October 8, 2022
Teresa Lim is a journalist originally from Singapore, now living in England. She has recently published in America her debut book, a multigenerational memoir of her family’s journey from Southern China in the late 19th century up to the Japanese invasion of Singapore during World War II, entitled: The Interpreter’s Daughter, and it is available in America from Pegasus.
October 1, 2022
Aram Goudsouzian is a professor and the chair of the history department at the University of Memphis. He’s appeared on Book Talk before to discuss his books, King of the Court about NBA legend Bill Russell, Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear, and The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America. Today we’ll be talking about his latest project, Man on a Mission:James Meredith and the Battle of Ole Miss, an illustrated graphic history of James Meredith’s attempts to attend The University of Mississippi in the early 1960s during Jim Crow. The illustrator for the book is Bill Murray, and the editor is Vijay Shah, and it is published by The University of Arkansas Press.
July 9, 2022
Steve Berry has over 25 million books in print in 40 languages. His first three novels were stand-alone thrillers, The Amber Room, The Romanov Prophecy, and Third Secret. In 2006, he began his tremendously successful Cotton Malone Series with The Templar Legacy, with book number 16, The Kasier’s Web having been published in 2021. He even spun off the popular character Cassiopeia Vitt into several stories co-written with MJ Rose. And there have been short stories and contributions to anthologies over the years. The seventeenth Cotton Malone book is scheduled for February of 2023, but today we’ll be discussing his first stand-alone novel since 2012, The Omega Factor which is published by Grand Central.
July 2, 2022
Mary Laura Philpott has appeared on Book Talk for both of her previous books, first in 2015 with her collection of cartoons, Penguins with People Problems. In 2019, we spoke about her collection of personal essays, I Miss You When I Blink. Today we’ll discuss he most recent release, Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives which is published by Atria Books.
May 14, 2022
Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the current Chair of the Board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, as well as an associate professor of English at American University in Washington, D.C. However, for Book Talk listeners, she is a highly respected writer of fiction. Her debut novel was Wench, followed by Balm, and today we’ll be talking about her newest book, Take My Hand, which is published by Berkley.
March 5, 2022
Mark Greaney returns to the program today. We’ve discussed his co-authoring some of and continuing Tom Clancy’s legendary Jack Ryan thrillers. He’s also written a best-selling military thriller with retired Marine Lt. Colonel H. Ripley Rawlings IV, entitled, Red Metal. But most readers know Mark for his successful Gray Man series starring burned CIA operative, Court Gentry. We’ll be talking about his 11th installment in the series, Sierra Six, which is now available from Berkley.
January 29, 2022
In this episode, Dave Mason of Rhodes College and WYPL interviews Hasanthika Sirisena, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University. She has published a collection of stories, The Other One. She and Dave discuss her collection of essays, Dark Tourist. which was recently published by Mad Creek/Ohio State University Press.
January 15, 2022
Brad Taylor is a retired Army Lt. Colonel who served in what is popularly known as Delta Force. After his service he became a thriller author, creating the Pike Logan series. We’ll be talking about his brand new one, End of Days, where a member of an international religious charity has gone rogue and is trying to bring about Armageddon.