Novels http://publicradiotulsa.org en A Historical Novel Concerning the Shakers: "The Visionist" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/historical-novel-concerning-shakers-visionist <p>On this installment of ST, we speak with Rachel Urquhart, a writer whose work has been published in The New Yorker, Tin House, Elle, The New York Times, Vogue, and Spy, among other publications. Urquhart has recently published her first novel, "The Visionist," which is a widely acclaimed historical drama about a teenage girl who finds refuge --- or perhaps does not find refuge --- in an 1840s Shaker community. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:26:25 +0000 Rich Fisher 61575 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Historical Novel Concerning the Shakers: "The Visionist" Meet the British Author and Screenwriter Anthony Horowitz (of Alex Rider and Sherlock Holmes Fame) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/meet-british-author-and-screenwriter-anthony-horowitz-alex-rider-and-sherlock-holmes-fame <p>Our guest on ST is Anthony Horowitz, the prolific English novelist and screenwriter who creates a range of different works in the mystery/suspense/thriller genre. He might be best known for his young adult adventure stories known as <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Rider">the Alex Rider series</a>, all of which feature the eponymous teenage spy (who's saved the world on several different occasions). The tenth and final Alex Rider book has just been published --- it's called "Russian Roulette," and Horowitz tells us all about it on today's show. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:25:27 +0000 Rich Fisher 52454 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Meet the British Author and Screenwriter Anthony Horowitz (of Alex Rider and Sherlock Holmes Fame) Best of ST in 2013: "Odds Against Tomorrow" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-odds-against-tomorrow <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we revisit our conversation with the celebrated young writer Nathaniel Rich (born 1980), whose essays and short stories have appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and elsewhere, and whose latest novel is called "Odds Against Tomorrow." Rich speaks with us about this entertaining and thoughtful work, which takes place in a New York City of the very near future, and which tells the story of one Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician and "disaster-probability expert" who works for a financial consulting firm called FutureWorld. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:23:56 +0000 Rich Fisher 52209 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: "Odds Against Tomorrow" Page-Turning Gift Ideas for the Holidays: Nancy Pearl Offers Can't-Miss Books to Give (or Request!) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/page-turning-gift-ideas-holidays-nancy-pearl-offers-cant-miss-books-give-or-request <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, our old pal (and longtime book reviewer, and former Tulsan) <a href="http://www.nancypearl.com/?page_id=2">Nancy "America's Librarian" Pearl</a> returns with --- just in time for the holidays --- another list of outstanding literary recommendations. Whether you're keen on ficton or non-fiction, a YA novel or a thriller, a work of history or one of satire, Nancy has just the book you're looking for. . . . Here's the rundown of titles/authors that she shares with us on today's program:<br /><br />Scott Anderson, "Lawrence in Arabia"<br /> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:23:20 +0000 Rich Fisher 50960 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Page-Turning Gift Ideas for the Holidays: Nancy Pearl Offers Can't-Miss Books to Give (or Request!) Renowned British Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro Wins the 2013 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/renowned-british-novelist-kazuo-ishiguro-wins-2013-peggy-v-helmerich-distinguished-author-award <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is the Japanese-born British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, one of the leading novelists of his generation, whose works have been translated into 28 languages, and who's also the recipient of the 2013 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award (which is bestowed annually by the Tulsa Library Trust). Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:23:28 +0000 Rich Fisher 50613 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Renowned British Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro Wins the 2013 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award A Chat with Mary Kay Zuravleff, Author of "Man Alive!" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/chat-mary-kay-zuravleff-author-man-alive <p>Today we speak with Mary Kay Zuravleff, an acclaimed author with Oklahoma roots who&#39;s now based in Washington, D.C., where she serves on the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She&#39;ll be in Tulsa tonight (Tuesday the 1st) to participate in a &quot;Book Smart Tulsa BBQ&quot; at Harwelden Mansion, which begins at 6pm. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:20:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 47171 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Chat with Mary Kay Zuravleff, Author of "Man Alive!" The Acclaimed Novelist Nathaniel Rich Offers "Odds Against Tomorrow" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/acclaimed-novelist-nathaniel-rich-offers-odds-against-tomorrow-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This show originally aired earlier this year.) On this edition of ST, we speak with the celebrated young writer Nathaniel Rich (born 1980), whose essays and short stories have appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and elsewhere, and whose latest novel is called "Odds Against Tomorrow." Set in a New York City of the very near future, this novel tells the story of one Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician who works for a financial consulting firm called FutureWorld. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:58:09 +0000 Rich Fisher 46365 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Acclaimed Novelist Nathaniel Rich Offers "Odds Against Tomorrow" (Encore presentation.) "If You Could Be Mine: A Novel" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/if-you-could-be-mine-novel <p>We speak today by phone with author Sara Farizan, who is the daughter of Iranian immigrants, lives near Boston, and has just published her first novel. It's a YA novel that's been getting great reviews, and it's called "If You Could Be Mine." This book tells the story of two girls, Sahar and Nasrin, lifelong friends who live in the great Iranian city known as Tehran, and who also happen to be in love with one another. It is, as a critic for School Library Journal has written, a "terrific debut novel.... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:12:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 46042 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "If You Could Be Mine: A Novel" A Conversation with Jim Murphy, Winner of the 2013 Anne V. Zarrow Award http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/conversation-jim-murphy-winner-2013-anne-v-zarrow-award <p>On this edition of our show, we chat with Jim Murphy, winner of the 2013 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature, which is presented annually by the Tulsa Library Trust. Murphy will be given this award on Friday the 23rd at 7pm at Gilcrease Museum; he will then offer a 10am reading/talk/signing, on Saturday the 24th, as part of the TCCL's Young People's Creative Writing Contest Awards Presentation, which will happen at the Hardesty Regional Library. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:34:15 +0000 Rich Fisher 44891 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Conversation with Jim Murphy, Winner of the 2013 Anne V. Zarrow Award "Farewell, Dorothy Parker" --- The Sharp-Tongued Scribe Returns in a New Novel (Encore Presentation) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/farewell-dorothy-parker-sharp-tongued-scribe-returns-new-novel-encore-presentation <p>The brilliant Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), the great American critic, fiction writer, poet, and satirist --- that famously witty (and frequently scathing) author whose many memorable assertions include "I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true" and "if all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised" --- is now back in business. That is, she's cracking wise all over again, in a manner of speaking, in a new book. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:33:05 +0000 Rich Fisher 44822 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Farewell, Dorothy Parker" --- The Sharp-Tongued Scribe Returns in a New Novel (Encore Presentation)