The Sound of Books

Wednesdays at 7:35 a.m.

Each Wednesday morning on The Sound of Books award-winning producer and interviewer Fred Kasten talks to the author — or occasionally editor — of a new or recently-published book that Fred judges to be both well written and of likely interest to WWNO listeners.

Writers covered on The Sound of  Books range from such internationally acclaimed authors as Pulitzer Prize- and MacArthur Grant-winning fiction writer Junot Diaz — and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey — to emerging writers worthy of wider recognition, such as novelists Skip Horack and Amor Towles.

The Sound of Books covers work in a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the debut novel from New Orleans writer Kent Westmoreland: Baronne Street.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten — the new biography from acclaimed music journalist and author Sylvie Simmons — I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the critically-acclaimed debut novel by David R. Gillham:  City of Women.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the critically acclaimed new mystery from New York Times-bestselling, Edgar Award-winning writer Tana French: Broken Harbor.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten: the widely praised new collection of connected short stories from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten: the widely praised new biography from journalist and author D. T. Max, Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten — the new memoir from international affairs journalist Pamela Druckerman, Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new non-fiction investigation of a century-old Louisiana mystery: A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation, by co-authors Tal McThenia and Margaret Dunbar Cutright.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten: the widely-praised new memoir from California writer and grief therapist Claire Bidwell Smith, The Rules of Inheritance.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten — the new memoir from ultra-successful New York City restaurateur Joe Bastianich — Restaurant Man.

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