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Nov 29, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guests: Hampton Sides and James McGrath Morris

HAMPTON SIDES is a best-selling author and journalist. He is widely acclaimed as an historian and author of adventurous literary non-fiction. His books include- Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder. Side's latest book, In the kingdom of Ice is a riveting account of the first American attempt to reach the North Pole.

 

Hampton Sides' articles have appeared in many publications - here are a few: Outside magazine National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire,  and The Washington Post. Sides has guest-lectured at Columbia, Yale, Stanford, SMU, and Colorado College. among other venues and institutions.

Right now, Hampton Sides is working on a book for Doubleday about 1950, the early days of the Cold War, and the heroic Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir.

JAMES MCGRATH MORRIS is a critically-acclaimed biographer. He has also worked along the way-  as a journalist, book publisher, high school teacher and radio news broadcaster.

Morris has 7 published books- about such impressive figures as publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, activist, Emma Goldman, and Ethel Payne, the first lady of the black press.

His latest book-  Published this year-  The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway and Dos Passos--and a Friendship Made and Lost in War is the story of two aspiring writer who meet during war, forge an intense twenty-year friendship, and write some of America's greatest novels.

 

 

Nov 22, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Caroline Fraser

Caroline Fraser's most recent book, Prairie Fires: the American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for biography.  

Laura Ingalls Wilder is known and loved by generations of American children as the author of the Little House On the Prairie. However, her astounding personal story has never been fully told.

Frasers book, Prairie Fire, is the true saga of Laura Ingalls Wilder's life. Drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and historic records, Caroline Fraser fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. Fraser reveals the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life.

Caroline Fraser is the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series. Fraser's writing has appeared in many publications , among them- The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker,The Atlantic and the London Review of Books. Her other books include, Rewilding The World and God's Perfect Child. Fraser lives in Santa fe, NM

 

Nov 15, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Fred Van Lente

Fred Van Lente is best known as a NY Times best-selling comic writer.  He creates the text for hard-hitting, irreverent, super hero series like Archer and Armstrong.  Non-fiction comics with weightier subjects like the series Action Philosphers. Other comics include Weird Detective and X-men Noir.

He also co-wrote the graphic novel Cowboys and Aliens, which was made into a film starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig.

Now Van Lente has swerved from his successful comic-writer career to write his first novel- Ten Dead Comedians, a show business satire. His second novel, The Con Artist, is set in the comic book industry. That book will be out in 2018.

Nov 8, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Joan Logghe

Joan Logghe - Poet Laureate of Santa Fe 2010-2012.  She works at poetry and arts activism.  She studied at Tufts University where she graduated as Class Poet and won an Academy of American Poet’s College Poetry Award. Logghe's many awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry Grants, and A Mabel Dodge Luhan Internship.

Logghe taught poetry extensively in the US and abroad. She is the president of New Mexico Literary Arts  which aims to inspire & develop the imaginative use of language and to create opportunities for the integration of the literary arts with other art forms throughout New Mexico.Her books include What Makes a Woman Beautiful, Twenty Years in Bed with the Same Man (a finalist in Western States Book Award) and Sofia, Logghe is a co-founder of Tres Chicas Books based in Santa Fe.   

 

 

 

 

Nov 1, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Elizabeth Rose

Deep in the Himalayan foothills, ELIZABETH ROSE was born by the light of a hurricane lamp on the dining room table.It was the last decade of the British Raj. The British rule in India. The adventure begins there.

Elizabeth was shipped off from India at age seven to a children's home in England, There She roamed the moors , she became a feral child: taking in the wildness of the landscape. There her imagination developed un-schooled and un-censored.Elizabeth Rose became a writer, poet and sculptor. Also a wife, mother and speech pathologist.

Her book, Poet Under A Soldier's Hat, is the adventurous story of her birth father, Hugh Rose. Elizabeth Rose combines material from her birth fathers extensive diaries and her own research to create a fascinating story of military life and secret artistic passion. The tale unfolds with adulterous affairs, illegitimate pregnancies and banishment.

Rose emigrated from England in 1986 and now lives and works in Galisteo, New Mexico. Rose has received more than a dozen writers awards.

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