December 2018 Write On! Radio Archives

On Tuesday December 4th, Steve talks with Will McGrath about his new memoir is Everything Lost Is Found Again: Four Seasons in Lesotho. He spent 20 months living in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho. He has written for The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Foreign Affairs, Guernica and Roads & Kingdoms, and his nonfiction writing has won awards, including the 2014 Felice Buckvar Prize.

On Tuesday December 11th, Amy talks with David Mura about his latest work A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity & Narrative Craft in Writing, a book on creative writing that addresses our increasingly diverse American Literature. Mura is a writer, memoirist, poet and performance artist who brings a unique perspective to our multi-racial and multi-cultural society. A third-generation Japanese-American, he has written intimately about his life as a man of color and the connections between race, sexuality and history.

On Tuesday December 18th, Josh talks with Mary Desjarlais about her new novel The Cutter's Widow. Set against the backdrop of 1915 urban poverty in St. Paul, it focuses on a young widow who becomes a baby broker and partners with a local pickpocket. Ultimately, she becomes the focus of attention in a murder investigation by one of Saint Paul’s first female police officers. Mary Desjarlais's first novel published was Dorie LaValle in 2011 and re-released through Calumet Editions in the end of 2017.