National Writers Series

Interviews and IPR broadcasts of Traverse City's National Writers Series, founded by Interlochen alumnus and New York Times bestselling author Doug Stanton.

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National Writers Series
7:59 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Karin Slaughter: Author of 'Cop Town'

Credit Allen Kent

Karin Slaughter's latest thriller, Cop Town, is set in Atlanta in the mid-1970s. In it, Slaughter focuses on the struggles of female police officers at a time when nobody thought they should be on the force. She is well-known for her debut novel Blindsighted, which was published in almost 30 languages. Karin Slaughter is the author of the Will Trent series that takes place in Atlanta, as well as the Grant County series set in rural Georgia.


National Writers Series
11:42 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Daniel James Brown: Bringing history to life

Daniel James Brown writes books that bring dramatic historical events to life. His latest, "The Boys in the Boat," tells the story of the American rowing team that won gold at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics. "The Boys in the Boat" has been on the New York Times and LA Times bestseller lists for many weeks, with a film adaptation currently in development. Daniel James Brown spoke with Lucas Wittman, an editor at the publishing house Regan Arts.

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National Writers Series
8:19 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Diana Gabaldon: Author Of 'Outlander' Visits Traverse City Ahead Of Starz Premiere

Diana Gabaldon's eight-book Outlander series has sold more than 20 million copies and has been published in 26 countries and 23 languages. A TV show based on the series premieres on Starz on August 9th. (The network has already released the first episolde online).

National Writers Series guest host and executive director of the Great Lakes Independent Book Sellers Association Deb Leonard talked with Diana Gabaldon for this special extended (and uncensored!) online-only edition of the National Writers Series.

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National Writers Series
1:12 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Emily Giffin: Not Just 'Chick Lit'

Emily Giffin speaks with guest host and journalist Stefanie Murray
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Emily Giffin has written seven novels that have been commonly described by critics as "chick lit," but Giffin takes exception to that characterization. Her novel "Something Borrowed" was made into a movie starring Kate Hudson and John Krasinski. Giffin's latest book, "The One and Only," debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list at number one for hardcover fiction. Guest host and journalist Stefanie Murray talks to Emily Giffin for this broadcast from the National Writers Series.


National Writers Series
7:39 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Anchee Min

Min speaks with guest host Ron Hogan
Credit Allen Kent

On this program from the National Writers Series, memoirist Anchee Min talks about growing up in Shanghai during Mao's communist cultural revolution. Anchee Min worked in a labor camp as a teenager, and later was recruited as an actress at Madame Mao’s Shanghai Film Studio. In 1984 she moved to the United States, knowing no English. Eight years later she wrote her memoir "Red Azalea." Min speaks with guest host Ron Hogan, creator of the literary website Beatrice.com.

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