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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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WordSmitten :: About the Books Kate Sullivan interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, debut novelists, publishers, and editors. In this segment, Kate interviews Manhattan literary agent Harvey Klinger who talks about his relationships with... 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

Kate Sullivan interviews author and creative writing instructor Dani Shapiro on this segment of About the Books. Her most recent book, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, has been called "instructive and inspiring" by... 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
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