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Readers & Writers: Brock Clarke

Our guest is Brock Clarke, whose most recent novels are this year's Exley, and from 2007, the highly-acclaimed An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host. Clarke appears as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series and will give a reading Thursday at 8 pm in the Sykes Common Room on the university campus in Canton.  Go to full article
Gish Jen
Gish Jen

Readers & Writers: Gish Jen

Our guest is Gish Jen, whose 1997 novel Mona in the Promised Land catapulted her to the top tier of contemporary American fiction. More recent work has included the story collection Who's Irish? and the novel, Typical American. Her latest book, World and Town, was published in October. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Winter Reading Call-in

Our annual holiday and winter reading list call-in. Hosted by Ellen Rocco, Chris Robinson and John Ernst, the show solicits listeners suggestions for great books--new and classic--for gift-giving or deep winter reading. If you'd like to share more suggestions, use the comment form below or, email ellen@ncpr.org.

The list is complete. Well, for now. Here's wishing you enough wintry weather to justify reading as much as you want to without feeling guilty.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Dinty Moore, "Between Panic & Desire"

Our guest is Dinty Moore, whose 2009 memoir, Between Panic & Desire, was widely well-received and won the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize. Other books include The Accidental Buddhist and The Emperor's Virtual Clothes.

Moore will be reading from his work in Canton tonight at 8 pm as part of The St. Lawrence University Writers Series. The event takes place in the Sykes Common Room on the university campus.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Robert Finch, nature writer

A regular contributor to our sister station on Cape Cod and recipient of a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for his work with WCAI, Finch is also editor of The Cape Cod Naturalist and has published seven books of essays. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host.  Go to full article
Peter Campion
Peter Campion

Readers & Writers: Poet Peter Campion

Our guest Peter Campion has two collections of poetry, Other People and The Lions. Widely published in magazines and reviews, he is also the editor of the journal Literary Imagination, published by Oxford University Press. Chris Robinson hosts with an assist from Bob Cowser of St. Lawrence Univerity and NCPR's Dale Hobson. Campion will read Thusday evening at 8 pm in the Sykes Formal Lounge at St. Lawrence University in Canton.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Bob Cowser, editor of Why We're Here

Our guests are Bob Cowser, editor of Why We're Here: New York Essayists on Living Upstate, and contributing essayist Paul Graham. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: George Saunders, author of The Braindead Megaphone

Opening the 2010-11 season of Readers & Writers, our guest is George Saunders, author of several collections of short fiction as well as his acclaimed The Braindead Megaphone, a collection of essays and observations about 21st century America. Witty and surprising, Saunders is the recipient of both a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Saunders will read from his work at a public appearance on Thursday, September 16 at 8 pm in Sykes Common Room on the SLU campus. He is part of the SLU Writers Series.  Go to full article

Readers and Writers Summer Reading Call-in

It's our annual Readers and Writers Summer Reading Call-in. Staff, guests and listeners hare the best beach reads and whatever else is on the summer reading bookshelf. Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined by book maven John Ernst. A compiled reading list will be available in a few days.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Anna Quindlen, Every Last One

Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson talk with Anna Quindlen about her new book, Every Last One, a novel about a family that is blindsided by a shocking act of violence. Quindlen is the author of five previous novels, seven nonfiction collections, and her New York Times column, "Public and Private," was awarded the Pulitzer in 1992.  Go to full article

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