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Conversations between Publishers Weekly editors and authors of new fiction and nonfiction books.

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Conversations between Publishers Weekly editors and authors of new fiction and nonfiction books.

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Publishers Weekly PW LitCast

Latest release on Apr 27, 2020

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Conversations between Publishers Weekly editors and authors of new fiction and nonfiction books.

Rank #1: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Martine Bailey

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PW LitCast talks with author Martine Bailey about her newest historical mystery, 'The Almanack,' set in 1752 England, which integrates the role that almanacs played at the time, into a tricky whodunit plot.

Apr 15 2019

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Rank #2: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Agus Morales

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Journalist Agus Morales tells PW LitCast about his book 'We Are Not Refugees' (Imagine), and his ten-year-long process of visiting many countries to hear the stories of displaced people.

Feb 11 2019

11mins

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Rank #3: PW LitCast: A Conversation with David Hewson

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PW LitCast speaks with author David Hewson about his latest crime novel, The Savage Shore, which features the return of Italian police detective Nic Costa.

Oct 15 2018

18mins

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Rank #4: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Shamini Flint

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PW LitCast speaks with author Shamini Flint about her topical thriller, the Beijing Conspiracy, which uses a fictional plot to explore the US-China Cold War.

Oct 14 2019

17mins

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Rank #5: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Thom Hartmann

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Author and radio host Thom Hartmann talks about his latest book 'The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment.'

Jun 03 2019

17mins

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Rank #6: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Hazel Newlevant

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Hazel Newlevant talks about their graphic memoir 'No Ivy League.'

Aug 19 2019

18mins

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Rank #7: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Daniel Botkin

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PW LitCast talks with author and scientist Daniel Botkin about his novel, 'Tsavo,' which presents differing perspectives on wildlife conservation through a compelling narrative focused on the plight of the African elephant in Kenya.

Nov 12 2018

21mins

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Rank #8: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Marie Veronique Nadeau

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PW LitCast speaks with author and scientist Marie Veronique Nadeau about her book 'The Acne Answer: A Step By Step Guide To Clear Healthy Skin, Frpm Scientific Origins To Natural, Easy, Effective Solutions,' which uses recent scientific discoveries to develop effective treatments for a variety of skin disorders.

Oct 08 2018

17mins

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Rank #9: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Gwen Carr

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PW's LitCast caught up with Gwen Carr, the author of 'This Stop's Today: Eric Garner's Mother Seeks Justice After Losing her Son,' to talk about grief, her role as an activist, and the ongoing fight for equality. "I didn't know if I could make a real difference, but I did know that I could try," she writes.

Oct 01 2018

15mins

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Rank #10: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Dan Koboldt

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Dan Koboldt talks about gathering experts in science to offer guidance for writers of speculative fiction, an effort that began with a blog series and culminated in the book 'Putting Science In Fiction' for Writer's Digest.

Sep 24 2018

22mins

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Rank #11: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Ezra Claytan Daniels

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Ezra Claytan Daniels tells the story of developing the award-winning science fiction graphic novel 'Upgrade Soul,' which began as an app and with self-published episodes before it was completed and acquired by Lion Forge.

Sep 17 2018

18mins

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Rank #12: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Jeri Westerson

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Author Jeri Westerson talks about 'The Deepest Grave,' the latest installment in her Crispin Guest series of medieval detective novels, and shares a reading from the book from Mysteryrats Maze.

Aug 20 2018

22mins

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Rank #13: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Parker J. Palmer

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Author Parker J. Palmer spoke to PW's LitCast about his new book, ‘On the Brink of Everything,’ sharing an important message about aging. “Elders seem to get more fearful as they get older, or there are those who believe — with me — that old is just another word for nothing left to lose, so get out there and take some risks for the common good.” he said. “I’m hoping this book will reinforce that message.”

