen spoke at the Elliott Bay Book Company on September 14. He was joined by Patricia Baillargeon, a contributor to his book who served as assistant to Eleanor Roosevelt.
Steve Scher gets the latest book recommendations from Nancy Pearl: "The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses 2014 Edition” edited by Bill Henderson, and “The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride.
Ross Reynolds speaks with author Hedrick Smith about his book, "Who Stole the American Dream," which details the struggle of the middle class, in particular the widening gap between those who haves and have nots.