Richard Ford And The Usefulness Of Fiction

Aug 27, 2014

During this program Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford talks about and reads from his latest novel, Canada. He also considers character motivation, aging, the usefulness of fiction, and the many border crossings in the novel.

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First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then the murders, which happened later.

Tribal Culture, Archeology, And Horses In Debut Novel

Aug 13, 2014

Malcolm Brooks talks about researching and writing his debut novel, Painted Horses.

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Freedom, Anarchy, and Suspicion in Northwestern Montana

Jul 30, 2014

Smith Henderson talks about and reads from his debut novel, Fourth of July Creek.

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Novel Looks Inside the Mind of a Man With Alzheimer's

Jul 9, 2014

Laura Pritchett talks about and reads from Stars Go Blue, a novel in which a Colorado rancher and his wife deal with his diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

James Lee Burke Talks About 'Light of the World'

May 29, 2014

James Lee Burke talks about his latest Dave Robicheaux crime novel, Light of the World. He also reads a passage from the book and drops a few hints about his next novel.

The music in this program was written and performed by John Floridis.

Walt Longmire and the Morman "lost boys"

Apr 10, 2014

During this program, Wyoming author Craig Johnson talks about and reads from A Serpent's Tooth, the ninth book in his Walt Longmire Mystery series, which has been adapted for TV: Longmire on the Arts & Entertainment channel.


Debut Novel Explores Transgender and Ethnic Issues

Mar 26, 2014

Kim Fu talks about and reads from her debut novel, For Today I Am A Boy.

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Peter Huang and his sisters—elegant Adele, shrewd Helen, and Bonnie the bon vivant— grow up in a house of many secrets, then escape the confines of small-town Ontario and spread from Montreal to California to Berlin. Peter’s own journey is obstructed by playground bullies, masochistic lovers, Christian ex-gays, and the ever-present shadow of his Chinese father.

Loggers, Big Trees, and Pacific Northwest Indians

Feb 12, 2014

During this program, Scott Elliott talks with TWQ producer Chérie Newman about his novel Temple Grove, which includes environmental, mythological, and American Indian themes. He also reads a passage from the book.

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During this program, YA author Charlie Price talks about and reads from his fifth novel Dead Girl Moon. He also shares information about his teaching career, which included working with troubled teens.

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Jamie Ford Blends Chinese American History and Fiction

Jan 2, 2014

Jamie Ford (Great Falls, Montana) talks about and reads from his second novel, Songs of Willow Frost. He also talks about west coast Chinese culture in the early 20th century.

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