Saturday, June 28, 2014

Podcast - Daniel Friedman

I last talked to Daniel Friedman about the novel Don't Ever Get Old, featuring the retired octogenarian Memphis police detective Baruch "Buck" Schatz. This time we talk about the second entry into the series, Don't Ever Look Back, which is published by Minotaur/St. Martins.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Podcast - Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott is an Edgar-winning novelist who started her career writing classic noir stories like Bury Me Deep and The Song is You, but has moved her focus to more contemporary setting for her last three novels, The End of Everything, Dare Me, and the brand new one,The Fever, about a mysterious illness causing violent seizures among high school girls in a tight-knit community.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Podcast - Kevin Brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier has appeared on Book Talk three times prior to talk about his short story collection, The View from the Seventh Layer, as well as his novels A Brief History of the Dead and The Illumination. This time he will be discussing his new memoir, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip about his experiences in seventh grade while growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas in the 1980s .

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Podcast - Eric Jerome Dickey

Memphis native Eric Jerome Dickey recently stopped by the Book Talk studios to talk about his newest international thriller, A Wanted Woman, which introduces a new series starring the beautiful but deadly assassin known as Reaper.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Podcast - Michael Pollan

photo by Ken Light

Michael Pollan is most likely the biggest voice in food writing in America, especially when it comes to economic and sociological aspects of the business of food production. In his book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, he examines four styles of food prep and how older, slower styles contrast against modern food processing.