• September 25, 2013: Edwidge Danticat and "Claire of the Sea Light"

  • October 1, 2013: Margaret Atwood and "MaddAddam"

  • October 15, 2013: Rick Riordan and "The House of Hades"

  • November 12, 2013: Pat Conroy and "The Death of Santini"


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Edwidge Danticat

September 25, 2013


Edwidge Danticat Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States at age 12. She’s the author of "The Dew Breaker" , "Krik? Krak!", "Farming of Bones" and "Breath, Eyes, Memory". She been nominated for the National Book Award twice and is the winner of both the National Books Critics Circle Award and an American Book Award.

Publisher’s Weekly called "Claire of the Sea Light" a “gorgeous, arresting, and profoundly vivid new novel.” It follows the residents of a small Haitian town as they search for a missing girl.


Margaret Atwood

October 1, 2013


Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the bestselling and award-winning author of "The Handmaid's Tale", "The Robber Bride", and "Alias Grace". Her novel "The Blind Assassin" won the Booker Prize in 2000. Besides being a writer, she is the co-founder of Fanado, an app that allows artists to connect with their audience. She was born in 1939.

"MaddAddam" is the final installment of Margaret Atwood’s science fiction trilogy that started with Oryx and Crake.


Rick Riordan

October 15, 2013


Rick Riordan Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the creator of the Percy Jackson series. His books bring the world of the Greek gods into the modern day. The latest movie based on his young adult novels will be released in summer 2013. Riordan is a former teacher who now writes full time. In 2011, he was named Author of the Year at Children's Choice Book Awards.

The House of Hades is the fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series for young adult readers. The last installment left the major characters, Annabeth and Percy, dangling on a cliff over the edge of a pit to the Underworld.


Pat Conroy

November 12, 2013


Pat Conroy Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, and Beach Music. He was born in Georgia in 1945. He now lives in South Carolina.

The Death of Santini is a memoir about his father, who was the role model for the Marine officer from The Great Santini.




Michael Connelly

December 3, 2013


Michael Connelly Michael Connelly

Bestselling crime novelist Michael Connelly will join Kerri Miller at the Fitzgerald Theater to discuss, "The Gods of Guilt," a new book featuring defense attorney Mickey Haller AKA “the Lincoln Lawyer.” Michael Connelly is a former crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times. His first novel, The Black Echo, won an Edgar Award. "The Gods of Guilt" is his 26th novel.

About "The Gods of Guilt": Mickey Haller gets the text, ‘Call me ASAP - 187,’ and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.




About Tickets

Tickets on sale now for all Fall 2013 shows. Michael Connelly is a special addition to the 2013 Talking Volumes season. Tickets are $23 for MPR members, members of The Loft, and Star Tribune subscribers. They are $25 for the general public. Advance tickets go on sale to members of MPR, The Loft, and Star Tribune at noon, Oct. 1. Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on Oct. 8. There is a $2.50 facility fee per ticket and an additional fee for ordering over the phone.

Call the Minnesota Public Radio box office at 651-290-1200 or visit us online at The Fitzgerald Theater for more information.


About Talking Volumes

Talking Volumes, a partnership of Minnesota Public Radio and Star Tribune, in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center, is a winner of the prestigious Gracie Allen Award. Talking Volumes was noted for its superior quality in writing, production and programming.

About the host

Kerri Miller

Kerri Miller, the host of Talking Volumes, can be heard on The Daily Circuit on Minnesota Public Radio News. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981. She has won numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists National Achievement Award, the Associated Press Award and a Gracie award from the Association of Women in Radio and Television.

The music director of Talking Volumes is Aby Wolf.

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Ticket Information

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About Talking Volumes

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