Books

Interviews with authors, commentaries / reviews on books

Emma Carlson Berne

Sep 8, 2012

An interview with author Emma Carlson Berne from the May 20, 2012 edition of Around Cincinnati.

The author will appear at the 2012 Books By The Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival on Saturday, October 20 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

The Red Chamber

Sep 7, 2012

Ohio author and former professor at Oberlin College, Pauline Chen, has published her first novel, The Red Chamber, and she joins Barbara Gray to talk about this retelling of the Chinese literary classic Dream of the Red Chamber.

Author Kerry Reichs

Aug 31, 2012

Author Kerry Reichs talks with Mark Perzel about her second novel, What You Wish For, which follows five individuals as they make decisions about building a family and the obstacles in the way. It explores issues facing single parents, unexpected parents, issues with fertility, and those who decide to not have children

Our focus for Local Exposure has always been on Food, Family and Culture, and we thought it would a great, fun activity to record ourselves reading some of our favorite children's books and share them here.

This is a recording of me reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle with my daughter, Annie at bedtime.  I simply recorded it with my phone and uploaded it to SoundCloud and shared it here.

Author James Lee Burke

Aug 24, 2012

Bestselling author James Lee Burke is back with another novel in the Dave Robicheaux detective series, Creole Belle, and David Delegator talks with the author about this iconic character and this newest adventure.

Poet Gerry Grubbs

Aug 24, 2012

Local poet Gerry Grubbs joins Barbara Gray to discuss, and read from, his new book Palaces of the Night.

Author David Gillham

Aug 24, 2012

Local author David Gillham talks with Mark Perzel about his new novel, City of Women, based in World War II Berlin.

Author Amor Towles

Aug 19, 2012

Bestselling author Amor Towles will be visiting the downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on August 25, but first he talks with our Barbara Gray about his debut novel, Rules of Civility.

Darth Vader and Son

Aug 19, 2012

Mark Perzel welcomes Jeffrey Brown, who has written and illustrated a charming book, Darth Vader and Son, which takes an amusing look at what would happen if Darth Vader took an active parenting role with 4 year old Luke Skywalker

Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany

Aug 12, 2012

Author Richard Lucas joins Mark Perzel to discuss his recent book, Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany. It’s the true story of a Maine-born, Ohio-bred woman who went to Hitler’s Germany to study music, fell in love, and became a famed radio propagandist for the war.

Creating Original Art

Aug 11, 2012

After his commencement address went viral, Austin Kleon was encouraged to write about his ideas on creativity. In Steal Like an Artist, Kleon gives tips for beginning artists trying to create original work. Mark Perzel talks with Kleon about his new book and about what it means to steal like an artist.

Interview with Karin Slaughter

Aug 8, 2012

Barbara Gray speaks with acclaimed author Karin Slaughter, who was recently in town promoting her new book, Criminal.

Gino Bartali - The Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation

Aug 8, 2012

Mark Perzel learns the story of Italian cycling superstar Gino Bartali, the man who not only won the Tour de France in 1938 and 1948, but to this day holds the record for longest time span between victories. Bartali's secret efforts also helped save Jews in Italy during World War II. Aili & Andres McConnon discuss their book Road to Valor: A True Story of World War II Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation which recounts Bartali’s inspirational life.

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