May 16 2018

23mins

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Rank #14: PW LitCast: A Conversation with George Yancy

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This week on PW LitCast, Senior editor Calvin Reid talks with Emory University professor George Yancey, author of ‘Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism In America,’ published this month by Rowman & Littlefield. Prof. Yancey responds to the flood of vicious racist slurs generated by his 2015 NYT op-ed piece on white privilege and white supremacy, in an effort to understand the willful insulation of White Americans from African American Life.

Apr 23 2018

23mins

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Rank #15: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Carter Wilson

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PW LitCast speaks with author Carter Wilson about his new thriller, Mister Tender’s Girl, inspired by the notorious and horrific real-life Slenderman case, in which two 12-year-old girls stabbed another 12 year old to impress a fictional character.

Jan 22 2018

20mins

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Rank #16: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Jane Issac

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PW LitCast speaks with UK author Jane Isaac about The Lies Within, published by Legend Press. Her third psychological thriller starring DI Will Jackman, Isaac has conjured a story in which a woman is drawn into the investigation of the murder of her own daughter, an event that has unforeseen consequences on her family and the village in which she lives. Listen in as Isaac talks about the evolution of her career as a novelist, the inspiration for her sleuth, the research that took her into a prison and more.

Nov 13 2017

19mins

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Rank #17: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Detective Lt. Joe Kenda

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PW LitCast speaks with author Detective Lt. Joe Kenda about his new book, I Will Find You (CenterStreet). Listen in as we discuss what makes for a great homicide detective, the only three motivations for murder, how police investigations in fiction differ from those in real life, how interrogations are more art than science, why serial killers are rarer than you might think from watching movies, what it feels like to have a second career as a television star; and more.

Sep 18 2017

18mins

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Rank #18: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Ann Druyan

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PW LitCast speaks with Emmy and Peabody Award-winning writer, producer and director Ann Druyan about her production of audiobooks of the nonfiction works of her husband, scientist and science educator Carl Sagan.

Jul 31 2017

24mins

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Rank #19: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Kate Moore

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PW LitCast speaks with author Kate Moore about her new book, The Radium Girls (SourceBooks). Listen in as we discuss the historical research that went into writing the story, the role that the radium companies had in covering up the toxic poisoning, and how such instance of corporate malfeasance are still a massive problem.

May 01 2017

14mins

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Rank #20: PW LitCast: A Conversation with Maynard James Keenan and Sarah Jensen

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On this show we speak with Sarah Jensen and Maynard James Keenan coauthors of "A Perfect Union of Contrary Things," which is published by Backbeat Books.

Nov 14 2016

16mins

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PW%C2%A0LitCast: A Conversation with Michelle Cox

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PW LitCast speaks with author Michelle Cox about her new Henriett and Inspector Howard novel set in 1930s Chicago, featuring a mystery involving a spiritualist and an insane asylum. (Sponsored.)

Apr 27 2020

20mins

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PW%C2%A0LitCast: A Conversation with Tim O%27Mara

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PW LitCast speaks with author Tim O'Mara about his new mystery, The Hook, set in Brooklyn, in which his series sleuth, Raymond Donne, a cop-turned-middle school teacher, must solve the bizarre murder—by arrow—on the roof of his school.

Mar 02 2020

18mins

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PW LitCast: A Conversation with Michael Wiley

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PW LitCast speaks with author Michael Wiley about his new series debut, Trouble in Mind, which introduces a unique PI, Sam Kelson, who's afflicted with disinhibition, and thus unable to tell lies.

Nov 11 2019

21mins

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PW LitCast: A Conversation with Sara Berry

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Sara Berry tells PW's LitCast about the love, perseverance, and connections that saved hundreds of lives in her new book, 'Tap Code: The Epic Survival Tale of a Vietnam POW and the Secret Code That Changed Everything,' co-authored by Carlyle S. Harris.

