author http://wamc.org en "The Other Language" By Francesca Marciano http://wamc.org/post/other-language-francesca-marciano <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>The Other Language</em>, Francesca Marciano, the acclaimed author of <em>Rules of the Wild</em>, gives us nine incandescently smart stories, funny, elegant, and poignant by turns, that explore the power of change—in relationships, in geographies, and across cultures—to reveal unexpected aspects of ourselves.</p><p>Francesca Marciano will be in Albany today participating in two <a href="http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/marciano_francesca14.html">New York State Writer's Institute</a> events.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87919 at http://wamc.org "The Other Language" By Francesca Marciano NYPD Red 2 http://wamc.org/post/nypd-red-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes. And Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and relentless pursuer of justice. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings for his partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart when they first met in the academy.</p><p>We welcome <a href="http://www.karpkills.com/">Marshall Karp</a> back to the show to talk about <em>NYPD Red 2</em>, which he co-authored with James Patterson.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87722 at http://wamc.org NYPD Red 2 "Tenth Of December" By George Saunders http://wamc.org/post/tenth-december-george-saunders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.georgesaundersbooks.com/">George Saunders’</a> <em>Tenth of December</em> was named one of the best books of last year by <em>The New York Times Magazine</em>, <em>NPR</em>, <em>Entertainment Weekly</em>, <em>New York</em>, <em>Kirkus Reviews</em>, <em>BookPage</em>, <em>Shelf Awareness</em>, and <em>People</em>. It was a National Book Award finalist and won the <a href="http://www.thefolioprize.com/">Folio prize</a>.</p><p>The collection of short stories scriven in Saunder’s signature sportive and startling style is now available in paperback.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87708 at http://wamc.org "Tenth Of December" By George Saunders "I've Got You Under My Skin" By Mary Higgins Clark http://wamc.org/post/ive-got-you-under-my-skin-mary-higgins-clark <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author, has written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children’s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges.</p><p>In her latest novel, <em>I've Got You Under My Skin</em>, Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered and only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more—the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . . .”</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87601 at http://wamc.org "I've Got You Under My Skin" By Mary Higgins Clark Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival 4/11-12 http://wamc.org/post/read-local-red-hook-literary-festival-411-12 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There is nothing like a good literary festival, especially when it takes over an entire municipality.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.facebook.com/readlocalredhook">3rd Annual Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival</a> will take place next weekend, April 11th and 12th, throughout the village. The festival is full of free events celebrating local authors and featuring the likes of James Romm, Valerie Martin and Gail Godwin.</p><p>We get a preview this morning from two of the organizers - Suzanna Hermans of <a href="http://www.oblongbooks.com/">Oblong Books and Music</a> and Juliet Harrison of <a href="http://www.rhcan.com/">Red Hook Community Arts Network</a>.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87444 at http://wamc.org Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival 4/11-12 5th Annual Woodstock Writers Festival http://wamc.org/post/5th-annual-woodstock-writers-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.woodstockwriters.com/">Woodstock Writers Festival</a> is a collection of writers and their readers who meet for the weekend in Woodstock, NY from April 3-6th. I<span style="line-height: 1.5;">t is the </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual event and there are plenty of events and panels. There will be panels on fiction, biography, journalism and a look at the writing of memoir.</span></p><p>Among the writers who will be on hand are Steven Tobolowsky, Jennifer Clement, Domenica Ruta, MK Asante, J. Michael Lennon and Henry Bushkin.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">To tell us more we welcome Festival Organizer Martha </span>Frankel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and festival headliners Abigail Thomas, Kitty Sheehan and James Howard </span>Kunstler<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87162 at http://wamc.org 5th Annual Woodstock Writers Festival "E. B. White on Dogs" edited by Martha White http://wamc.org/post/e-b-white-dogs-edited-martha-white <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>E. B. White on Dogs</em>, the author's granddaughter and manager of his literary estate, Martha White, has compiled the best and funniest of his essays, poems, letters, and sketches depicting over a dozen of White's various canine companions.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69234 at http://wamc.org "E. B. White on Dogs" edited by Martha White Gary Shteyngart To Give Krieger Memorial Lecture At Vassar College On 3/27 http://wamc.org/post/gary-shteyngart-give-krieger-memorial-lecture-vassar-college-327 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After three acclaimed novels (</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Russian Debutante's Handbook</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Absurdistan: A Novel</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">), Gary </span>Shteyngart<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> turns to memoir with </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Little Failure</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far.</span></p><p>Gary Shteyngart will present the annual <a href="http://info.vassar.edu/news/announcements/2013-2014/140220-gary-shteyngart.html">Krieger Memorial Lecture</a> on March 27 at <a href="http://www.vassar.edu">Vassar College</a> in Poughkeepsie, NY.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86298 at http://wamc.org Gary Shteyngart To Give Krieger Memorial Lecture At Vassar College On 3/27 "Margaret Fuller: A New American Life" by Megan Marshall http://wamc.org/post/margaret-fuller-new-american-life-megan-marshall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Margaret Fuller was a groundbreaking author, social reformer, and Transcendentalist. In her new biography about Fuller, Pulitzer finalist, <a href="http://www.meganmarshallauthor.com/">Megan Marshall</a>, tells the story of how Fuller, tired of Boston, accepted Horace Greeley’s offer to be the New-York Tribune’s front-page columnist. The move unleashed a crusading concern for the urban poor and the plight of prostitutes, and a late-in-life hunger for passionate experience.</p><p>The book is entitled, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0547195605/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0547195605&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Margaret Fuller: A New American Life</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0547195605" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61699 at http://wamc.org "Margaret Fuller: A New American Life" by Megan Marshall "The Finisher" By David Baldacci http://wamc.org/post/finisher-david-baldacci <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawyer-turned-novelist David </span>Baldacci<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is best-known for his best-selling page-turners. Since the 1996 publication of his debut novel, Absolute Power, </span>Baldacci<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has published 27 books for adults, plus three for young readers.</span></p><p>His latest is the YA novel, The Finisher. In the book, we meet “Vega Jane.” We are also introduced to Baldacci’s mythical world of Wormwood, where townsfolk, known as Wugmorts, live in constant fear of the dense and mysterious “Quag” that surrounds them.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85161 at http://wamc.org "The Finisher" By David Baldacci