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.

Genre: 

Pages

Books
2:09 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

New Novel From Stephen Maitland-Lewis A Timely, Compelling Financial Thriller

New Novel by Stephen Maitland-Lewis

Ambition, the third novel from award-winning author and part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis — is a timely financial thriller inspired by an actual multi-million dollar investment banking ripoff  Maitland-Lewis got wind of while working on Wall Street in the late 1980s.

To learn more about Stephen Maitland-Lewis and Ambition — please click here http://maitland-lewis.com/read-me/

Read more
The Sound of Books
1:36 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

"Who Was Dracula?" — A New Investigation By Acclaimed Historian Jim Steinmeyer

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by acclaimed stage and magic historian Jim Steinmeyer: Who Was Dracula? Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood.

Read more
The Sound of Books
2:14 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Poet Rodney Jones' Ninth Volume Explores "Imaginary Logic"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest volume from award-winning poet Rodney Jones — Imaginary Logic.

Read more
The Sound of Books
12:58 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Page-Turning Debut Novel About Race in 1960s Alabama

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten — the acclaimed debut novel from prize-winning historian Robert J. Norrell: Eden Rise.

Read more
The Sound of Books
2:54 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Top Marks for New Mohsin Hamid Novel — "How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised and highly recommended new novel by Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.

Read more
The Sound of Books
12:17 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Susan Straight's Highly Recommended New Novel "Between Heaven and Here"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new novel from award-winning author Susan Straight — Between Heaven and Here.

Read more
The Sound of Books
3:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Timely New Book from Pulitzer Prize Winner Garry Wills, "Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills, Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition.

Read more
The Sound of Books
2:13 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Hanna Rosin's New Book Explores "The End of Men"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest book from award-winning journalist and author Hanna Rosin, The End of Men: and the Rise of Women.

Read more
The Sound of Books
11:38 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Well Crafted Thriller from Novelist Stephen Maitland-Lewis: "Emeralds Never Fade"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the recent novel by soon-to-be part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Emeralds Never Fade.

Read more
The Sound of Books
1:18 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Evocative New Work From Alabama Writer Frye Gaillard: "The Books That Mattered"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from journalist and author Frye Gaillard, The Books That Mattered: A Reader's Memoir.

Read more

Pages