Oct 28 2019

14mins

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PW LitCast: A Conversation with Patti Callahan

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PW LitCast speaks with 'New York Times' bestselling author Patti Callahan about her seven-part original podcast that explores the improbable and beautiful love story between C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. Stay tuned at the end of the episode for a brief except of the podcast featuring Douglas Gresham, and find more info about 'Becoming Mrs. Lewis' here: www.becomingmrslewispodcast.com

Oct 21 2019

14mins

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PW LitCast: A Conversation with Shamini Flint

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PW LitCast speaks with author Shamini Flint about her topical thriller, the Beijing Conspiracy, which uses a fictional plot to explore the US-China Cold War.

Oct 14 2019

17mins

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PW LitCast: A Conversation with Doug Wilhelm

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PW LitCast speaks with Doug Wilhelm, the editor of 'China In Another Time: A Personal Story,' Claire Malcolm Lintilhac's compelling memoir of life in China during the first half of the 20th century.

Oct 07 2019

20mins

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PW LitCast: A Conversation with Hazel Newlevant

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Hazel Newlevant talks about their graphic memoir 'No Ivy League.'

Aug 19 2019

18mins

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PW LitCast: A Conversation with Thom Hartmann

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Author and radio host Thom Hartmann talks about his latest book 'The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment.'

Jun 03 2019

17mins

Play

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Martine Bailey

Podcast cover
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PW LitCast talks with author Martine Bailey about her newest historical mystery, 'The Almanack,' set in 1752 England, which integrates the role that almanacs played at the time, into a tricky whodunit plot.

Apr 15 2019

22mins

Play

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Agus Morales

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Journalist Agus Morales tells PW LitCast about his book 'We Are Not Refugees' (Imagine), and his ten-year-long process of visiting many countries to hear the stories of displaced people.

Feb 11 2019

11mins

Play

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Daniel Botkin

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PW LitCast talks with author and scientist Daniel Botkin about his novel, 'Tsavo,' which presents differing perspectives on wildlife conservation through a compelling narrative focused on the plight of the African elephant in Kenya.

Nov 12 2018

21mins

Play

PW LitCast: A Conversation with David Hewson

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PW LitCast speaks with author David Hewson about his latest crime novel, The Savage Shore, which features the return of Italian police detective Nic Costa.

Oct 15 2018

18mins

Play

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Marie Veronique Nadeau

Podcast cover
Read more
PW LitCast speaks with author and scientist Marie Veronique Nadeau about her book 'The Acne Answer: A Step By Step Guide To Clear Healthy Skin, Frpm Scientific Origins To Natural, Easy, Effective Solutions,' which uses recent scientific discoveries to develop effective treatments for a variety of skin disorders.

Oct 08 2018

17mins

Play

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Gwen Carr

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PW's LitCast caught up with Gwen Carr, the author of 'This Stop's Today: Eric Garner's Mother Seeks Justice After Losing her Son,' to talk about grief, her role as an activist, and the ongoing fight for equality. "I didn't know if I could make a real difference, but I did know that I could try," she writes.

Oct 01 2018

15mins

Play

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Dan Koboldt

Podcast cover
Read more
Dan Koboldt talks about gathering experts in science to offer guidance for writers of speculative fiction, an effort that began with a blog series and culminated in the book 'Putting Science In Fiction' for Writer's Digest.

Sep 24 2018

22mins

Play

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Ezra Claytan Daniels

Podcast cover
Read more
Ezra Claytan Daniels tells the story of developing the award-winning science fiction graphic novel 'Upgrade Soul,' which began as an app and with self-published episodes before it was completed and acquired by Lion Forge.

Sep 17 2018

18mins

Play

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Jeri Westerson

Podcast cover
Read more
Author Jeri Westerson talks about 'The Deepest Grave,' the latest installment in her Crispin Guest series of medieval detective novels, and shares a reading from the book from Mysteryrats Maze.

Aug 20 2018

22mins

Play

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Ted Alvarez

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In his book, The Survival Hacker’s Handbook (Falcon, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield), Ted Alvarez shares helpful advice for hikers and backpackers on how to survive with just about anything.

Jun 19 2018

19mins

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PW LitCast: A Conversation with Chris Keyes

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Christopher Keyes, editor of Outside Magazine, discusses Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine.

May 21 2018

13mins

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