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Shows tagged as: northwest passages
Wed, Oct 5 2011
In anticipation of next week's announcement of the National Book Award finalists right here on TOL we want to know from you: what have you read this year that you think is award-worthy.
Fri, Sep 23 2011
Local author Patrick deWitt has been short-listed for Britain's prestigious Man Booker Prize. We'll talk to him about his craft.
Thu, Jun 23 2011
Portland author Vanessa Veselka's debut novel Zazen offers a bleak but not quite hopeless look at a dystopian world eerily similar to our own.
Thu, Jun 2 2011
Through her life and her writing, Ellen Waterston captures change in Central Oregon.
Thu, May 12 2011
Washington writer Karl Marlantes spent 30 years on his Vietnam war novel, Matterhorn.
Fri, Apr 29 2011
Playwright Susan Mach won an Oregon Book Award this week for her story about an 1874 kidnapping, The Lost Boy.
Fri, Apr 29 2011
In this next installment of Northwest Passages we'll speak with Graham Salisbury, a five time winner of an Oregon Book Award.
Thu, Mar 24 2011
A rebroadcast of our conversation with William Kittredge.
Wed, Mar 16 2011
Commune child turned murder mystery writer Chelsea Cain on TOL.
Thu, Feb 24 2011
Acclaimed Alaskan writer Lynn Schooler talks about what he's lost and gained in the wilderness.
Thu, Jan 27 2011
Poet Elyse Fenton is next in our continuing series of conversations with Northwest writers.
Thu, Dec 30 2010
Moments to remember with writer Brian Doyle.
Thu, Dec 23 2010
Emily speaks with iconic Western writer William Kittredge.
Wed, Nov 24 2010
Lauren Kessler writes non-fiction because she's way too interested in real people to make them up.
Fri, Oct 29 2010
MacArthur Fellow and Seattle writer Charles Johnson, on the interconnectedness of everything.
Thu, Sep 30 2010
First time novelist Brian Doyle sings a song of Oregon in Mink River.
Tue, Sep 14 2010
Legendary sci-fi writer William Gibson's latest book is Zero History. He lives in Vancouver, BC.
Thu, Sep 9 2010
Jean Auel wrote her bestselling novel The Clan of the Cave Bear thirty years ago. Her series imagining prehistoric human stories continues with a coming sixth book.
Tue, Aug 17 2010
Oregon author Diane Hammond on her life and novels.
Wed, Jul 21 2010
Eastern Oregon authors Bette Husted and Pamela Steele on place, class, teaching, and the Fishtrap writers gathering.
Thu, Jul 1 2010
Young Oregon writers to watch.
Tue, Jun 8 2010
Oregon's new poet laureate Paulann Petersen writes in sonic riffs.
Thu, May 20 2010
Thu, Apr 29 2010
Iconic Oregon writer Ursula K. Le Guin reflects on her decades of work and her fight with Google.
Fri, Apr 23 2010
Singer, songwriter and novelist Willy Vlautin on the hard-knock life.
Thu, Mar 25 2010
Cherie Priest talks about her new steampunk novel Boneshaker.
Thu, Mar 4 2010
Poet Crystal Williams on race and relationships.
Thu, Feb 11 2010
Commercial fishermen gather annually in Astoria to share their poetry.
Thu, Jan 21 2010
Papercuts and poetry: The words of prolific children's author Cynthia Rylant and the joyful images of artist Nikki McClure.
Fri, Jan 1 2010
Refreshing poet Shaindel Beers.
Thu, Dec 31 2009
The delightful insights of writer Sherman Alexie.
Wed, Dec 30 2009
Michael and Matthew Dickman: poets, twins and charming conversationalists.
Tue, Dec 29 2009
Virginia Euwer Wolff on verse novels for young adults — and on missing Performance Today!
Mon, Dec 28 2009
Novelist Peter Rock adds his imagination to the true story of a homeless father and daughter.
Wed, Dec 9 2009
What does author Donald Miller learn as he edits his real life into a better story?
Wed, Nov 25 2009
Author Jim Lynch's new novel Border Songs shows his deep sense of place and of humor.
Thu, Oct 29 2009
Writer Jon Raymond, fresh from winning the Oregon Book Award for fiction.
Thu, Oct 8 2009
An hour with the poet, novelist, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie.
Thu, Sep 17 2009
Journalist turned novelist Naseem Rahka takes on murder, retribution, and forgiveness.
Thu, Aug 27 2009
Shaindel Beers writes poetry because it's "faster than fiction."
Thu, Aug 13 2009
National Book Award winner Virginia Euwer Wolff on bringing complicated teen characters alive.
Thu, Jul 30 2009
Author Kathleen Alcala on borders, families, and writing to free people of cultural and personal restraints.
Thu, Jul 16 2009
Twin brothers from a rough Portland neighborhood turn out to be very different poets.
Thu, Jul 2 2009
Author Jane Kirkpatrick on fictionalizing history, life on her ranch near the John Day River, and her newest book, A Flickering Light.
Thu, Jun 18 2009
Phillip Margolin joins us to talk about turning from a criminal defense attorney to a nearly thriller-a-year best-selling novelist.
Thu, Jun 4 2009
Why did the fragmented story of a father and daughter bother novelist Peter Rock?