Hanukkah Lights 2011 NPR's annual holiday program celebrating the Jewish festival of lights. Hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz read from a collection of specially commissioned stories centering on Hanukkah.Midday, December 20, 2011
Minn. poet Bly celebrates friend's Nobel Acclaimed Minnesota poet Robert Bly is helping celebrate the Nobel Prize for Literature claimed recently by his longtime friend, Sweden's Tomas Transtromer.December 13, 2011
Q&A: Eric Utne, magazine founder Utne Reader, the Minneapolis-based compendium of progressive writing and alternative media, is relocating to Topeka, Kan., the magazine's publisher announced Monday.December 6, 2011
'11/22/63' : Stephen King on his new time travel book Stephen King's latest novel, "11/22/63", centers on a man who travels back in time to try to prevent JFK's assassination. King discusses the book and his writing career at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.Midday, December 1, 2011
'Fahrenheit 451' finally out as an e-book Ray Bradbury, science fiction/fantasy author and longtime enemy of the e-book, has finally allowed his dystopian classic "Fahrenheit 451" to be published in digital format.November 29, 2011
Talking Volumes: Colson Whitehead Author Colson Whitehead joined Kerri Miller to discuss zombies, Twitter, his childhood journal and his new book, Zone One.
Recorded at the Fitzgerald Theater on November 2nd.Midmorning, November 7, 2011
The tragedy of Arthur In his new novel, Arthur Phillips spins a tale within a tale about a novelist named Arthur Phillips, and his discovery of a long-lost play by Shakespeare. Is Phillips writing about himself, and is the play the real thing? Find out on Midmorning.
Originally broadcast April 26, 2011.Midmorning, October 28, 2011
Author Charles Frazier goes contemporary in newest book Charles Frazier, author of the best-selling novel "Cold Mountain," is moving forward in time, in his newest book. His novel, "Nightwoods," is a thriller, set around 1960 in a remote community in the forested mountains of North Carolina.October 24, 2011
Russell Banks writes the life of a sex offender In 50 years of writing fiction, Russell Banks has told the stories of many less-than-perfect people. For his latest novel "Lost Memory of Skin" he takes on perhaps his most troubling character: a young sex offender.October 18, 2011
Daniel Woodrell's harrowing tales of Ozark life Fans of author Daniel Woodrell have snapped up his books for years. Yet it was only when his novel "Winter's Bone" became an Oscar nominated movie that many people became aware of his work. This weekend he'll read at the Twin Cities Book Festival.October 13, 2011
Literary novelists take on the monster Horror, science fiction and fantasy books have long been popular, but now an increasing number of novelists known for literary fiction are getting in on the act. Is it a recognition of the sales potential, or a desire by writers to explore different genres?Midmorning, October 12, 2011
The Midmorning creature feature Excerpts from conversations with authors Justin Cronin, Daniel Wilson, and Glen Duncan about their literary takes on vampires, robots, and werewolves.Midmorning, October 12, 2011