The Book Babes were all over the radio waves last week.
THE BOOK BABES PROGRAM ON WMNF-FM 88.5 in Tampa
An interview with author JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS: Phillips talks about the unusual creative writing program she launched at Rutgers University, the genesis of her latest novel, “Lark & Termite,” and the state of fiction in America.
A discussion about the consequences of SPILLING FAMILY SECRETS: Ellen, reporting on the NBCC nominations, brings up her reservations about “The Bishop’s Daughter,” one of five memoirs nominated in the Autobiography category. In the memoir, author Honor Moore outs her father who was a prominent Episcopal bishop. The Book Babes debate the pros and cons of revealing secrets against the wishes of family members. Ellen also predicts the winner in the NBCC fiction category. Awards will be handed out in New York in March.
Check out the show, which aired on Feb. 18 and is now archived at www.wmnf.org. Click On Demand/Archives/Book Babes (found on the calendar at 11:30 on Wednesday).
THE BOOK BABES ON MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO
Joining the station during its pledge drive and Kerri Miller’s Midmorning show, The Book Babes commented on book recommendations from listeners and made a few of their own. The station offered the Book Babes’ new book, “Between the Covers: The Book Babes’ Guide to a Woman’s Reading Pleasures,” as a prize for those who sent in pledges.
Hey, maybe that’s why the book went into its second printing this week!
With book coverage shrinking in so many newspapers, we're grateful to Kerri Miller and MPR ramping it up. She's our kind of Book Babe!
Check out her MPR show and the list of the book recommendations the Book Babes and MPR listeners made during our appearance at http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/02/19/midmorning1/