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.

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The Sound of Books
12:30 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

New Orleans Writer Kent Westmoreland Launches Crime Novel Series

An interview with author Kent Westmoreland.

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

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8:14 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Widely Praised New Biography of Leonard Cohen

An interview with the author.

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.

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3:48 pm
Sun October 14, 2012

Critically Acclaimed Debut Novel Set in 1943 Berlin: "City of Women"

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

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7:08 pm
Sun October 7, 2012

Critically Acclaimed New Mystery from Edgar Award-Winning Author Tana French

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.

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4:56 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Critically Acclaimed New Collection of Short Stories from Pulitzer Prize-Winning Fiction Writer

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.

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4:46 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Widely Praised New Biography of Iconic American Novelist David Foster Wallace

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.

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4:29 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Award-winning American Journalist Explores French Parenting Techniques

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.

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2:44 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Century-Old Louisiana Kidnapping Mystery Solved in New History: "A Case for Solomon"

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.

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7:50 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Widely-Praised New Memoir from California Writer and Grief Therapist Claire Bidwell Smith

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.

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7:20 am
Wed July 11, 2012

New Memoir From Ultra-Successful New York City Restaurateur Joe Bastianich

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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