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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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This segment of About the Books features Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, essayist, and author Tony Horwitz. His newest book, "Midnight Rising," reveals long-hidden details about the notorious firebrand John Brown (yes, as in the tune... more

Kate Sullivan interviews Christopher Sten, a Washington, D.C. literary pundant and professor of English at George Washington University. In his new collection (Literary Capital: A Washington Reader/The University of Georgia Press 2011),... more

Welcome to WordSmitten In this segment of About the Books, we are delighted to have Peter Balis of John Wiley & Sons Publishing join us to talk about the trends in e-books, e-pubs, and the emerging trends in digital publishing. Peter is... more

Kate Sullivan interviews Geraldine Brooks, winner of a Pulitzer Prize award for fiction. Brooks, a native-born Australian, won the Pulitzer for her novel, MARCH, which won widespread acclaim. In this segment of About the Books, Kate talks... more

Kate Sullivan, host of About the Books, interviews author Wade Graham who joins this segment to talk about his epic work, American Eden. From Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello to the New York Hamptons, he maintains that... more

Kate Sullivan interviews author Leslie Daniels to talk about her debut novel, Cleaning Nabokov's House. Released this month, this novel begins with a floating blue pot, turns left into bawdy business ventures with college gentlemen and... more

We are glad to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley back to the broadcast. In her first appearance on the show in September 2009 we discussed her admiration and love of horses, the animals of kings. In this broadcast, we'll... more

Kate Sullivan interviews Les Standiford, educator and author. His new book titled Bringing Adam Home launches next month and adds another notch to his bestselling guns of true crime, mystery novels, and historical explorations. In... more

::::::::::::::::::::: Kate Sullivan interviews author Charles Baxter who discusses his newest collection of short stories. In "Gryphon," Baxter reveals characters built by tragedy, searching for joy, and yet finding their lives and emotions reduced to... more

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout talks with Kate Sullivan about her fiction, her writing career, her characters who live in small-town Maine. She discusses winning the Pulitzer for "Olive Kittredge" (Random House) and being... more
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