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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri April 12, 2013

2013 Orion Book Award - Craig Childs' "Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth"

    Craig Childs’ book Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth has won the 2013 Orion Book Award in recognition of its success in addressing the human relationship with the natural world in a fresh, thought-provoking, and engaging manner.

Speaking for the jury, Orion Magazine associate editor Hannah Fries said, “A mixture of adventure, science, and engaging storytelling, Apocalyptic Planet demonstrates an open-mouthed awe of the earth in all its dynamism, a spirit of passionate curiosity, and a fresh and humbling way of thinking about the planet and our place within its grand, catastrophic life.”

Craig Childs and Amanda Fries join us.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Read Local! Red Hook Literary Festival

    This year’s Read Local! Red Hook Literary Festival takes place this Friday through Sunday.

The fest will include “Stories on Stage” Hudson Valley Actors Read Hudson Valley Authors; I Want to Be in a Band! – a Music & Movement Program for kids featuring author and musician Suzzy Roche, and illustrator Giselle Potter; Telling Stories: Conversations with Fiction Writers featuring Owen King, Kelly Braffet, Frank Delaney, and Marshall Karp – and much much more! All events are free and open to the public.

Suzanna Hermans, Co-Owner of Oblong Books and Music; Helen Seslowsky, event coordinator, and author and broadcaster, Frank Delaney, join us.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu April 4, 2013

David Sedaris - One new book and three regional shows

    David Sedaris' new book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, will be released by Little Brown on April 23rd.

The satirist and public radio favorite will be at three venues in three different cities in our region: The Bardavon on 4/5The Mahaiwe on 4/6, and The Egg on 4/11.

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

The Book Show #1286 - George Saunders

    George Saunders is renowned for his six collections of short stories, novellas, and his non-fiction essays.

His most recent work, Tenth of December: Stories, was reviewed for The New York Time Magazine with the headline: "George Saunders has written the best book you’ll read this year."

The collected stories are dark yet funny, desperate yet hopeful.

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Tue March 12, 2013

"Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories" by Karen Russell

    Author Karen Russell made quite a splash with her terrific 2011 novel, Swamplandia. Now she is back with a terrific short story collection entitled, Vampires in the Lemon Grove.

Karen Russell is one of today’s most celebrated and vital writers—honored in The New Yorker’s list of the twenty best writers under the age of forty. Her wondrous new work displays a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers.

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

The Book Show #1285 - Robert Crais

  Robert Crais is the author of the best-selling Elvis Cole novels and was the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award.

His latest novel, Suspect, tells the story of Scott and Maggie - an LAPD K9 team nobody trusts--damaged goods who are wounded, scared, and suspect. Who work together to solve a murder and regain trust.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Wed February 27, 2013

The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers 2013

    The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers is a month-long festival of women writers. We get a preview of all the events including panels, readings, lectures, and networking events.

A myriad of voices will be celebrated during the festival, including published playwrights; poets and novelists; bloggers; non-native speakers learning to write expressively in English and emerging writers. Panel discussions will be led by publishers, literary agents, social media strategists and other experts in the creative writing field.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon February 25, 2013

"Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America" by Christopher Bram

    In his book, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America, novelist Christopher Bram chronicles the rise of gay consciousness in American writing. Beginning with a first wave of major gay literary figures -Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, and James Baldwin - he shows how they set the stage for new generations of gay writers to build on what they had begun.

The Roundtable
9:45 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Hollis and Tobias Seamon

    

      This morning we meet a mother and her son who are two successful authors and will be reading and signing in our region tomorrow night.

Prizewinning writer Hollis Seamon received critical acclaim for Body Work: Stories, a collection of stories about women on the brink and for her mystery novel Flesh. Hollis will read from and discuss her new story collection, Corporeality - Stories, recently published by Able Muse Press.

   Tobias Seamon's first novel The Magician's Study was praised by Booklist for its "stylistic inventiveness and skill with characterization ... nothing short of breathtaking." The poet, filmmaker and fiction writer will read from his new novella The Fair Grounds, set in Kaaterskill and with a nod to Washington Irving. Both will be at the Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza at 7PM tomorrow night.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri February 15, 2013

"Looking for Signs" by Diane Cameron

    Diane Cameron is a writer, speaker, teacher and spiritual director. She is an advocate for people in need at Unity House in Troy, New York. Looking for Signs is a collection of her columns and essays.

She'll be signing the book at The Book House in Albany, NY on Saturday, February 23 at 3PM.

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