Suzanne Lang studio

Non-fiction to pulp fiction, host Suzanne M. Lang explores the world of books featuring conversations with writers, academics, and readers. We all have a story to tell. It’s A Novel Idea. 

A Novel Idea airs on the first Sunday of every month on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!

 

Screen Shot 2020 07 31 at 4.20.11 PMRisky authors play with form and defy easy description and this is the case with two authors who through their radical storytelling take us on a good ride, but with something sound and poignant underlying. The Seep is an alien life form that comes to inhabit humanity in Chana Porter’s quasi-utopian, surreal fantasy, The Seep. Thomas E. Cochrane, a noted geologist has taken a turn into fiction with his twisted detective novel, Entwined.  Join Suzanne M Lang in conversation with playwright and novelist Chana Porter, as well as Thomas E. Cochrane, Sunday, August 2nd at 10 am PT. It’s A Novel Idea on KRCB Northern California Public Media, streaming at undefined.

A Novel Idea airs on the first and fifth Sundays of every month at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!

(Photos: Courtesy of the authors)

novel artpgOur stories are important. It is our stories that connect us. So says Caitlin Hamilton Summie, author of To Lay to Rest our Ghosts, a remarkable and moving collection of 10 stories that reveal the complexity of our families and relationships, and the influence of place -all with finely rendered prose that stirs and lingers. Caitlin has a full literary life as an author and as co-owner of Caitlin Hamilton Marketing & Publicity. She has represented many authors over her long career and her book is a revelation. Caitlin joins Suzanne M. Lang in conversation, Sunday, June 7th, 10 am PT.

A Novel Idea airs on the first and fifth Sundays of every month at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!

(Photo: Courtesy of the author)

Screen Shot 2020 07 03 at 7.24.45 AMFood and family sustain us, especially during trying times. We celebrate this with two award-winning authors in conversation with Suzanne M. Lang.  Meera Ekkanath Klein has just released “Seeing Ceremony -A Novel in Recipes”, a follow-up to “My Mother’s Kitchen -A Novel in Recipes”, both coming of age novels set in Southern India featuring its climate, color, traditions, and recipes!

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2020 07 03 at 7.25.28 AMCarole Bumpus takes us to another continent in “Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book Two”, a companion to Book One, and a memoir (with recipes) of her travels that were the basis of her awarding winning novel “A Cup of Redemption”. Exotic places and good food, it’s A Novel Idea.

A Novel Idea airs on the first and fifth Sundays of every month at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!

(Photos: Courtesy of the authors)

JCJ dh fullWhite people kill black people. Despite Emancipation, despite the Civil Rights movement of now over fifty years ago, white people still kill African Americans in cold blood. In 1919 in the state of Arkansas in the fertile area of the Mississippi River, in a town called Elaine over the course of a couple of days, over 100 African Americans were slaughtered, as well as five white men in what came to be known as the Elaine Race Massacre.  Damaged Heritage: the Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation is J. Chester Johnson’s historical memoir that tells of that ugly spell of history and takes us further on his own journey of reconciliation with his own family’s participation in those events of a century ago. Suzanne M. Lang talks with Johnson on KRCB’s A Novel Idea.

A Novel Idea airs on the first and fifth Sundays of every month at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!

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