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WordSmitten produces the About the Books broadcast on Sunday afternoons at 5 PM. Our interviews for 2014 include Johnny Temple, book publisher (Akashic Books), and chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council. Recent segments include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King (Devil in the Grove), literary legend Tom Robbins, Guy Kawasaki (Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur (APE): How to Publish a Book") and Sara Nelson, returning guest to talk about her legendary career as editor-in-chief of Publishers Weekly (PW), as book editor of the Oprah Magazine, and now editorial director of a division of Amazon. Visit www.About-the-Books.com for all our interviews with great authors. WordSmitten. www.WordSmitten.com www.About-the-Books.com www.twitter.com/wordsmitten www.meetup.com/wordsmitten www.WordSmittenMedia.com

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Kate Sullivan interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, debut novelists, publishers, and editors. The broadcast airs on Sunday afternoons at 5 PM EST. Recent guests include Johnny Temple (Brooklyn's Akashic Books noted for "Go... more
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LASTING CITY combines nostalgia for old-Irish New York with a boy's irreverent, gutter-snipe precocity (and not-so-innocent coming-of-age). He brings to life his family, whose romantic role in building the city's skyline looms large for the... more

In today's segment of About the Books, Kate Sullivan interviews author Tarashea Nesbit. Her new book, "The Wives of Los Alamos," is a debut novel that explores the hidden side of scientific and collateral damage that happened when... more

On March 16, 2014, Kate Sullivan interviews Johnny Temple, publisher and editor-in-chief of Akashic Books. He is also the chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council, which works with Brooklyn's borough president to plan the annual... more

Kate Sullivan interviews author Deborah Johnson for a discussion about her book, The Secret of Magic. Launched this month by Amy Einhorn Books (Putnam/Penguin USA), Johnson's recent novel explores the era when... more

Tune in Sunday afternoons for the WordSmitten "About the Books" broadcast. Recent guests include Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Gilbert King (Devil in the Grove), Paul Harding (Tinkers), Jane Smiley (A Thousand Acres), Elizabeth... more

Kate Sullivan interviews Greg Freeman, author of "The Gathering Wind: Hurricane Sandy, the Sailing Ship Bounty, and a Courageous Rescue at Sea" (Penguin/New American Library 2013). Also, Freeman authored "Sailors to the... more

Host Kate Sullivan interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King, featured at the Times Festival of Reading. The annual event is held on the University of South Florida campus on the waterfront at St. Petersburg and the broadcast is... more

Welcome to WordSmitten, and to our About the Books broadcast. This special segment welcomes Karen Long who spearheads a notable event, and the winners, of the 78th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. This year's... more

Allison Amend, author of A Nearly Perfect Copy, talks with Kate Sullivan about her novel, released this month from from the Nan A. Talese imprint/Random House. The novel, set in Manhattan, includes the topics of million-dollar-art... more
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