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The Sound of Books

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The Sound of Books

The Sound of Books

Jason Saul

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Each Wednesday morning on The Sound of Books award-winning producer and interviewer Fred Kasten talks to the author — or occasionally editor — of a new or recently-published book that Fred judges to be both well written and of likely interest to WWNO listeners. Writers covered on The Sound of Books range from such internationally acclaimed authors as Pulitzer Prize- and MacArthur Grant-winning fiction writer Junot Diaz — and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey — to emerging writers worthy of wider recognition, such as novelists Skip Horack and Amor Towles. The Sound of Books covers work in a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Latest Episodes

New Novel From Stephen Maitland-Lewis A Timely, Compelling Financial Thriller

Ambition , t he third novel from award-winning author and part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis — is a timely financial thriller inspired by an actual multi-million dollar investment banking ripoff Maitland-Lewis got wind of while working on Wall Street in the late 1980s. To learn more about Stephen Maitland-Lewis and Ambition — please click here http://maitland-lewis.com/read-me/

5 min2013 JUL 31
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New Novel From Stephen Maitland-Lewis A Timely, Compelling Financial Thriller

"Who Was Dracula?" — A New Investigation By Acclaimed Historian Jim Steinmeyer

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by acclaimed stage and magic historian Jim Steinmeyer: Who Was Dracula? Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood .

5 min2013 APR 18
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"Who Was Dracula?" — A New Investigation By Acclaimed Historian Jim Steinmeyer

Poet Rodney Jones' Ninth Volume Explores "Imaginary Logic"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest volume from award-winning poet Rodney Jones — Imaginary Logic .

5 min2013 APR 12
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Poet Rodney Jones' Ninth Volume Explores "Imaginary Logic"

Page-Turning Debut Novel About Race in 1960s Alabama

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten — the acclaimed debut novel from prize-winning historian Robert J. Norrell: Eden Rise .

5 min2013 APR 4
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Page-Turning Debut Novel About Race in 1960s Alabama

Top Marks for New Mohsin Hamid Novel — "How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised and highly recommended new novel by Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia .

5 min2013 MAR 28
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Top Marks for New Mohsin Hamid Novel — "How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia"

Susan Straight's Highly Recommended New Novel "Between Heaven and Here"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new novel from award-winning author Susan Straight — Between Heaven and Here .

5 min2013 MAR 22
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Susan Straight's Highly Recommended New Novel "Between Heaven and Here"

Timely New Book from Pulitzer Prize Winner Garry Wills, "Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by New York Times- bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills, Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition .

5 min2013 MAR 6
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Timely New Book from Pulitzer Prize Winner Garry Wills, "Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition"

Hanna Rosin's New Book Explores "The End of Men"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest book from award-winning journalist and author Hanna Rosin, The End of Men: and the Rise of Women .

5 min2013 FEB 27
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Hanna Rosin's New Book Explores "The End of Men"

Well Crafted Thriller from Novelist Stephen Maitland-Lewis: "Emeralds Never Fade"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the recent novel by soon-to-be part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Emeralds Never Fade .

5 min2013 FEB 7
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Well Crafted Thriller from Novelist Stephen Maitland-Lewis: "Emeralds Never Fade"

Evocative New Work From Alabama Writer Frye Gaillard: "The Books That Mattered"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from journalist and author Frye Gaillard, The Books That Mattered: A Reader's Memoir .

5 min2013 JAN 31
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Evocative New Work From Alabama Writer Frye Gaillard: "The Books That Mattered"

Latest Episodes

New Novel From Stephen Maitland-Lewis A Timely, Compelling Financial Thriller

Ambition , t he third novel from award-winning author and part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis — is a timely financial thriller inspired by an actual multi-million dollar investment banking ripoff Maitland-Lewis got wind of while working on Wall Street in the late 1980s. To learn more about Stephen Maitland-Lewis and Ambition — please click here http://maitland-lewis.com/read-me/

5 min2013 JUL 31
Comments
New Novel From Stephen Maitland-Lewis A Timely, Compelling Financial Thriller

"Who Was Dracula?" — A New Investigation By Acclaimed Historian Jim Steinmeyer

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by acclaimed stage and magic historian Jim Steinmeyer: Who Was Dracula? Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood .

5 min2013 APR 18
Comments
"Who Was Dracula?" — A New Investigation By Acclaimed Historian Jim Steinmeyer

Poet Rodney Jones' Ninth Volume Explores "Imaginary Logic"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest volume from award-winning poet Rodney Jones — Imaginary Logic .

5 min2013 APR 12
Comments
Poet Rodney Jones' Ninth Volume Explores "Imaginary Logic"

Page-Turning Debut Novel About Race in 1960s Alabama

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten — the acclaimed debut novel from prize-winning historian Robert J. Norrell: Eden Rise .

5 min2013 APR 4
Comments
Page-Turning Debut Novel About Race in 1960s Alabama

Top Marks for New Mohsin Hamid Novel — "How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised and highly recommended new novel by Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia .

5 min2013 MAR 28
Comments
Top Marks for New Mohsin Hamid Novel — "How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia"

Susan Straight's Highly Recommended New Novel "Between Heaven and Here"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new novel from award-winning author Susan Straight — Between Heaven and Here .

5 min2013 MAR 22
Comments
Susan Straight's Highly Recommended New Novel "Between Heaven and Here"

Timely New Book from Pulitzer Prize Winner Garry Wills, "Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by New York Times- bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills, Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition .

5 min2013 MAR 6
Comments
Timely New Book from Pulitzer Prize Winner Garry Wills, "Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition"

Hanna Rosin's New Book Explores "The End of Men"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest book from award-winning journalist and author Hanna Rosin, The End of Men: and the Rise of Women .

5 min2013 FEB 27
Comments
Hanna Rosin's New Book Explores "The End of Men"

Well Crafted Thriller from Novelist Stephen Maitland-Lewis: "Emeralds Never Fade"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the recent novel by soon-to-be part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Emeralds Never Fade .

5 min2013 FEB 7
Comments
Well Crafted Thriller from Novelist Stephen Maitland-Lewis: "Emeralds Never Fade"

Evocative New Work From Alabama Writer Frye Gaillard: "The Books That Mattered"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from journalist and author Frye Gaillard, The Books That Mattered: A Reader's Memoir .

5 min2013 JAN 31
Comments
Evocative New Work From Alabama Writer Frye Gaillard: "The Books That Mattered"
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