Fiction

Before and After the Book Deal by Courtney Maum

Airs at: Mon, 02/24/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
If you’re in the process of writing a book, or you’ve just sold your book to a publisher, or maybe you’re just curious about how a book gets published and promoted, this In Depth segment is for you. Our guest is Courtney Maum, author of Before and After the Book Deal: A Wr... Read more

Many Restless Concerns by Gayle Brandeis

Airs at: Fri, 02/17/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
Countess Elizabeth Bathory, also known as The Blood Countess and Countess Dracula, was a noblewoman and serial killer in 16th Century Hungary. She was accused of torturing and killing hundreds of young women. The Countess avoided prison and execution due to her powerful con... Read more

Such a Fun Age

Airs at: Mon, 02/17/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Kiley Reid's debut novel, Such a Fun Age, which very skillfully discloses issues of race and class. Especially impressive is how she lets her characters tell the story and raise the issues, rather than acting as an omniscient narrator. The no... Read more

Book Mole: Such A Fun Age, by Kiley Reid

Airs at: Mon, 02/17/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole, Larry Bowlden, reviews Kiley Reid's debut novel: Such A Fun Age. Larry joins other critics in praising the book's fresh and engaging treatment of contemporary race and class issues. You can find it at the Multnomah County Library. Read more

Vera Violet by Melissa Anne Peterson

Airs at: Thu, 02/13/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
Our In Depth guest today, on this special Winter Membership Drive newscast, is Melissa Anne Peterson, author of the new novel Vera Violet from Counterpoint Press. Melissa grew up in the logging town of Shelton, Washington, and received her undergrad degree from The Evergre... Read more

Cleanness

Airs at: Thu, 02/20/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  “Garth Greenwell, whose first book is a masterpiece, amazingly has written a second book that is also a masterpiece. The great enterprise that Joyce and Lawrence began—to write with utter literal candor about sex, grounding one’s moral life and philosophical insight in w... Read more

"Brown Sugar Babe" by Charlotte Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 02/06/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
     Author Charlotte Sherman writes, "I love being brown and wanted to write a poem to highlight the splendor of this underestimated color for young boys and girls, so they too will love the skin they are in. When I first heard a beautiful, radiant, brown-skinned child say... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 1/31/20

Airs at: Fri, 01/31/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mr. Jones’s home city of Portland has one of the most talented, and supportive, literary communities in the country. It’s a little like Paris in the 20s, only with food carts, craft beer, and legal cannabis. On today’s show, we welcome four shining lights of that community,... Read more

The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya

Airs at: Thu, 01/30/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
On today’s show, our guest is Ramiza Shamoun Koya, author of the new novel The Royal Abduls, from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press, in conversation with Joanna Rose, Portland-based writer and teacher, and author of the award-winning novel Little Miss Strange. Ramiza’s fictio... Read more

Festival Previews

Airs at: Thu, 01/23/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  It's wintertime in the Pacific Northwest, so what better way to escape the cloudy weather than in a bright cinema with your fellow film buffs? We're joined in the studio by Tracy Francis, Festival Director for the Cascade Festival of African Films, who is once again brin... Read more