Rick Kleffel speaks with Ann Rice about her new novel The Wolves of Midwinter, her son Christopher Rice about his new novel, The Heavens Rise, and the two of them about life in a family of writers.
The Heavens Rise is both a novel about people with magical powers and a story concerned with the emotional development of its protagonist. Author Christopher Rice told Rick Kleffel that many authors writing about supernatural events are using the genre to tell psychological stories.
Anne Rice’s The Wolves of Midwinter is the latest in her series about a clan of werewolves who live in Northern California.
“Tibet, in those days, was truly unknown…”
— Dan Simmons
The Abominable, which imagines an early unrecorded attempt to summit Everest, and Flashback, a science fiction dystopia that earned him death threats on Amazon.
“It was the most amazingly eventful and magical summer…”
Bill Bryson’s new book ”One Summer: America, 1927″ digs into a transitional year in the history of the United States. His past books include ”A Walk in the Woods,” “A History of Everything” and several other nonfiction books. KUSP’s Rick Kleffel spoke with Bryson about how he selects the subjects for his books and the importance of Charles LIndbergh to his latest.
“There isn’t a general agreement about what normal and good is.”
— Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood has a habit of sending verbal arrows to the heart of a matter. ‘MaddAddam’ is an arrow in the heart the Apocalypse, what led to it, and what follows. As we sit down to talk about her latest work, I want to keep one foot in the future while I remember that her work is firmly rooted in the present.
For me, one of the great joys of ‘MaddAddam’ is Atwood’s re-invention of the English language, again and again. She plays with stories, stories within stories, she creates her own language and revises current words to fit her vision of the future. We spent quite a while talking about words. See more.
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