Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Alexis Coe is a former research curator for the New York Public Library and has had her writing published in publications such as The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Modern Farmer. Zest Books has published her debut Alice + Freda Forever, which is a true crime story of same sex romance which ended in murder in the 1890s in the American South.
Emily St. John Mandel has published four novels Last Night in Montreal, The Singer's Gun, and The Lola Quartet, her newest one, Station Eleven, was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award for fiction. It's the story of apocalypses, personal and global, and people who knew a famous actor before and after a superflu decimates humanity.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Brock Clarke has published two collections of short stories and four novels including the provocatively titled An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England. His newest one, The Happiest People in the World, is the story of real and would-be assassins, editorial cartoonists, witness protection, and faculty-versus-student sporting events.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Tavis Smiley is one of the most prominent broadcasters in America. He currently hosts his talk show for for PBS, and started an online talk-radio channel last year. He has also written twelve books, the newest of which is The Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King's Final Year, and it's available from Little, Brown.