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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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The WordSmitten "About the Books" Broadcast and LIve Interview. In this previous segment, Kate Sullivan talked with a former book editor of the St. Petersburg Times, Margo Hammond. A co-founder and host of the Book Babes,... more

With an innovative government program, Mayor Pam Iorio breaks new ground in her local program, "Mayor's Book Talk" shown on local TV and online. Few municipalities in the United States provide this kind of support for the publishing... more

Author David Leavitt on his trip to Australia, his encounter with politicians, and Down Under Coffee

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Part One (30 min): An interview with David Leavitt, author of "The Indian Clerk" and "Family Dancing." David Leavitt graduated from Yale University in 1983 with a BA in English. He is the author of the short story collectionsFamily Dancing... more

WordSmitten "About the Books" summer segments. In this segment, Manhattan literary agent Jeff Kleinman discusses some of his clients' newest books, including "The Art of Racing in the Rain," due out in May 2008, and Quinn Cummings'... more

Part One :: Creative Writing Professor Joseph Skibell, who teaches in Atlanta, talks with Kate Sullivan about his European research for his expansive novels, his body of work, and comparisons with Philip Roth's canon of writing, including... more

Part One: "Metropolis" --an exploration of New York's early struggle for water rights for the growing city's immigrant and resident population, is Elizabeth Gaffney's recent novel. In this interview, she discusses the era, the graft, the... more

A former Paris Review advisory editor, Elizabeth Gaffney, talks with Kate

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In her interview with Elizabeth Gaffney, Kate asks about the research, the writing, and the development of Gaffney's novel, "Metropolis" --a compelling read.From Publishers WeeklyA former Paris Review advisory editor, Gaffney crafts a richly... more

Notable writing instructor, beloved author of "Writing Down the Bones" and New Mexico resident, Natalie Goldberg is the featured guest on this Sunday broadcast. In a witty and poignant interview, Goldberg discusses her late... more

Connie May Fowler, an Oprah-pick author, discusses her writing career, her dog Atticus (who took a bite out of a Pulitzer Prize-winning author), and her newest book.

Scott Manning's clients include P. J. O'Rourke, author of "CEO of the Sofa" and "Parliament of Whores," and Mark Bowden, author of "Black Hawk Down." Kate Sullivan interviews Scott Manning, who discusses book publishing, the role of... more
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