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Non-fiction to pulp fiction, host and producer Suzanne M. Lang explore the world of books featuring conversations with writers, academics, and readers. It’s a novel idea.

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Non-fiction to pulp fiction, host and producer Suzanne M. Lang explore the world of books featuring conversations with writers, academics, and readers. It’s a novel idea.

    Two young new literary voices on A Novel Idea (Aired: November 7, 2021)

    Two young new literary voices on A Novel Idea (Aired: November 7, 2021)

    It’s two young new literary voices on this edition on KRCB’s A Novel Idea with Suzanne Lang.
    Kendra Atleework’s book is Miracle Country, a Memoir of a Family and a Landscape; set in the Eastern Sierra, it is up there with the best of writing on California.
    Also featured is Shruti Swamy with her novel The Archer, set in 1960s Bombay India which focuses on a dancer of Kathak, an ancient traditional form of Indian dance.
    It’s A Novel Idea with Suzanne Lang. Sunday, November 7th at 10:00 am on KRCB 104.9 FM, streaming and podcasting at krcb.org.

    Peri Chickering and Carolyn Lee Arnold on A Novel Idea (Aired: October 31, 2021)

    Peri Chickering and Carolyn Lee Arnold on A Novel Idea (Aired: October 31, 2021)

    Over the years it seems that many of the authors we’ve featured have been published by Berkeley based She Writes Press, including our featured authors on this episode. Peri Chickering joins me this week with her book based on the Indigenous concept of the Seven Directions, Leadership Flow: the Unstoppable Power of Connection. Plus, I chat with Carolyn Lee Arnold with her sex positive book, Fifty First Dates After Fifty, A Memoir. To set the stage, we’ll talk with Brooke Warner, Publisher of She Writes Press. It’s KRCB’s A Novel Idea with Suzanne M. Lang.

    Joanna FitzPatrick and Jeanne Baker Guy on A Novel Idea (Aired: October 3, 2021)  

    Joanna FitzPatrick and Jeanne Baker Guy on A Novel Idea (Aired: October 3, 2021)  

    Nonfiction that reads like a novel, and a novel steeped in modern California history are approached by Suzanne M Lang in conversation with Joanna FitzPatrick and Jeanne Baker Guy.
    FitzPatrick’s novel, The Artist Colony is a murder mystery set at a women’s art colony in the dynamic environment of 1924 Carmel-by-the Sea. Though a work of fiction, it vividly paints the weather and landscape of the area, that has so inspired artists, and is set in the early Twentieth Century, when women, who just got the vote, were struggling to be taken seriously as artists.
    Jeanne Baker Guy has produced a memoir of a time in her life when her ex-husband kidnapped their two children; the story of her struggle to locate them and bring them home is the story of You’ll Never Find Us. Both books are published by She Writes Press.

    Suzanne Lang talks with Kent Wong on A Novel Idea (Aired: September 5, 2021)

    Suzanne Lang talks with Kent Wong on A Novel Idea (Aired: September 5, 2021)

    Author Kent Wong's memoir, Swimming to Freedom -My Escape from China and the Cultural Revolution, an Untold Story is a riveting tale of his life in China as a boy during the Cultural Revolution. Wong joined the dissident underground and became one of the half million other Chinese who braved the waters of the South China Sea, escaping to Hong Kong, then under British rule. Join Suzanne Lang in conversation with Kent Wong.
    A Novel Idea airs on the first and fifth Sundays of every month at 10:00 am on KRCB 104.9 / streaming @ krcb.org /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!

    Award-Winning Authors Jessica Barksdale Inclán and Nancy Econome on A Novel Idea (Aired: August 29, 2021)

    Award-Winning Authors Jessica Barksdale Inclán and Nancy Econome on A Novel Idea (Aired: August 29, 2021)

    Fiction can be fantasy, fiction can reflect back to us who we are, and at its best it does both while being an entertaining read. Such is the case with two books we feature and the conversations with their award-winning authors Jessica Barksdale Inclán brings us the time-traveling literary fantasy, The Play’s the Thing. Nancy Econome brings us her debut novel of Greek immigrants in the 1940’s, The Classic Grill, a Tale of Greek Gods and Immigrant Heroes. Join Suzanne M. Lang in conversation with these two novelists. A Novel Idea airs on the first and fifth Sundays of every month at 10:00 am on KRCB 104.9 – Sonoma County’s NPR station / streaming @ krcb.org/radio /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!

    Sailing the Early Seas of Pirate Radio in the U.K. on A Novel Idea (Aired: August 1, 2021)

    Sailing the Early Seas of Pirate Radio in the U.K. on A Novel Idea (Aired: August 1, 2021)

    Scampering across balconies, rooftops, and even Mick Jaggers house, to string antenna wire across London, Arnold M.D. Levine details the antics and achievements of the pirate radio movement in the UK in his fun and informative memoir Banned by the BBC, How I Became a Radio Pirate, a memoir of 1970's London. Levine is a Sonoma County radio broadcaster and host of Tommy's Holiday Camp on KOWS-Occidental and joins Suzanne M. Lang in conversation.
    A Novel Idea airs on the first and fifth Sundays of every month at 10:00 am on KRCB 104.9 – Sonoma County’s NPR station / streaming @ krcb.org/radio /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!

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