fiction

Author Interview
2:12 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

The Norwegian Author You Might Start Hearing More About

Credit Jo Nesbo's book, "Police."

Marcie Sillman interviews Norwegian author Jo Nesbo about the newest book in his crime series about the character Harry Hole called, "Police." It has just been published in English and one of his earlier books is being adapted for film.

This interview originally aired on November 7, 2013.

Author Interview
12:51 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Elizabeth Gilbert Goes Back To Her Fiction Roots

Elizabeth Gilbert's historical fiction "The Signature of All Things."

Marcie Sillman sits down with author Elizabeth Gilbert, whose memoir "Eat, Pray, Love" was turned into a movie, about her return to fiction in "The Signature of All Things."

This interview originally aired on November 8, 2013.

Author Interview
4:41 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Finding Inspiration Among Tombstones

Author Jennifer Hotes and KUOW's Steve Scher at Lakeview Cemetery, the inspiration behind Hotes' book "Four Rubbings."
KUOW Photo/Amina al-Sadi

Steve Scher interviews local author Jennifer Hotes, who has written a fictionalized version of Seattle's famous Lakeview Cemetery called "Four Rubbings."

Fiction Podcast
4:17 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Community Radio Enters The Supernatural With "Welcome To Night Vale"

A loyal "Welcome To Night Vale" fan used the show's trademark image to inspire a pumpkin carving.
Flickr Photo/Rowan

Steve Scher talks with Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, the creators of a podcast that centers around a small desert town where many strange and unusual events occur: Welcome To Night Vale.

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Books
4:30 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

A Conversation With Author Julie Otsuka

Author Julie Otsuka.
Credit Courtesy/Julie Otsuka Facebook Page

American history is full of stories of disenfranchised women who assert their rightful role in society and in so doing, open up the culture. Author Julie Otsuka’s family was interned following the bombing of Pearl Harbor; her father was arrested as a potential spy. She told that story in her award-winning first novel, “When the Emperor Was Divine.” Her second novel, “The Buddha in the Attic,” reaches farther back to explore the lives of brides sent from Japan to America between the wars, and the strain of traditional values in a nation that promised opportunity for all. The writer Julie Otsuka joins us.

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Books
2:49 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

FOUND Magazine’s Davy Rothbart

FOUND Magazine's Davy Rothbart. (Photo/Dan Busta)

FOUND Magazine creator and This American Life contributor Davy Rothbart joins us to talk about 10 years of FOUND and his new collection of essays, "My Heart Is An Idiot." Then, Marcie Sillman speaks with choreographer Amy O’Neal about her new solo performance at Velocity Dance Center.