WYPL Book Talk
Dolen Perkins-Valdez - Take My Hand

Dolen Perkins-Valdez - Take My Hand

May 14, 2022
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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. 

 

William Hazelgrove - Greed in the Gilded Age

William Hazelgrove - Greed in the Gilded Age

May 7, 2022
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William Hazelgrove has written over twenty books including, Madam President: the Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson and Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair. Today we’ll be talking about his most recent title, Greed in the Gilded Age: The Brilliant Con of Cassie Chadwick which is published by Rowman & Littlefield. 

 

Polly Barton - Fifty Sounds

Polly Barton - Fifty Sounds

April 30, 2022

 

We welcome Polly Barton to the show today. Polly is an author, as well as a Japanese literary translator. She is the author of Fifty Sounds: A Memoir of Language, Learning and Longing which is published by Liveright. Polly is the winner of the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize for "Fifty Sounds." She currently resides in Bristol.

 

 

Jared Goldstein - Real Americans - Part 2

Jared Goldstein - Real Americans - Part 2

April 2, 2022

 

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Jared Goldstein is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Roger Williams University School of Law. Today, we have the second of our two-part interview about his recently published book, Real Americans: The Problem of Constitutional Nationalism, which is published by University Press of Kansas. 

 

 

Jared Goldstein - Real Americans - Part 1

Jared Goldstein - Real Americans - Part 1

March 26, 2022
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Jared Goldstein is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Roger Williams University School of Law. This is the first of a two-part interview discussing his recently published book, Real Americans: The Problem of Constitutional Nationalism, which is published by University Press of Kansas. 

 

 

Mark Greaney - Sierra Six

Mark Greaney - Sierra Six

March 5, 2022
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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. 

Lindsay M. Chervinsky - The Cabinet

Lindsay M. Chervinsky - The Cabinet

February 12, 2022

 

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We welcome Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky to the program today for the first of a two-part interview. Dr. Chervinsky is a presidential historian, as well as a columnist at Governing and Washington Monthly. She is the author of The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution which is now available in paperback from Belknap Press an imprint of Harvard University Press. 

 

Hasanthika Sirisena - Dark Tourist

Hasanthika Sirisena - Dark Tourist

January 29, 2022
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In this episode, Dave Mason of Rhodes College and WYPL interviews Hasanthika SirisenaAssistant 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.

 

Brad Taylor - End of Days

Brad Taylor - End of Days

January 15, 2022
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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. 

 

Daniel de Visé - Part Two - King of the Blues

Daniel de Visé - Part Two - King of the Blues

January 8, 2022

 

King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King

We welcome Daniel de Visé to the program today, in this second part of two episodes. Daniel de Visé is a journalist, writer and graduate of Wesleyan and Northwestern universities. He has worked at The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and a multitude of other newspapers in a career spanning 23 years. In 2001, he was the co-recipient of a team Pulitzer Prize, and has acquired over two dozen other national, as well as regional awards in journalism. He is the author of The King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King, which is published by Grove Press.

Daniel de Visé - Part One - King of the Blues

Daniel de Visé - Part One - King of the Blues

January 1, 2022

 

King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King

We welcome Daniel de Visé to the program today, in this first part of two episodes. Daniel de Visé is a journalist, writer and graduate of Wesleyan and Northwestern universities. He has worked at The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and a multitude of other newspapers in a career spanning 23 years. In 2001, he was the co-recipient of a team Pulitzer Prize, and has acquired over two dozen other national, as well as regional awards in journalism. He is the author of The King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King, which is published by Grove Press.

Robert K. Elder - Christmas with Elvis

Robert K. Elder - Christmas with Elvis

December 18, 2021
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Robert K. Elder is a veteran photographer, journalist, author and podcaster. Today we’ll be talking about his latest book, Christmas with Elvis: The Official Guide to the Holidays from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, which is published by Running Press. 

 

Anne Byrn - A New Take on Cake

Anne Byrn - A New Take on Cake

November 27, 2021
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Linda Lloyd talks to Anne Byrn, known as The Cake Mix Doctor, about her latest cookbook, A New Take on Cake, in which she shows how to begin with a packaged cake mix and create new variations that seem to be from scratch. She revisits old recipes and updates them for the new cake mix sizes, and introduces readers to fresh new flavors, as well as recipes for cake lovers with restricted diets.

Rip Rawlings - Part Two - The Kill Box

Rip Rawlings - Part Two - The Kill Box

November 13, 2021
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We welcome H. Ripley Rawlings IV back to the program today. Rip is a retired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel. His first book was the New York Times best-seller co-authored with Mark Greaney, Red Metal. Last year was his solo debut, the first in the Tyce Asher series, Assault by Fire. Today we have the second of a two-part interview about his latest, The Kill Box, which is published by Pinnacle Fiction.

Rip Rawlings - Pat One - The Kill Box

Rip Rawlings - Pat One - The Kill Box

November 6, 2021
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We welcome H. Ripley Rawlings IV back to the program today. Rip is a retired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel. His first book was the New York Times best-seller co-authored with Mark Greaney, Red Metal. Last year was his solo debut, the first in the Tyce Asher series, Assault by Fire. Today we’ll have the first of a two-part interview about his latest, The Kill Box, which is published by Pinnacle Fiction.

Margaret Renkl - Graceland, At Last

Margaret Renkl - Graceland, At Last

October 30, 2021
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Margaret Renkl is the founding editor of Chapter16.org and a weekly contributing Opinion writer for The New York Times. We recently spoke about her second book, Graceland, At Last, which is a collection of her columns for The Times.
Susan Orlean - On Animals

Susan Orlean - On Animals

October 23, 2021
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Susan Orlean is one of the most respected writers of writers in America. In addition to her almost thirty-year position as staff writer with the New Yorker, she has published many best-selling books, including The Orchid ThiefThe Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, and The Library Book. Today we’ll be talking about her latest, On Animals, which is published by Avid Reader Press. 

 

Christina Lane - Pantom Lady part two

Christina Lane - Pantom Lady part two

September 14, 2021

 

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I’m happy to welcome Dr. Christina Lane back to the program today for the second of a two-part interview. Dr. Lane is a professor of film studies and the chair of The Cinematic Arts Department at the University of Miami. Her most recent work, which we’ll finish talking about today, is Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock which is now in paperback from Chicago Review Press. 

 

Christina Lane - Phantom Lady part one

Christina Lane - Phantom Lady part one

September 4, 2021

 

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I’m happy to welcome Dr. Christina Lane to the program today for the first of a two-part interview. Dr. Lane is a professor of film studies and the chair of The Cinematic Arts Department at the University of Miami. Her most recent work, which we’ll be talking about today, is Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock which is now in paperback from Chicago Review Press. 

 

Chaney Kwak - The Passenger

Chaney Kwak - The Passenger

July 24, 2021

 

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Dr. Dave Mason is back today as guest host. Dave will be talking to journalist Chaney Kwak about his debut book, The Passenger: How a Travel Writer Learned to Love Cruises & Other Lies from a Sinking Ship which is published by ‎David R. Godine. 

 

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