The Book Show

Tuesdays, 3pm - 3:30pm; Thursdays, 8:30pm - 9pm

Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers. 

As the son of a librarian, Joe has been part of the book world since childhood. His first job was as a library assistant, during college he was a clerk at an independent book store and for the past 25 years he has been interviewing authors about their books on the radio.

He is also the host of The Roundtable on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, a 3-hour general interest talk show. Notable authors he has interviewed include: Kurt Vonnegut, John Irving, John Updike, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Arthur Miller, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Anne Rice, Philip Roth, E.L Doctorow, Richard Russo, David Sedaris and Maya Angelou. 

Joe  has won several awards for his interviews, including honors from the Associated Press, the Edward R. Murrow Awards, the New York State Association of Broadcasters, The Headliners, The National Press Club and the Scripps-Howard Foundation. 

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

The Book Show #1260 - Verlyn Klinkenborg

In the new book Several Short Sentences About Writing , author and New York Times editorial board member Verlyn Klinkenborg does away with much of the traditional wisdom on writing and dissects the sentence — its structure, its intention, its semantic craftsmanship — to deliver a new, useful, and direct guide to the art of storytelling.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:00 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

The Book Show #1259 - Umberto Eco

This story is based on monstrous and mysterious events of the 19th century including death of Ippolito Nievo, the forgery of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Dreyfus affair and more. In the world Eco creates, conspiracies abound and one man finds himself in the middle of it all.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:30 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

The Book Show #1258 - Peter Steiner

Peter Steiner is a writer, artist and former New Yorker cartoonist. While he may be best known for his 1993 New Yorker cartoon, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog,” Peter Steiner has recently been making a name for himself as a writer of powerful thrillers. His most recent novel is The Resistance: A Thriller (Louis Morgon Thriller).

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:30 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

The Book Show #1257 - Jonathan Tropper

Jonathan Tropper’sThis is Where I Leave You, was a breakout book that was praised by critics and landed Tropper on the New York Times  Bestsellers List. Three years after publication, Tropper is back with his new novel: One Last Thing Before I Go.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:30 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

The Book Show #1256 - Peter Golden

Award-winning journalist and author Peter Golden’s first novel is Comeback Love: A Novel .

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:30 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

The Book Show #1255 - Tana French

Tana French is the author of four highly acclaimed novels of suspense. French grew up in Ireland, the US and Malawi and trained as an actress at Trinity College Dublin; she has worked in theatre, film and voiceover. And then came fiction. Her books include In the Woods, The Likeness, and Faithful Place and have won Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:30 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

The Book Show #1253 - Stephen L. Carter

Imagine that Abraham Lincoln survived that infamous night in Ford's Theatre, only to eventually meet the same fate that awaited Andrew Johnson: impeachment for alleged high crimes and misdemeanors.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

The Book Show #1252 - Kurt Andersen

Photo courtesy of Thomas Hart Shelby

Kurt Andersen is the author of the bestselling novels Heyday and Turn of the Century. He has also written for film, television, and the stage. He is host of the Peabody Award–winning public radio show Studio 360. His latest novel is the coming-of-age story and thrilling political mystery, True Believers: A Novel.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:00 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

The Book Show #1251 - Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches: A Novel , Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

The Book Show #1250 - James Howard Kunstler

James Howard Kunstler’s The Long Emergency, originally published in 2005, quickly became a grassroots hit. Kunstler’s vision of our post-oil future caught the attention of environmentalists and business leaders alike, and stimulated widespread discussion about our dependence on fossil fuels and on dysfunctional financial and government institutions.

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