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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Literary Life from Penguin Publishing

Today, Penguin Group has  launched a new monthly radio series called The Literary Life.  Completely written, produced, and hosted by Penguin employees, The Literary Life features literary fiction and nonfiction from bestselling, critically acclaimed authors and fast-rising newcomers. It’s hosted by Jake Morrissey, Executive Editor at Riverhead Books.  Each episode will debut on the last Tuesday of the month.  

In addition to candid interviews with authors, regular segments on The Literary Life include: Inside Publishing, featuring a publishing personality giving a behind-the-scenes look into the book industry; Writer’s Rant, where authors are given the floor to vent; and Penguin Mix Tape, featuring interviews and performances by musicians-turned-authors. 
 

Literary Inspiration


Salvation CityThis month you'll hear from Sigrid Nunez, whose provocative new novel, Salvation City, explores what happens when the world as we know it falls apart. 

It Feels So Good When I StopJoe Pernice, critically-acclaimed musician and author of the funny and touching novel It Feels So Good When I Stop, tells us how songwriting and prose use inspiration in very different ways. We'll also speak to the editor of the international bestseller  

The HelpThe Help about discovering and working with Kathryn Stockett, the author of one of the most successful debut novels of the decade.

You're Old, I'm Old . . . Get Used to It!: Twenty Reasons Why Growing Old Is GreatLastly, journalist and author Virginia Ironside, author of the upcoming book You're Old, I'm Old…Get Over It! joins us to rant about writers using the present tense in our latest installation of The Writer's Rant.

If you missed last month's Podcast you can still watch it, the link above will take you to the main page and you will find it in the right sidebar.

Be sure to check them out.  I truly enjoy them.


2 comments:

Amy said...

What a terrific idea and a lot of fun (I hope!) I really like the book line-up for this month, too.

Thank you for the information & the link!
~ Amy

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