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!

 

LAUGHING IN THE DARK by Susan Swartz op for web 1aDeath and dementia aren’t all that funny, but really, sometimes they are, especially when we open ourselves up to the conversation.  Journalist Susan Swartz has published her first novel, Laughing in the Dark, that is all about navigating life's challenges in the company of friends and family. Suzanne Lang talks with Swartz and also talks with Tess Lorraine, a Death Dula who facilitates the Speaking of Death Cafes in Sonoma County.  Sunday at 10am. 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!

(Photo: Courtesy of the author)

Me as well#MeAsWell , a novel by Peter Mehlman takes on gender politics, race, and the ubiquitous control of Social Media on our lives. Mehlman was a sports writer when he began working for legendary sports journalist Howard Cosell. He was also a writer and producer of Seinfeld and joins Suzanne Lang in conversation. Also featured is Alexandra Chasin, who was just awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and her recent book is Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger's War on Drugs.

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 author)

Deo 45On this final week of this last month of the decade, we bring you two favorite conversations of this past year.  Both people’s courage, tenacity, and grace inspire. Brian Fies talks about his graphic novel, A Fire Story; also joining Suzanne M Lang in conversation is Ruth L Rotary on her memoir, The Little Girl Next Door.

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: R.L. Rotary is the author of The Little Girl Next Door – Courtesy of the author)

Screen Shot 2019 11 01 at 9.40.44 AMRoberto Tejada’s Still Nowhere in an Empty Vastness is expansive in its range: from accounts of conquistador castaway Cabeza de Vaca, to the media spectacle of Elian Gonzalez that initiates us into the exploitation of suffering in the name of politics, which afflicts us to this day, this book of essays and manifestos is a beautiful dive into a poetics of the Americas.  We live in the United States of America, but America, -the Americas, is wider and richer and vital to our personal and cultural identities. Tejada joins Suzanne M. Lang in conversation. Suzanne also talks with Russian River poet, Pat Nolan.

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 author)

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