American Literature http://publicradiotulsa.org en Books for Vacations, Escapes, and Getaways of All Kinds: Summer Reading Suggestions from Nancy Pearl http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/books-vacations-escapes-and-getaways-all-kinds-summer-reading-suggestions-nancy-pearl <p>On this installment of ST, we welcome back Nancy Pearl, our longtime book reviewer. Nancy is a former librarian --- and former Tulsan --- who's also a bestselling author, editor, critic, and book advocate. She's also the former Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. She can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, where she regularly offers good-reading tips, and her wide-ranging, well-researched recommendations have also been collected into the ongoing and highly popular "Book Lust" series of volumes. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:10:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 62794 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Books for Vacations, Escapes, and Getaways of All Kinds: Summer Reading Suggestions from Nancy Pearl "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- A Tornado-Driven Mystery Novel Set in Eastern Oklahoma in 1916 http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/hell-lid-blown-tornado-driven-mystery-novel-set-eastern-oklahoma-1916 <p>On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Donis Casey, a mystery author and former librarian who is originally from Oklahoma and has been based in Arizona for many years. "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- the seventh title in Casey's popular Alafair Tucker series -- is newly available, and (as with the rest of Casey's fiction) this novel draws heavily upon her Oklahoma roots...as well as the roots of her Sooner State relatives. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:14:11 +0000 Rich Fisher 61998 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- A Tornado-Driven Mystery Novel Set in Eastern Oklahoma in 1916 "A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/few-seconds-radiant-filmstrip-memoir-seventh-grade <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Kevin Brockmeier, the Little Rock-based, widely acclaimed fiction writer whose books include the novels "The Illumination" and "The Brief History of the Dead" as well as the story collections "Things That Fall from the Sky" and "The View from the Seventh Layer." His newest book, just out, is an autobiography called "A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade" --- and it's been praised by Entertainment Weekly as "a funny, poignant oddity.... Fri, 09 May 2014 18:33:36 +0000 Rich Fisher 59311 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade" The Noted Author of "Blue Plate Special," a Popular Memoir Just Out in Paperback, Visits Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/noted-author-blue-plate-special-popular-memoir-just-out-paperback-visits-tulsa <p>On this edition of ST, we listen back to a great conversation we had last year with Kate Christensen, the award-winning author of several novels as well as a memoir --- "Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites" --- which is just out in paperback. Christensen will be reading from and signing copies of this book tonight (Tuesday the 6th) at a Book Smart Tulsa eevent at Pohlenz Cucine Moderne (at 3402 South Peoria); this event is free to the public and begins at 7pm. Tue, 06 May 2014 19:37:24 +0000 Rich Fisher 59126 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Noted Author of "Blue Plate Special," a Popular Memoir Just Out in Paperback, Visits Tulsa "Extraordinary Hearts: A Journey of Cardiac Medicine and the Human Spirit" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/extraordinary-hearts-journey-cardiac-medicine-and-human-spirit <p>From Sherwin Nuland and Abraham Verghese to William Carlos Williams and Robert Coles --- from Siddhartha Mukherjee to Atul Gawande --- there's a long and noble tradition in American writing of gifted authors and journalists who also work professionally as physicians. On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we hear from such a writer, Dr. John Elefteriades, who's the Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Aortic Institute at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Mon, 05 May 2014 19:22:39 +0000 Rich Fisher 59046 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Extraordinary Hearts: A Journey of Cardiac Medicine and the Human Spirit" In "Reluctant Minivan," Poet Quraysh Ali Lansana Explores Fatherhood, Mentorhood, and Related Themes http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/reluctant-minivan-poet-quraysh-ali-lansana-explores-fatherhood-mentorhood-and-related-themes <p>Today, we welcome Quraysh Ali Lansana back to StudioTulsa. Lansana was born Ron Myles in Enid, Oklahoma, and originally worked in broadcast journalism here in our state before studying poetry and literature in New York and Chicago. He's written several books of poetry, edited or co-edited several anthologies, and works as an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Chicago State University. He also teaches at writing workshops and literary events all over the country. Thu, 01 May 2014 21:28:24 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 58853 at http://publicradiotulsa.org In "Reluctant Minivan," Poet Quraysh Ali Lansana Explores Fatherhood, Mentorhood, and Related Themes "Love and Treasure: A Novel" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/love-and-treasure-novel <p>On this installment of ST, we're pleased to speak with Ayelet Waldman, the well-known novelist and essayist whose previous books include "Red Hook Road," "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits," "Daughter's Keeper," and "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes." Waldman tells us about her newest book, a novel called "Love and Treasure." It's been getting some rave reviews lately --- The Washington Post called it "absorbing [and] moving [and] a marvelous panorama of early-20th-century attitudes about women" --- and it was thus summarized in Booklist: "Classics scholar Jack Wiseman, in the la Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:42:23 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 58374 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Love and Treasure: A Novel" Author and Filmmaker Rebecca Miller Discusses "Jacob's Folly," Her Latest Novel http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/author-and-filmmaker-rebecca-miller-discusses-jacobs-folly-her-latest-novel <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Rebecca Miller, the acclaimed screenwriter, author, and filmmaker, who'll appear tonight (Thursday the 17th) at 7pm at <a href="http://www.booksmarttulsa.com/events/">a free-to-the-public Book Smart Tulsa event</a> at the Circle Cinema. At this gathering, she'll be reading from and signing copies of her latest novel, "Jacob's Folly," which is just out in paperback; she'll also deliver an introduction before a screening of her 2009 film, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" (which she adapted from her novel of the same title). Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:36:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 57993 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Author and Filmmaker Rebecca Miller Discusses "Jacob's Folly," Her Latest Novel A "Book Lust" Road Show! Our Esteemed Colleague Nancy Pearl Will Give a Talk at OU-Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/book-lust-road-show-our-esteemed-colleague-nancy-pearl-will-give-talk-ou-tulsa <p>On this installment of ST, we are pleased to speak once again with the author, critic, former librarian, and die-hard book-lover Nancy Pearl, who's well-known for her frequent appearances on NPR's Morning Edition, her tireless championing of old or out-of-print titles, and her "Book Lust" series of books about books. Nancy used to live in Tulsa, and she's been the book reviewer for this program for 20+ years --- indeed, while she usually joins us by phone from her home in Seattle, this time around, Nancy is with us in the studio. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:24:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 57148 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A "Book Lust" Road Show! Our Esteemed Colleague Nancy Pearl Will Give a Talk at OU-Tulsa The "Collected Poems" of Ron Padgett http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/collected-poems-ron-padgett <p>On this installment of ST, we are pleased to welcome Ron Padgett back to our show. This Tulsa-born, New York-based poet, translator, and editor published his "Collected Poems" last fall, and he'll be reading from that book at 7pm tonight (Tuesday the 1st) at the AHHA / Hardesty Arts Center in downtown Tulsa; this event is co-presented by Book Smart Tulsa, Louder Than A Bomb: Tulsa, and This Land Press, and it's free to the public. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:32:32 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 57065 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The "Collected Poems" of Ron Padgett